Lisa Marie Presley Lived A Charmed And Unusual Life With Her Dad At Graceland

Lisa Marie Presley's parents, Elvis and Priscilla Presley, divorced when she was 4 years old. Her mother moved to Los Angeles, California, and Lisa Marie began splitting her time between the city and her father's home in Memphis, Tennessee.

By all accounts, Lisa Marie's time with her dad at Graceland was beautiful and a little chaotic.
Lisa Marie once shared that her dad made things "very exciting." She said, "He'd always wake me up to sing in the middle of the night, get on the table and sing. I remember him as my dad, but he was a very exciting dad."
In 2012, she described her childhood with her dad as fun and said they would ride golf carts around their neighborhood. She also said her dad was never casually dressed. As she put it, "He was always fully, fully geared up. You’d never see him in his pajamas coming down the steps, ever. You’d never see him in anything but ‘ready to be seen’ attire."
She also once spoke about her dad's reputation within the music industry — and her own hopes of being a singer and songwriter. As she put it, "It’s a blessing and a curse. Even at the expense of shooting myself in the foot, I need to rebel. With my first two albums, I needed to find myself and get fans by making music I wanted to make and not have anyone pushing me into contrived places. I needed to prove I could make it on my own, with my own songwriting. And, to some degree, it worked. On the other hand, I shot myself in the foot."
She admitted to feeling the need to push against her father's legend at times. She said, "It’s complicated. It (her musical bloodline) is not something I want to fight because I’m not proud of it; I want to fight it to prove I’m completely different than him ... I’ve always been very rebellious, ever since I was a child. I don’t like going along with what people expect me to do, or with mediocrity, and I never have."
Lisa Marie marked the 25th anniversary of the death of her father with a recording in which she said, in part, "I wanted you to know that I haven't forgotten. You made me. I love you. You're still lovely. You were lovely then."

Whatever the ups and downs, it's clear that Lisa Marie loved her father and he loved her.

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