Courtney Leigh Heins

Courtney Leigh Heins

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Folk - Country | Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 9,847   
Member Since: 2003
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Song Description

Singer goes on a pilgrimage to places associated with Elvis Presley, James Dean, John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe & Janis Joplin, contemplates life/death; whether they thought their fame was fleeting or if they knew they were to become legends

Story Behind the Song

What makes a legend & what intrigues us to hold onto them?


Took a train to Memphis on a Sunday morn?
Stopped off at Graceland, been there twice before
passed by the Lisa Marie and I opened up the door
He said: They all come to visit me, whatever for?

Because I?ll fade away
I?ll fade away
I?ll fade away
One day

Went home for Christmas, some Indiana town
Detoured to Fairmount, his old stompin? ground
Drove past the farm, an? I fell to my knees
At his lipstick-stained headstone
He said: Good things come in three?s

But I?ll fade away
I?ll fade away
I?ll fade away
One day

New Year?s in New York, off with some friends
Trip to the Upper West Side, that?s where the journey ends
Stood in front of the Dakota
Heartbeat like a drum
He said: I may be a dreamer, but I?m not the only one

Y?know that I?ll fade away
I?ll fade away
I?ll fade away
One day

Flew back to Hollywood, Lord knows why
Actors all runnin? scared, ?cuz their pilots wouldn?t fly
Roosevelt to Roosevelt, kiss Marilyn goodbye
Then the Highland Gardens Hotel
Where Janis said good night, and she said:

I?ll fade away
I?ll fade away
I?ll fade away
One day

copyright 2003 Courtney Leigh Heins

Song Length
Country - Alternative, Folk - Country
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Poignant, Peaceful

Subject Matter
Stardom, History, Past

Similar Artists
Lucinda Williams, Jewel
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Courtney Leigh Heins
Music Credits Courtney Leigh Heins & Bryan Dobbs
Producer Credits Bryan Dobbs
Publisher Credits N/A
Performance Credits Courtney Leigh Heins & Bryan Dobbs
Label Credits N/A