Elvis Presley - Clean Up Your Own Back Yard Recorded October 23, 1968
“Drugstore cowboy criticizing Acting like he’s better than you and me Standing on the sidewalk supervising Telling everybody how they ought to be Come closing time ‘most every night He locks up tight and out go the lights And he ducks out of sight and he cheats on his wife With his employee
Clean up your own backyard Oh don’t you hand me none of your lines Clean up your own backyard You tend to your business, I’ll tend to mine”
June 26, 1968 Colonel Tom Parker’s Birthday on the Set of the ‘68 Special. PHOTO: Elvis performing the song It Hurts Me with special new comedic lyrics.
“It hurts me to see the budget climb up to the sky. It hurts me when Finkel gives me trouble. When I see all my money go just for one goddamned ol’ tv show, it hurts me the way that Finkel spends my dough.
The whole town is talkin’, they’re callin’ me a fool for listenin’ to binder’s same old lies. Finkel calls me, says I’ve got no choice then hangs up the phone in that damned Rolls Royce. It hurts me when my tears start to flow.
They promised me sure if I would give in that I would - that I would never go wrong, but tell me the truth is it too much to ask for one lousy, tired ol’ Christmas song…?”