Close friend of mine as a child fell into a slumber No sign of life since '75 Then one day he just, what do you know I guess God just called his number
He called me up he called me up and said "I've been awake about a week I'm thinking about asking the doctor If he could put me back to sleep" Then he laughed and said "Hey all the girls they look the same" Don't they know just what their mothers Paid in blood, and tears to change
But the words that made me cry The thing he softly said It stayed with me, it keeps messing with my head He said, "If Jesus Christ is alive and well Then how come John and Elvis are dead?"
Youth, beautiful youth We walked through the walls until we found the truth And said "Change it, it's ugly just change it" Everyone we used to know Must have given up, so long ago You can see it, it's written on their faces And the inside of their clothes
But the words that made me cry 'Cause I knew just what they meant He turned to me and said "Hey boy, if Jesus Christ is alive and well Then how come John and Elvis are dead?"
"Tell me if Jesus Christ is alive and well Then how come Marvin and Elvis are dead?"
I said "If Jesus Christ is going to save us from ourselves How come peace, love and Elvis are dead?"