Listen to Memphis song with lyrics from Janis Ian

Memphis

Janis Ian4 Apr 2000

Memphis Lyrics

Memphis - Janis Ian

We were standing by the river

 

Staring into town

 

All the world was on his shoulders

 

The tears were raining down

 

All along the Southern skyline

 

City lights began to bloom

 

He said if you only knew her

 

The way that I do sir

 

You would be crying too

 

If you could see Memphis the way that I do

 

She would look different to you

 

Queen of the Delta tip your tiara

 

Memphis the belle of the blues

 

The streets were filled with cotton

 

And music filled the air

 

All the paddle boats came rolling

 

From east of everywhere

 

Now the streets are filled with silence

 

And songs no one can hear

 

But her memory lingers

 

It slips through my fingers

 

And into this river of tears

 

If you could see Memphis the way that I do

 

She would look different to you

 

Queen of the Delta tip your tiara

 

Memphis the belle of the blues

 

So roll on roll on

 

My sweet magnolia roll on

 

How the memory lingers

 

It slips through my fingers

 

And into this river of tears

 

If you could see Memphis the way that I do

 

She would look different to you

 

Queen of the Delta tip your tiara

 

Memphis the belle of the blues

 

 

Memphis the belle of the blues