Not many people know this, but Elvis Presley was an avid gun collector. He LOVED guns. He never left the house without one, or five. As a matter of fact, Elvis loved guns so much that he incorporated “gun language” into many of his songs, only to see the higher up muckity-mucks record producers demand he tone down his pro-gun language for to something that was “less offensive” to their delicate liberal sensitivities.
Like the song Heartbreak Hotel. We know the lyrics as”
Well, since my baby left me,
I found a new place to dwell.
It’s down at the end of lonely street
at Heartbreak Hotel.
You make me so lonely baby,
I get so lonely,
I get so lonely I could die.
That was AFTER the PC police came a callin’. The lyrics BEFORE producers made Elvis change them consisted of these words:
My baby better not think of leaving me,
Or taking her possessions from the place where we dwell.
Or I’ll cap her ass and kill her cats
I’ll see that byatch in hell.
Don’t make a life-changing mistake, baby,
Think carefully what your next move will be,
Or you’ll see both barrels of these fine made-in-the-USA weapons, and you could die.
You know, not to sound all liberal or anything, but maybe those lyrics were a bit offside. Then again, maybe record producers shouldn’t try to stifle creativity.