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Released as a UK B-side in June, 1970
Available on the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano, mellotron, electric piano, vocals:Elton John
Bass:Dee Murray
Electric guitar:Davey Johnstone
Drums, congas:Nigel Olsson
Why's it never light on my lawn
Why does it rain and never say good-day to the new-born
On the big screen they showed us a sun
But not as bright in life as the real one
It's never quite the same as the real one
chorus:
And tell me grey seal
How does it feel to be so wise
To see through eyes
That only see what's real
Tell me grey seal
I never learned why meteors were formed
I only farmed in schools that were so warn and torn
If anyone can cry then so can I
I read books and draw life from the eye
All my life is drawings from the eye
(repeat chorus)
Your mission bells were wrought by ancient men
The roots were formed by twisted roots
Your roots were twisted then
I was re-born before all life could die
The Phoenix bird will leave this world to fly
If the Phoenix bird can fly then so can I
(repeat chorus)
© 1969 Dick James Music Limited
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