Health Guide With An Elvis Song:
As Elvis Presley fans we all love the way he interprets his rock and roll songs. His natural rhythm and the way he bounces them make us eager beavers to listen to him repeatedly and there are so many of his hits. One of these songs that struck me is, *All Shook Up and Mao Wong (Cat King, as he is called in the East) makes it so unique and personal as he arouses the animal in us. As youths we feel instinctively hot and sensual when we gyrate to this number:
'A well I bless my soul
What's wrong with me?
I'm itching like a man on a fuzzy tree
My friends say I'm actin' wild as a bug.'
But that was years ago and happened during our younger days, because now as we watch The King on You Tube, there's a different feel to the lyrics. 'I'm itchin' like a man on a fuzzy tree' is instantly recognisable because some of us, at our age, may have problem skin. The itch from certain skin ailments like eczema or hives makes it unbearable and the phrase, 'itching all over' takes on a different perspective.
'My hands are shaky and my knees are weak
I can't seem to stand on my own two feet
Who do you thank when you have such luck?
After a long walk or jog it is not unusual for seniors to complain, 'My hands are shaky and my knees are weak' giving a new meaning to the line with the resultant effect, 'I can't seem to stand on my own two feet.' The lyrics speak for themselves since arthritis, osteoporosis and weak knees are ailments we cannot run away from. The walking stick helps but, 'Who do you thank when you have such luck?' Old age definitely and not 'love' as the line, 'I'm in love, I'm all shook up', explains.
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'Please don't ask me what's on my mind
I'm a little mixed up, but I'm feelin' fine
When I'm near that girl that I love best
My heart beats so it scares me to death!'
Yes, at 70 we would probably not realise what's on our mind let alone give a reason for it. The mixed up feeling could be the result of dementia or memory loss and 'feelin' fine' a personal reassurance that everything's alright.
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'She touched my hand what a chill I got
Her lips are like a volcano that's hot
I'm proud to say she's my buttercup.'
With atrial fibrillation and a high pulse rate so common amongst seniors, 'My heart beats so it scares me to death!' could be a sign of heart degeneration or a probable cardiac arrest. 'She touched my hand what a chill I got' could be a dengue onset or a flu bug attack. 'Her lips are like a volcano that's hot' does not indicate that we've excited our partner but probably because she's got influenza too.
'My tongue gets tied when I try to speak
My insides shake like a leaf on a tree
There's only one cure for this body of mine...'
*All Shook Up is a song recorded by Elvis Presley in 1957 and published by Elvis Presley Music and composed by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley. That's When Your Heartache Begins is on Side B (Wikipedia).
*All Shook Up is also a 2004 American jukebox musical with Elvis Presley music and with a book by Joe DiPietro. The story is based on William Shakespeare's 1602 play Twelfth Night (Wikipedia).
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