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Available on the album Leather Jackets
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano and vocals:Elton John
Drums:Dave Mattacks
Bass:David Paton
Electic and acoustic guitars:Davey Johnstone
DX7:Fred Mandel
Percussion:Frank Ricotti
Backing vocals:Kate Kissoon, Pete Wingfield, Alan Carvell, Davey Johnstone
Engineer:Stuart Epps
You say that all you want are the simple things
Long walks on lonely beaches, guitars with nylon strings
But underneath you'd rather leap through a hoop of fire
You shy away from lips that want, that want to kiss you
Tongue-tied on formal evenings, wealth don't impress you
But if you ask me you like the heat in a hoop of fire
And it's hard to read just how you feel or what your dreams desire
Your pulse that races when I'm close reads like a hoop of fire
Your pulse that races when I'm close reads like a hoop of fire
No late nights making love in secret places
You feel pressure all around you, mistrust in strangers faces
But don't pretend you wouldn't spend some time in a hoop of fire
But don't pretend you wouldn't spend some time in a hoop of fire
© 1986 Big Pig Music Limited
Copyright © 2014 David Bodoh