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Into The Old Man's Shoes Demo Version
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Piano demo with additional unreleased verse
Released on the deluxe edition of Tumbleweed Connection in 2008
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
I'm moving out of Tombstone, yeah with the sun behind my back
I'm tired of people talking of things that I lack
Ever since a week ago, the day he passed away
I've been taking too much notice of the things they had to say
And all they say is you ain't half the man he used to be
He had strength and he worked his life to feed his family
So if that's the way it has to be, I'll say goodbye to you
I'm not the guy, or so it seems to fill my old man's shoes
chorus:
Like I'm a wicked way of life, the kind that should be tamed
They'd like to see me locked in jail and tied up in their chains
Oh it's hard and I can't see what they want me to do Lord
They seem to think I should step into the old man's shoes
Oh it's hard and I can't see what they want me to do Lord
They seem to think I should step into the old man's shoes
Now they all been saying that it's good to see me gone
And saying what a shame it was my father had a son
But I don't care 'cause now I'm free of those small nagging few
The people who want me to live inside my old man's shoes
(repeat chorus)
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