Little Less Conversation

This is the “new” Elvis song. A DJ with the interesting name of JXL has remixed the Elvis song “Little Less Conversation.” It’s really catchy; apparently number one on some chart in Europe. These Euro people seem to write, produce, and perform far better electronic and dance tracks than the US ever does. Europeans simply know what sounds good on a dance floor and thus their club music exceeds most US offerings. But the real focus is this song:

A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark
Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me
Satisfy me baby

Baby close your eyes and listen to the music
Drifting through a summer breeze
It’s a groovy night and I can show you how to use it
Come along with me and put your mind at ease

Only Elvis could make that sound good. The lyrics seem a little demanding don’t they? Sometimes dissecting a song ruins it, but in this case it adds. First of all, you can find out what Elvis is actually saying (satisfactioning is a word?). Next, you can see the way in which he takes this choppy prose and makes it musical. Finally, this song was good to begin with, but listening to it with a kicking bass beat adds a new feel. Thankfully the new feel was in good taste and didn’t take away the song’s original character. Remixes, lyrics, and writing about music in general is a good time; you’ll probably be reading more of this in the future.

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