Your Song

I have already posted my response to Helen Vahdati’s Song Lyrics Sunday prompt, but when I saw today’s one-word prompt, “song,” I decided to respond with another song. And my choice for this post is Elton John’s “Your Song.”

“Your Song” was composed and performed by Elton John with lyrics by his longtime collaborator, Bernie Taupin. It originally appeared on John’s self-titled second studio album, which was released in 1970.

Taupin, who was only 17 when he wrote the lyrics, said he didn’t write it about anyone in particular. He admitted that it “has got to be one of the most naïve and childish lyrics in the entire repertoire of music, but I think the reason it still stands up is because it was real at the time. That was exactly what I was feeling.”

Here are the song’s lyrics.

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, 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

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 words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

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

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 words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

16 thoughts on “Your Song

  1. Suze April 15, 2018 / 11:38 am

    my favorite…………………….thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

      • pensitivity101 April 16, 2018 / 4:45 am

        In later years, I liked Daniel and The Way you look tonight (B side of Goodbye England’s Rose for Princess Diana)

        Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango April 15, 2018 / 2:53 pm

      Is this going to be your standard response to every song post I write?

      Liked by 1 person

        • Fandango April 15, 2018 / 10:51 pm

          Sorry to hear that, Sight. I hope things get better for you.

          Like

  2. J-Dub April 15, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    I just watched the I’m still standing AMA special. EJ and Bernie what a team!

    Liked by 1 person

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