Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie opens up on memories of macabre Graceland ...

Elvis Presley died of a heart attack on August 16, 1977, after being found unconcious by his girlfriend Ginger Alden on the floor of his bathroom. His final resting place is situated in a garden next to Graceland mansion, a site which can be toured by fans visiting his former home. In an unearthed interview with Playboy in 2003, Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie Presley opened up about her song, Lights Out, which refers to the “damn back lawn” at the house, and shared her thoughts on her father’s gravesite.

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Asked why she chose that specific phrase when reflecting on Graceland’s Meditation Garden, Lisa Marie replied: “Because I couldn't say ‘motherf***ing back lawn .’ It didn't work melodically.

“The back lawn of Graceland is a graveyard, basically,” she explained. “How many people have a family grave in the backyard?

“How many people are reminded of their fate, their mortality, every @#%$ day?

“All the graves are lined up and there's a spot there, waiting for me, right next to my grandmother,” she added.


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Elvis Presley's grave at GracelandElvis Presley: Lisa Marie Presley said she was 'reminded of her mortality' by the family gravesite at Graceland (Image: GETTY)

Elvis Presley death: Final 24 hours at home in Graceland with Ginger

After his death, Elvis was interred in a mausoleum in Forest Hills Cemetery in Memphis and his mother’s body moved from her original gravesite to be there with him.

Months later, following reports of an attempt to tamper with the grace, both Elvis and his mother were moved to the Meditation garden at Graceland.

Nowadays, the King rests there with both his parents, Gladys and Vernon Presley, as well as his grandmother, Minnie Mae Presley.

The Meditation Garden also features a

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