Great Bend Beer Choir

Elton John

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LYRICS

The Bitch is Back

[Verse 1]

I was justified when I was five

Raising Cain, I spit in your eye

Times are changing, now the poor get fat

But the fever’s gonna catch you when the bitch gets back (oh)

[Verse 2]

Eat meat on Friday, that’s alright

I even like steak on a Saturday night

I can bitch the best at your social do’s

I get high in the evening sniffing pots of glue, ooh

[Chorus]

I’m a bitch, I’m a bitch, oh, the bitch is back

Stone-cold sober, as a matter of fact

I can bitch, I can bitch ’cause I’m better than you

It’s the way that I move, the things that I do, oh

[Verse 3]

I entertain by picking brains

Sell my soul by dropping names

I don’t like those, my God, what’s that?

Oh, it’s full of nasty habits when the bitch gets back (oh)

[Chorus]

I’m a bitch, I’m a bitch, oh, the bitch is back

Stone-cold sober, as a matter of fact

I can bitch, I can bitch ’cause I’m better than you

It’s the way that I move, the things that I do, oh

(Oh)

[Saxophone Solo]

[Chorus]

I’m a bitch, I’m a bitch, oh, the bitch is back

Stone-cold sober, as a matter of fact

I can bitch, I can bitch ’cause I’m better than you

It’s the way that I move, the things that I do, oh

[Outro]

Bitch, bitch, bitch is back

Bitch, bitch, bitch is back

Bitch, bitch, bitch is back

Bitch, bitch, bitch is back

Bitch, bitch, bitch is back

Bitch, bitch, bitch is back

Bitch, bitch, bitch is back

Bitch, bitch, bitch is back

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

[Verse 1]

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

[Refrain]

Ah, ah-ah, ah-ah

Ah-ah-ah, ah

[Chorus]

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

[Refrain]

Ah, ah-ah, ah-ah

Ah-ah-ah, ah

[Verse 2]

What do you think you’ll do, then?

I bet they’ll shoot down the 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

 

[Refrain]

Ah, ah-ah, ah-ah

Ah-ah-ah, ah

 

[Chorus]

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

 

[Refrain]

Ah, ah-ah, ah-ah

Ah-ah-ah, ah

Your Song 

[Verse 1]

It’s a little bit funny, this feeling inside

I’m not one of those who can easily hide

I don’t have much money, but, boy, if I did

I’d buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, heh, but then again, no

Or a man who makes potions in a traveling show

I know it’s not much, but it’s the best I can do

My gift is my song, and this one’s for you

[Chorus]

And you can tell everybody this is your song

It may be quite simple, but now that it’s done

I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind

That I put down in the words

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

[Verse 2]

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss

Well, a few of the verses, well, they’ve got me quite cross

But the sun’s been quite kind while I wrote this song

It’s for people like you that keep it turned on

So excuse me forgetting, but these things I do

You see, I’ve forgotten if they’re green or they’re blue

Anyway, the thing is, what I really mean

Yours are the sweetest eyes I’ve ever seen

[Chorus]

And you can tell everybody this is your song

It may be quite simple, but now that it’s done

I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind

That I put down in the words

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

[Outro]

I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind

That I put down in the words

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

Levon 

[Verse 1]

Levon bears his war wound like a crown

He calls his child Jesus

‘Cause he likes the name

And he sends him to the finest school in town

Levon, Levon likes his money

He makes a lot, they say

Spends his days countin’

In a garage by the motorway

 

[Pre-Chorus]

He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas day

When the New York Times said “God is dead

And the War’s begun”

Alvin Tostig has a son today

 

[Chorus]

And he shall be Levon

And he shall be a good man

And he shall be Levon

In tradition with the family plan

And he shall be Levon

And he shall be a good man

He shall be Levon

 

[Verse 2]

Levon sells cartoon balloons in town

His family business thrives

Jesus blows up balloons all day

Sits on the porch swing, watchin’ them fly

And Jesus, he wants to go to Venus

Leave Levon far behind

Take a balloon and go sailin’

While Levon, Levon slowly dies

 

 

[Pre-Chorus]

He was born a pauper to a pawn

on a Christmas day

When the New York Times said “God is dead

And the War’s begun”

Alvin Tostig has a son today

 

[Chorus]

And he shall be Levon

And he shall be a good man

And he shall be Levon

In tradition with the family plan

Whoo! And he shall be Levon

And he shall be a good man

He shall be Levon

 

And he shall be Levon

And he shall be a good man

And he shall be Levon

In tradition with the family plan

Whoo! And he shall be Levon

And he shall be a good man

He shall be Levon

Bennie & the Jets

[Verse 1]

Hey kids, shake it loose together

The spotlight’s hitting something

That’s been known to change the weather

We’ll kill the fatted calf tonight so stick around

You’re gonna hear electric music, solid walls of sound

 

[Pre-Chorus]

Say, Candy and Ronnie, have you seen them yet?

Ooh, but they’re so spaced out

B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets

Oh, but they’re weird and they’re wonderful

Oh, Bennie, she’s really keen

 

[Chorus]

She’s got electric boots, a mohair suit

You know I read it in a magazine, oh

B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets

 

[Verse 2]

Hey kids, plug into the faithless

Maybe they’re blinded, but Bennie makes them ageless

We shall survive, let us take ourselves along

Where we fight our parents out in the streets

To find who’s right and who’s wrong

 

[Pre-Chorus]

Say, Candy and Ronnie, have you seen them yet?

Ooh, but they’re so spaced out

B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets

Oh, but they’re weird and they’re wonderful

Oh, Bennie, she’s really keen

 

[Chorus]

She’s got electric boots

A mohair suit

You know I read it in a magazine, oh

B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets

 

PIANO SOLO

 

[Pre-Chorus]

Oh, Candy and Ronnie, have you seen them yet?

Oh, but they’re so spaced out

B-B-B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets

Oh, but they’re weird and they’re wonderful

Oh, Bennie, she’s really keen

 

[Chorus]

She’s got electric boots, a mohair suit

You know I read it in a magazine

B-B-B-Bennie and the Jets

 

[Outro]

Bennie, Bennie and the Jets

Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie and the Jets

Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie and the Jets

Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie and the Jets

Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie and the Jets, the Jets, the Jets

Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie, Bennie and the Jets

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me

[Verse 1]

I can’t light no more of your darkness

All my pictures seem to fade to black and white

I’m growin’ tired, and time stands still before me

Frozen here on the ladder of my life

[Verse 2]

Too late to save myself from falling

I took a chance and changed your way of life

But you misread my meanin’ when I met you

Closed the door and left me blinded by the light

[Chorus]

Don’t let the sun go down on me

Although I search myself, it’s always someone else I see

I’d just allow a fragment of your life to wander free

But losin’ everything is like the sun goin’ down on me

[Verse 3]

I can’t find, oh, the right romantic line

But see me once and see the way I feel

Don’t discard me just because you think I mean you harm

But these cuts I have, oh, they need love to help them heal

[Chorus]

Don’t let the sun go down on me

Although I search myself, it’s always someone else I see

I’d just allow a fragment of your life to wander free

But losin’ everything is like the sun goin’ down on me

[Chorus]

Don’t let the sun go down on me

Although I search myself, it’s always someone else I see

I’d just allow a fragment of your life to wander free, yeah

But losin’ everything is like the sun goin’ down on me

Philadelphia Freedom

[Verse 1]

I used to be a rollin’ stone, you know

If a cause was right

I’d leave to find the answer on the road

I used to be a heart beatin’ for someone

But the times have changed

The less I say, the more my work gets done

[Chorus]

‘Cause I live and breathe this Philadelphia freedom

From the day that I was born, I’ve waved the flag

Philadelphia freedom took me knee–high to a man, yeah

Gave me peace of mind my daddy never had

[Post-Chorus]

Oh, Philadelphia freedom, shine on me, I love ya

Shine the light through the eyes of the ones left behind

Shine the light, shine the light

Shine the light, won’t you shine the light?

Philadelphia freedom, I lo-o-ove ya

Yes, I do

[Verse 2]

If you choose to, you can live your life alone

Some people choose the city (Some people choose the city)

Some others choose the good old family home

(Some others choose the good old family home)

I like livin’ easy without family ties (‘Livin easy)

Til the whippoorwill of freedom zapped me

Right between the eyes

[Chorus]

‘Cause I live and breathe this Philadelphia freedom

From the day that I was born, I’ve waved the flag

Philadelphia freedom took me knee-high to a man

Gave me peace of mind my daddy never had

[Post-Chorus]

Oh, Philadelphia freedom, shine on me, I love ya

Shine the light through the eyes of the ones left behind

Shine the light, shine the light

Shine the light, won’t you shine the light?

Philadelphia freedom, I lo-o-ove ya, yes I do

[Post-Chorus]

Oh, Philadelphia freedom, shine on me

I love ya

Shine the light through the eyes of the ones left behind

Shine the light, shine the light

Shine the light, won’t you shine the light?

Philadelphia freedom, I lo-o-ove ya

You know I lo-o-ove ya, yeah

You know I lo-o-ove you, yes I do!

[Outro]

(Philadelphia freedom)

I lo-o-ove you, yes I do, Philadelphia freedom

You know that I lo-o-ove you, yes I do!

(Philadelphia freedom)

Oh, don’t you know that I lo-o-ove you, yes I do!

(Philadelphia freedom)

Don’t you know that I lo-o-ove you, yes I do!

(Philadelphia freedom)

Don’t you know that I lo-o-ove you, yes I do!

Sacrifice

[Verse 1]

It’s a human sign

When things go wrong

When the scent of her lingers

And temptation’s strong

Into the boundary

Of each married man

Sweet deceit comes callin’

And negativity lands

[Pre-Chorus]

Cold, cold heart

Hardened by you

Some things lookin’ better, baby

Just passin’ through

[Chorus]

And it’s no sacrifice

Just a simple word

It’s two hearts livin’

In two separate worlds

But it’s no sacrifice

No sacrifice

It’s no sacrifice at all

[Verse 2]

Mutual misunderstandin’

After the fact

Sensitivity builds a prison

In the final act

We lose direction

No stone unturned

No tears to damn you

When jealousy burns

[Pre-Chorus]

Cold, cold heart

Hardened by you

Some things lookin’ better, baby

Just passin’ through

[Chorus]

And it’s no sacrifice

Just a simple word

It’s two hearts livin’

In two separate worlds

But it’s no sacrifice

No sacrifice

It’s no sacrifice at all

INSTRUMENTAL SOLO

[Pre-Chorus]

Cold, cold heart

Hardened by you

Some things lookin’ better, baby

Just passin’ through

[Chorus]

And it’s no sacrifice

Just a simple word

It’s two hearts livin’

In two separate worlds

But it’s no sacrifice

No sacrifice

It’s no sacrifice at all

No sacrifice at all

No sacrifice at all

No sacrifice at all

No sacrifice at all

Crocodile Rock

I remember when rock was young

Me and Susie had so much fun

Holding hands and skimming stones

Had an old gold Chevy and a place of my own

But the biggest kick I ever got

Was doing a thing called the Crocodile Rock

While the other kids were rocking ’round the clock

We were hopping and bopping to the Crocodile Rock

[Chorus]

Well, Crocodile Rocking is something shocking

When your feet just can’t keep still

I never knew me a better time, and I guess I never will

Oh, lawdy mama, those Friday nights

When Susie wore her dresses tight

And the Crocodile Rocking was out of sight

[Post-Chorus]

Laa, la-la-la-la-laa

La-la-la-la-laa

La-la-la-la-laa

[Verse 2]

But the years went by and the rock just died

Susie went and left us for some foreign guy

Long nights crying by the record machine

Dreaming of my Chevy and my old blue jeans

But they’ll never kill the thrills we’ve got

Burning up to the Crocodile Rock

Learning fast as the weeks went past

We really thought the Crocodile Rock would last

[Chorus]

Well, Crocodile Rocking is something shocking

When your feet just can’t keep still

I never knew me a better time, and I guess I never will

Oh, lawdy mama, those Friday nights

When Susie wore her dresses tight

And the Crocodile Rocking was out of sight

[Post-Chorus]

Laa, la-la-la-la-laa

La-la-la-la-laa

La-la-la-la-laa

[VERSE 1 REPEAT]

I remember when rock was young

Me and Susie had so much fun

Holding hands and skimming stones

Had an old gold Chevy and a place of my own

But the biggest kick I ever got

Was doing a thing called the Crocodile Rock

While the other kids were rocking ’round the clock

We were hopping and bopping to the Crocodile Rock

[Chorus]

Well, Crocodile Rocking is something shocking

When your feet just can’t keep still

I never knew me a better time, and I guess I never will

Oh, lawdy mama, those Friday nights

When Susie wore her dresses tight

And the Crocodile Rocking was out of sight

[Post-Chorus]

Laa, la-la-la-la-laa

La-la-la-la-laa

La-la-la-la-laa

Laa, la-la-la-la-laa

La-la-la-la-laa

La-la-la-la-laa

Laa, la-la-la-la-laa

La-la-la-la-laa

La-la-la-la-laa

I’m Still Standing

You could never know what it’s like

Your blood, like winter, freezes just like ice

And there’s a cold, lonely light that shines from you

You’ll wind up like the wreck you hide behind that mask you use

And did you think this fool could never win?

Well look at me, I’m a-coming back again

I got a taste of love in a simple way

And if you need to know while I’m still standing

You just fade away

[Chorus]

Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did?

Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid

And I’m still standing after all this time

Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

[Post-Chorus]

I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)

I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)

[Verse 2]

Once, I never coulda hoped to win

You starting down the road, leaving me again

The threats you made were meant to cut me down

And if our love was just a circus, you’d be a clown by now

[Chorus]

You know I’m still standing better than I ever did

Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid

And I’m still standing after all this time

Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

[Post-Chorus]

I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)

I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)

[Instrumental Break]

[Chorus]

Don’t you know that I’m still standing better than I ever did?

Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid

And I’m still standing after all this time

Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

[Post-Chorus]

I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)

I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)

[Outro]

I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)

I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)

I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Rocket Man

[Verse 1]

She packed my bags last night, pre-flight

Zero hour, 9 a.m.

And I’m gonna be high as a kite by then

I miss the Earth so much, I miss my wife

It’s lonely out in space

On such a timeless flight

[Chorus]

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time

‘Til touchdown brings me ’round again to find

I’m not the man they think I am at home

Oh, no, no, no

I’m a rocket man

Rocket man burnin’ out his fuse up here alone

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time

‘Til touchdown brings me ’round again to find

I’m not the man they think I am at home

Oh, no, no, no

I’m a rocket man

Rocket man burnin’ out his fuse up here alone

[Verse 2]

Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids

In fact, it’s cold as hell

And there’s no one there to raise them if you did

And all the science, I don’t understand

It’s just my job five days a week

A rocket man

A rocket man

[Chorus]

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time

‘Til touchdown brings me ’round again to find

I’m not the man they think I am at home

Oh, no, no, no

I’m a rocket man

Rocket man burnin’ out his fuse up here alone

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time

‘Til touchdown brings me ’round again to find

I’m not the man they think I am at home

Oh, no, no, no

I’m a rocket man

Rocket man burnin’ out his fuse up here alone

[Outro]

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long time

Daniel

[Verse 1]

Daniel is travelin’ tonight on a plane

I can see the red taillights headin’ for Spain

Oh, and I can see Daniel wavin’ goodbye

God, it looks like Daniel

Must be the clouds in my eyes

[Verse 2]

They say Spain is pretty, though I’ve never been

And Daniel says it’s the best place he’s ever seen

Oh, and he should know, he’s been there enough

Lord, I miss Daniel

Oh, I miss him so much

[Chorus]

Oh, Daniel, my brother, you are older than me

Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won’t heal?

Your eyes have died, but you see more than I

Daniel, you’re a star in the face of the sky

INSTRUMENTAL INTERLUDE

[Chorus]

Oh, Daniel, my brother, you are older than me

Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won’t heal?

Your eyes have died, but you see more than I

Daniel, you’re a star in the face of the sky

[Verse 1]

Daniel is travelin’ tonight on a plane

I can see the red taillights headin’ for Spain

Oh, and I can see Daniel wavin’ goodbye

God, it looks like Daniel

Must be the clouds in my eyes

[Outro]

Oh God, it looks like Daniel

Must be the clouds in my eyes

Sad Songs (Say So Much)

[Verse 1]

Guess there are times when we all need to share a little pain

And ironin’ out the rough spots

Is the hardest part when memories remain

And it’s times like these when we all need to hear the radio

‘Cause from the lips of some old singer

We can share the troubles we already know

[Chorus]

Turn ’em on, turn ’em on

Turn on those sad songs

When all hope is gone (ah…)

Why don’t you tune in and turn them on?

They reach into your room, oh

Just feel their gentle touch (gentle touch)

When all hope is gone (ooh)

Sad songs say so much

[Verse 2]

If someone else is sufferin’ enough, oh, to write it down

When every single word makes sense

Then it’s easier to have those songs around

The kick inside is in the line that finally gets to you

And it feels so good to hurt so bad

And suffer just enough to sing the blues

[Chorus]

So turn ’em on, turn ’em on

Turn on those sad songs

When all hope is gone (ah…)

Why don’t you tune in and turn them on?

They reach into your room, oh

Just feel their gentle touch (gentle touch)

When all hope is gone (ooh…)

You know sad songs say so much

[Bridge]

Sad songs, they say

Sad songs, they say

Sad songs, they say (ah…)

Sad songs, they say so much

[Chorus]

So turn ’em on (turn ’em on), oh, turn ’em on (turn ’em on)

Turn on those sad songs (sad songs)

When all hope is gone (ah…)

Why don’t you tune in and turn them on?

They reach into your room, oh

Just feel their gentle touch (gentle touch)

When all hope is gone (ooh…)

You know sad songs say so much

[Outro]

When all hope is gone

You know sad songs say so much (ooh, la, la-la, ooh, la, la-la)

When every little bit of hope is gone

Sad songs say so much (ooh, la, la-la, ooh, la, la-la)

When every little bit of hope is gone

Sad songs say so much (ooh, la, la-la, ooh, la, la-la)

When all hope is gone

Sad songs say so much (ooh, la, la-la, ooh, la, la-la)

When everything you do is goin’ wrong

Sad songs say so much (ooh, la, la-la, ooh, la, la-la)

Tiny Dancer

[Verse 1]

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady

Seamstress for the band

Pretty-eyed, pirate smile

You’ll marry a music man

Ballerina, you must’ve seen her

Dancing in the sand

And now she’s in me, always with me

Tiny dancer in my hand

[Verse 2]

Jesus freaks out in the street

Handing tickets out for God

Turning back, she just laughs

The boulevard is not that bad

Piano man, he makes his stand

In the auditorium

Looking on, she sings the songs

The words she knows, the tune she hums

[Pre-Chorus]

But, oh, how it feels so real

Lying here with no one near

Only you, and you can hear me

When I say softly, slowly

[Chorus]

Hold me closer, tiny dancer

Count the headlights on the highway

Lay me down in sheets of linen

You had a busy day today

Hold me closer, tiny dancer

Count the headlights on the highway

Lay me down in sheets of linen

You had a busy day today

[Verse 1]

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady

Seamstress for the band

Pretty-eyed, pirate smile

You’ll marry a music man

Ballerina, you must’ve seen her

Dancing in the sand

And now she’s in me, always with me

Tiny dancer in my hand

[Pre-Chorus]

Oh, how it feels so real

Lying here with no one near

Only you, and you can hear me

When I say softly, slowly

[Chorus]

Hold me closer, tiny dancer

Count the headlights on the highway

Lay me down in sheets of linen

You had a busy day today

Hold me closer, tiny dancer

Count the headlights on the highway

Lay me down in sheets of linen

You had a busy day today

Ooh

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

[Verse 1: Elton John & Kiki Dee]

Don’t go breaking my heart

I couldn’t if I tried

Oh honey if I get restless

Baby you’re not that kind

Don’t go breaking my heart

You take the weight off of me

Oh honey when you knock on my door

Ooh, I gave you my key

[Pre-Chorus: Elton John, Kiki Dee & both]

Ooh, nobody knows it

When I was down

I was your clown

Ooh, nobody knows it (Nobody knows it)

Right from the start

I gave you my heart

Oh, I gave you my heart

[Chorus: Elton John, Kiki Dee & both]

So don’t go breaking my heart

I won’t go breaking your heart

Don’t go breaking my 

Don’t go breaking my

Don’t go breaking my heart

[Verse 2: Elton John & Kiki Dee]

And nobody told us

Because nobody showed us

And now it’s up to us babe

Oh, I think we can make it

So don’t misunderstand me

You put the light in my life

Oh, you put the spark to the flame

I’ve got your heart in my sights

[Pre-Chorus: Elton John, Kiki Dee & both]

Ooh, nobody knows it

When I was down

I was your clown

Ooh, nobody knows it (Nobody knows it)

Right from the start

I gave you my heart

Oh, I gave you my heart

[Chorus: Elton John, Kiki Dee & both]

Don’t go breaking my heart

I won’t go breaking your heart

Don’t go breaking my 

Don’t go breaking my

Don’t go breaking my heart

[Pre-Chorus: Elton John, Kiki Dee & both]

Ooh, nobody knows it

When I was down

I was your clown

Right from the start

I gave you my heart

Oh, I gave you my heart

[Chorus: Elton John, Kiki Dee & both]

Don’t go breaking my heart

I won’t go breaking your heart

Don’t go breaking my

Don’t go breaking my

Don’t go breaking my heart

Don’t go breaking my

Don’t go breaking my

I won’t go breaking your heart

Don’t go breaking my heart

Don’t go breaking my

I won’t go breaking your heart

Don’t go breaking my heart

Don’t go breaking my

I won’t go breaking your heart

Don’t go breaking my heart

Don’t go breaking my

I won’t go breaking your heart

Don’t go breaking my heart

Don’t go breaking my

I won’t go breaking your heart

Don’t go breaking my heart

Don’t go breaking my

I won’t go breaking your heart

Don’t go breaking my heart

Don’t go breaking my

I won’t go breaking your heart

Don’t go breaking my heart

Don’t go breaking my

I won’t go breaking your heart

Someone Saved My Life Tonight

[Verse 1]

When I think of those East End lights, muggy nights

The curtains drawn in the little room downstairs

Prima Donna, lord, you really shoulda been there

Sittin’ like a princess perched in her electric chair

And it’s one more beer, and I don’t hear you anymore

We’ve all gone crazy lately

My friend’s out there, rollin’ ’round the basement floor (Ooh)

[Chorus]

And someone saved my life tonight, sugar bear (sugar bear)

You almost had your hooks in me, didn’t you, dear?

You nearly had me roped and tied

Altar-bound, hypnotized, sweet freedom whispered in my ear

You’re a butterfly, and butterflies are free to fly

Fly away, high away, bye-bye (Ooh)

[Piano riff]

[Verse 2]

I never realized the passin’ hours of evening showers

A slip noose hangin’ in my darkest dreams

I’m strangled by your haunted social scene

Just a pawn out-played by a dominating queen

It’s four o’clock in the morning, damn it! Listen to me good

I’m sleepin’ with myself tonight

Saved in time, thank God my music’s still alive

(Oh!)

[Chorus]

Someone saved my life tonight, sugar bear

(Sugar bear, sugar bear)

You almost had your hooks in me, didn’t you, dear?

You nearly had me roped and tied

Altar-bound, hypnotized, sweet freedom whispered in my ear

You’re a butterfly, and butterflies are free to fly

Fly away, high away, bye-bye (Ooh)

[Piano riff]

[Bridge]

And I would’ve walked head-on into the deep end of the river

Clingin’ to your stocks and bonds

Payin’ your H.P. demands forever

They’re comin’ in the mornin’ with a truck to take me home

Someone saved my life tonight

Someone saved my life tonight

Someone saved my life tonight

Someone saved my life tonight

Someone saved my life tonight

So save your strength, and run the field you play alone

[Chorus]

Someone saved my life tonight, sugar bear

(Sugar bear, sugar bear, sugar bear)

You almost had your hooks in me, didn’t you, dear?

You nearly had me roped and tied

Altar-bound, hypnotized, sweet freedom whispered in my ear

You’re a butterfly, and butterflies are free to fly

Fly away, high away, bye-bye

[Outro]

Someone saved, someone saved, someone saved my life tonight

(Someone saved my life tonight)

Someone saved, someone saved, someone saved my life tonight

(Someone saved my life tonight)

Someone saved, someone saved, someone saved my life tonight

(Someone saved my life tonight)

Someone saved, someone saved, someone saved my life tonight

(Someone saved my life tonight)

Someone saved, someone saved, someone saved my life tonight

(Someone saved my life tonight)

Someone saved, someone saved, someone saved my life tonight

(Someone saved my life tonight)

Someone saved, someone saved, someone saved my life tonight

(Someone saved my life tonight)

Candle in the Wind

[Verse 1]

Goodbye, Norma Jeane

Though I never knew you at all

You had the grace to hold yourself

While those around you crawled

They crawled out of the woodwork

And they whispered into your brain

They set you on the treadmill

And they made you change your name

[Chorus]

And it seems to me you lived your life

Like a candle in the wind

Never knowing who to cling to

When the rain set in

And I would’ve liked to know you

But I was just a kid

Your candle burned out long before

Your legend ever did

[Verse 2]

Loneliness was tough

The toughest role you ever played

Hollywood created a superstar

And pain was the price you paid

And even when you died

Oh, the press still hounded you

All the papers had to say

Was that Marilyn was found in the nude

[Chorus]

And it seems to me you lived your life

Like a candle in the wind

Never knowing who to cling to

When the rain set in

And I would’ve liked to know you

But I was just a kid

Your candle burned out long before

Your legend ever did

[Verse 3]

Goodbye, Norma Jeane

Though I never knew you at all

You had the grace to hold yourself

While those around you crawled

Goodbye, Norma Jeane

From the young man in the 22nd row

Who sees you as something more than sexual

More than just our Marilyn Monroe

[Chorus]

And it seems to me you lived your life

Like a candle in the wind

Never knowing who to cling to

When the rain set in

And I would’ve liked to know you

But I was just a kid

Your candle burned out long before

Your legend ever did

And I would’ve liked to know you

But I was just a kid

Your candle burned out long before

Your legend ever did

Little Jeannie

[Verse 1]

Oh, little Jeannie

You got so much love, little Jeannie

And you take it where it strikes

And give it to the likes of me

Oh, little Jeannie

You got so much love, little Jeannie

So I see you when I can

You make me all a man can be

[Chorus]

And I want you to be my acrobat

I want you to be my lover

Oh, there were others who would treat you cruel

And oh, Jeannie, you were always someone’s fool

[Verse 2]

Little Jeannie

You got so much time, little Jeannie

Though you’ve grown beyond your years

You still retain the fears of youth

Oh, little Jeannie

You got so much time, little Jeannie

But you’re burnin’ it up so fast

Searchin’ for some lasting truth

[Chorus]

And I want you to be my acrobat

I want you to be my lover

Oh, there were others who would treat you cruel

But oh, Jeannie, I will always be your fool

SAXOPHONE SOLO

[Chorus]

And I want you to be my acrobat

I want you to be my lover

Oh, there were others, and I’ve known quite a few

But oh, Jeannie, I’m still in love with you

[Coda]

You stepped into my life from a bad dream

Makin’ the life that I had seem suddenly shiny and new

Oh, Jeannie, (Oh, Jeannie) I’m so in love with you

You stepped into my life from a bad dream

Makin’ the life that I had seem suddenly shiny and new

Oh, Jeannie, (Oh, Jeannie) I’m so in love with you

You stepped into my life from a bad dream

Makin’ the life that I had seem suddenly shiny and new

Oh, Jeannie, (Oh, Jeannie) I’m so in love with you

You stepped into my life from a bad dream

Makin’ the life that I had seem suddenly shiny and new

Oh, Jeannie, (Oh, Jeannie) I’m so in love, I’m so in love

You stepped into my life from a bad dream

Makin’ the life that I had seem suddenly shiny and new

Oh, Jeannie, (Oh, Jeannie) I’m so in love, I’m so in love

I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues

[Verse 1]

Don’t wish it away

Don’t look at it like it’s forever

Between you and me, I could honestly say

That things can only get better

 

[Pre-Chorus]

And while I’m away

Dust out the demons inside

And it won’t be long before you and me run

To the place in our hearts where we hide

 

[Chorus]

And I guess that’s why they call it the blues

Time on my hands could be time spent with you

Laughin’ like children, livin’ like lovers

Rollin’ like thunder under the covers

And I guess that’s why they call it the blues

 

[Verse 2]

Just stare into space

Picture my face in your hands

Live for each second without hesitation

And never forget I’m your man

 

[Pre-Chorus]

Wait on me, girl

Cry in the night if it helps

But more than ever, I simply love you

More than I love life itself

 

[Chorus]

And I guess that’s why they call it the blues

Time on my hands could be time spent with you

Laughin’ like children, livin’ like lovers

Rollin’ like thunder under the covers

And I guess that’s why they call it the blues

 

[HARMONICA SOLO]

 

[Pre-Chorus]

Wait on me, girl

Cry in the night if it helps

But more than ever, I simply love you

More than I love life itself

 

[Chorus]

And I guess that’s why they call it the blues

Time on my hands could be time spent with you

Laughin’ like children, livin’ like lovers

Rollin’ like thunder under the covers

And I guess that’s why they call it the blues

 

[Outro]

(Laughing like children, living like lovers)

And I guess that’s why they call it the blues

(Laughing like children, living like lovers)

And I guess that’s why they call it the blues

And I guess that’s why they call it the blues

Can You Feel the Love Tonight

[Verse 1]

There’s a calm surrender to the rush of day

When the heat of a rolling wind can be turned away

An enchanted moment, and it sees me through

It’s enough for this restless warrior just to be with you

 

[Chorus]

And can you feel the love tonight?

It is where we are

It’s enough for this wide-eyed wanderer

That we got this far

And can you feel the love tonight?

How it’s laid to rest

It’s enough to make kings and vagabonds

Believe the very best

 

[Verse 2]

There’s a time for everyone if they only learn

That the twistin’ kaleidoscope moves us all in turn

There’s a rhyme and reason to the wild outdoors

When the heart of this star-crossed voyager beats in time with yours

 

[Chorus]

And can you feel the love tonight?

It is where we are

It’s enough for this wide-eyed wanderer

That we got this far

And can you feel the love tonight?

How it’s laid to rest

It’s enough to make kings and vagabonds

Believe the very best

 

[Outro]

It’s enough to make kings and vagabonds

Believe the very best

Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)

[Verse 1]

It’s getting late, have you seen my mates?

Ma, tell me when the boys get here

It’s seven o’clock and I wanna rock

Wanna get a belly full of beer

My old man’s drunker than a barrel full of monkeys

And my old lady, she don’t care

My sister looks cute in her braces and boots

A handful of grease in her hair

 

[Chorus]

Oh, don’t give us none of your aggravation

We had it with your discipline

Oh, Saturday night’s alright for fighting

Get a little action in

Get about as oiled as a diesel train

Gonna set this dance alight

‘Cause Saturday night’s the night I like

Saturday night’s alright, alright, alright, ooh

 

[Verse 2]

Well, they’re packed pretty tight in here tonight

I’m looking for a dolly who’ll see me right

I may use a little muscle to get what I need

I may sink a little drink and shout out, “She’s with me!”

A couple of the sounds that I really like

Are the sounds of a switchblade and a motorbike

I’m a juvenile product of the working class

Whose best friend floats in the bottom of a glass

 

[Chorus]

Oh, don’t give us none of your aggravation

We had it with your discipline

Saturday night’s alright for fighting

Get a little action in

Get about as oiled as a diesel train

Gonna set this dance alight

‘Cause Saturday night’s the night I like

Saturday night’s alright, alright, alright, ooh

 

[GUITAR BREAK]

 

[Chorus]

Oh, don’t give us none of your aggravation

We had it with your discipline

‘Cause Saturday night’s alright for fighting

Get a little action in

Get about as oiled as a diesel train

Gonna set this dance alight

‘Cause Saturday night’s the night I like

Saturday night’s alright, alright, alright, ooh

 

[Outro]

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday night’s alright

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday night’s alright

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday night’s alright

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday night’s alright

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday night’s alright

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday night’s alright

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday night’s alright, whoo

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