Elvis speaks about his family

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(1975 or 76)
“She was the best thing that ever happened to me — her and the baby. It’s a hell of thing that one person can be so-so satisfied and then find out it was all a lie. That the other person was unhappy and dieing inside all that time — just putting you on for so long. A hell of a thing. Damn, I was a fool, I guess blind. I really didn’t see it comin’ — even when she told me, I never listened. You know, nine years I knew her but-but-but I guess we never really did know each other — I mean really. . .”

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(1973 – asked about his favorite memory)
“I guess my favorite one now is when Lisa was born, when I first held her, you know? She was so-so tiny, precious and beautiful. I know all babies look beautiful to their parents, but she was-was special. I guess because I realized she was my child — mine to care for – and it was a special feeling. I realized it wasn’t just me anymore — or Cilla. It was us and they depended on me. I liked it.”

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(after the divorce)
“It’s just that I miss her (Lisa) I miss them both and there is not a hell of a thing I can do about it other than live with it. And it’s killin’ me, just killin’ me inside. Sometimes I think I’d be better off dead and then it wouldn’t hurt anymore. But that’s silly then I sure enough couldn’t be with my baby. . .God, I love her she’s so sweet and you know, the thing that gets me most when I think of it, which is nearly all the time, she’s mine, I mean really mine, you know? Do you understand me? It’s almost incomprehensible, isn’t it? It makes me have chills, Lordy!”

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One comment on “Elvis speaks about his family

  1. So sad. I wonder what would have happened had Priscilla stayed with him. Shame there wasn’t anyone to guide them and provide counseling.

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