Graceland's Empty ~ Joe Var Veri original (demo)





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Published on Apr 25, 2011

Demo for possible re-production, 2006
© Copyright Var Veri Music 2006

As much as this is a song of longing, of missing one's smile, one's voice, and of still hearing the sound of their footsteps, it is a song of hope. Hope in that we take comfort in knowing that their journey has been fullfilled, that they are "home", and that they are in bliss.
With this hope we never let go. The essence that once was; still is. The spirit reaches out with no boundaries, no obstruction.

These walls, these possessions are all that remain of a life forever loved, forever missed. But it is the heart within and the bond of love that can never be separated.

Graceland is empty without Elvis...but i for one believe that there is nothing left there for him. For he is in bliss and in a realm we mortals could not come to comprehend. Therefore, Graceland's Empty will always remain a song of hope.

Joe Var Veri

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Veronica Emberson-Foxcroft
Hey Joe, I've listened to this a number of times now, and I wanted to tell you how much I love this song! It has a decidedly more Indie sound than the others, but I would attribute that to a combination of the quiet, almost reverent sound, and the serious lyrics. I can see how this might not be as popular with crowds (because crowds don't always want depth, and are after feel-good music), but to a true Elvis fan this is brilliant! The E fan will save this song for a time when there's nothing going on in the room -- a little less conversation, so to speak, ;) in order to pay respects to the one we lost much too soon. Again, you have this amazing gift of painting a picture with your lyrics. I literally have this little movie playing in my head when I hear this song. There's slow motion of a bullet going through a TV. There's black and white silent movie type of hide and seek.  And I can picture a thousand lighters, candles, or cell phones shining in the dark, waving back and forth at a tribute concert. For Joe Var Veri fans, this song is equally brilliant, because this is your passion! This is Joe! This song paints the pieces of E -- the man with many layers, the pain, the brooding, the spiritual connection -- not the joke that Hollywood and society too often portrays him as.  Beautiful guitar, beautiful singing, beautiful tribute. I wish he could have known you... :)
Peter Lisboa
Just found this visiting your site. Wow Joe, this is outstanding awesome... Cheers, Peter!
You are a super talent Joe ! Just awesome. You do Elvis' legacy proud with your outstanding versions of songs Elvis recorded. "Graceland's Empty is wonderful. 
delvis aaron
woooooowww man what a song the fist time i love a new song i love the old songs but this is a great song i wish you all best buddy from my heart i put it in my channel to my fav.
wow this is so beautiful... very heartfelt..poor Elvis couldn't take a breath without someone screaming at him..he was such a beautiful man..you have really done a great tribute to his memory...awesome... I am addicted to your music...p/l/h..k
Wow! Wow! Joe, this such a wonderful song. Full of meaning on so many levels. Once again you have set me back . Love this!! xx Pam
Fox Gino Heidi Gabriella
the song touch my soul 
Joe this is just beautiful but I can't seem to listen without opening the floodgates. I was at Graceland in Nov of 2009 for the lighting ceremony and I was fine the minute I walked up on his porch I started crying and Graceland does indeed seem empty withut him there. It's the people that make a house a home. Thanks to my beautiful friend Ruth for this great share. Beautiful Joe God Bless, Hugs & Smiles, Love, Jan
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