Posted by: harbingerg | June 20, 2009

Elton John

elton_johnelton-john-20040429-1697Elton John 03aSo I turn on the telly, and it’s Elton John’s Birthday concert! What a treat!
I have an obsession with Elton John/Bernie Taupin (the songs, mind you) years ago. The lyrics, the melodies. Songs in those days were all about the story-telling. While Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan sings of the blues and the American Life, Elton sings, well, also about that but in his own almost-hopeful way. Some of the songs are pretty trippy too!

‘Lately I’ve been thinking how much I miss my lady
Amoreena’s in the cornfield brightening the daybreak
Living like a lusty flower, running through the grass for hours
Rolling through the hay like a puppy child

And when it rains the rain falls down
Washing out the cattle town
And she’s far away somewhere in her eiderdown
And she dreams of crystal streams
Of days gone by when we would lean
Laughing fit to burst upon each other

I can see you sitting eating apples in the evening
The fruit juice flowing slowly, slowly, slowly
Down the bronze of your body
Living like a lusty flower, running through the grass for hours
Rolling through the hay like a puppy child
Oh if only I could nestle in the cradle of your cabin
My arms around your shoulders, the windows wide and open
While the swallow and the sycamore are playing in the valley
Oh I miss you Amoreena like a king bee misses honey
Lately I’ve been thinking how much I miss my lady
Amoreena’s in the cornfield brightening the daybreak
Living like a lusty flower, running through the grass for hours
Rolling through the hay like a puppy child’

– Amoreena, The Tumbleweed Collection

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