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Goodbye Yellowbrick Road - Elton John


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Bernie Taupin was the lyricist of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

The song is about a country boy who left home for a rich woman and becomes disenchanted with her lifestyle. As the song says, he went back to the plow and hunting horny back toads. The Yellow Brick Road is a metaphor of the lifestyle he is leaving.

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Elton John/Bernie Taupin

When are you gonna come down

When are you going to land

I should have stayed on the farm

I should have listened to my old man

You know you can't hold me forever

I didn't sign up with you

I'm not a present for your friends to open

This boy's too young to be singing the blues

So goodbye yellow brick road

Where the dogs of society howl

You can't plant me in your penthouse

I'm going back to my plough

Back to the howling old owl in the woods

Hunting the horny back toad

Oh I've finally decided my future lies

Beyond the yellow brick road

What do you think you'll do then

I bet that'll shoot down your plane

It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics

To set you on your feet again

Maybe you'll get a replacement

There's plenty like me to be found

Mongrels who ain't got a penny

Sniffing for tidbits like you on the ground

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Speaking of goldbricking, where have you been in the Guess The Song threads, Kevin (or are you too good for us now that Mel Brooks started using you in his movies? ::)

Oh, so you could get into the "Guess the song thread", Rico? I couldn´t get to the last page...I´ll try again...

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