Light Motifs II Thursday Inspiration 56-Street
One of Elvis Presley’s most famous ( and my personal favorite song ) was inspired by a suicide note- the note read ” I walk a lonely street “.
That song is Heartbreak Hotel.
Before I had learned that story, I had always imagined that the Heartbreak Hotel was actually a song about a cemetery and had said as much to my parents- I was about 9 years old at the time. Needless to say they were somewhat horrified I could have come up with such a weird idea- but lo and behold it turns out that I was on to something.
So let’s stroll up a few more years when I was in my forties and took a trip to New Orleans for Halloween. I took a tour of Saint Louis Cemetery Number one and the minute I went through the gates and started to walk down the streets I thought for sure I would see a bellhop around one corner and maybe I would see the faceless desk clerk dressed in black around the next corner.
Because in my bones I knew I had found it… I was seeing it with my own eyes- the real life Heartbreak Hotel.
Although it’s always crowded
You still can find some room
For broken-hearted lovers
To cry there in the gloom
And be so, where they’ll be so lonely, baby
Well, they’re so lonely
They’ll be so lonely, they could die