In the darkness, Elvis shares a womb with his stillborn twin, Jesse. He vacates- only to be born into poverty.
He overcomes poverty, to be a star. A hillbilly with money and fame.
He prevails over the pressures and burdens of celebrity by dropping out/off.
He triumphs over falling off/out (and himself), by staging a comeback.
He transcends his comeback with an ultimate success: Death. It was the last move to make. A death/life so compelling, a mystique so finely woven into the fabric of western culture, that even in finality, it echoes down the mirrored halls into perpetuity…
As adapted from Greil Marcus by Brad Krohe