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Available on the album Songs From The West Coast
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano and vocals:Elton John
Electric organ:Billy Preston
Electric guitar:Davey Johnstone
Acoustic guitar:Bruce Gaitsch
Bass:Paul Bushnell
Drums:Nigel Olsson
Percussion:Jay Bellerose
Backing vocals:Nigel Olsson, Davey Johnstone, Paul Bushnell, Kudisan Kai
I want love, but it's impossible
A man like me, so irresponsible
A man like me is dead in places
Other men feel liberated
I can't love, shot full of holes
Don't feel nothing, I just feel cold
Don't feel nothing, just old scars
Toughening up around my heart
chorus:
But I want love, just a different kind
I want love, won't break me down
Won't brick me up, won't fence me in
I want a love, that don't mean a thing
That's the love I want, I want love
I want love on my own terms
After everything I've ever learned
Me, I carry too much baggage
Oh man I've seen so much traffic
(repeat chorus)
So bring it on, I've been bruised
Don't give me love that's clean and smooth
I'm ready for the rougher stuff
No sweet romance, I've had enough
A man like me is dead in places
Other men feel liberated
(repeat chorus)
(repeat chorus)
© 2001 Happenstance
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