Do I Say All Those Things?
It’s not just the rumours. It’s the things they claim I say that kinda gets me down ever so often. I don’t know why people claim I say things that I don’t, but that’s what happens sometimes. And they go off on a whole big business about teenagers being so different today and that kind of stuff. I’ll tell you honestly. I can’t understand it.
And you know something? I’m sorry that these people who try to put words in my mouth and read something into my actions on the stage don’t try, instead, to understand about kids our age. […]
I’ll tell you, though. I guess no matter how hard you try to be fair and good with people, there’re always those few who are gonna make up stories no matter what you do.
— Elvis Presley, August 28, 1956. “Elvis Answers Back”.