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Every Story Is A Love Story
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Written for the Broadway musical Aida
Elton's solo recording is unreleased
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Tim Rice
Every story, tale or memoir
Every saga or romance
Whether true or fabricated
Whether planned or happenstance
Whether sweeping through the ages
Casting centuries aside
Or a hurried brief recital
Just a thirty minute ride
Whether brite or melancholy
Rough and ready, finely spun
Whether with a thousand players
Or a lonely cast of one
Every story, new or ancient
Bagatelle or work of art
All are tales of human failing
All are tales of love at heart
And this is my life's story
Which took place in Egypt
At the time of the Pharoahs
All along the Nile Valley Egypt had the sand and sea
Sad to say with power comes a rather cruel intendency
This to regard all others as a breed inferior
All their culture unimportant and their people dreary
Fearing nothing, Egypt they were nothing like barbarians
Literate, sophisticated, urbanite agragrian
No excuses smashing smaller nations repetitiously
This was not a reason to treat Nubia so viciously
Nubia resisted Egypt's come from grace with bravery
Nonetheless her __ were hustled into slavery
It had been this way for eons, status-quo, immovable
Love alone became a force that proved their life improvable
It's on account of an affair that crossed the boundaries
And chose to love this persecuted __ ___
It's an account of love that's conquered all their ___
Lessons here for lovers full of expertise ____
Every story, new or ancient
Bagatelle or work of art
All are tales of human failing
All are tales of love at heart
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