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Available on the album Madman Across The Water
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano and vocals:Elton John
Drums:Barry Morgan
Bass:Brian Odgers
Harmonium:Brian Dee
Acoustic guitar:Les Thatcher
Electric guitar:Caleb Quaye
Backing vocals:Lesley Duncan, Sue Glover, Sunny Leslie, Barry St. John, Liza Strike
Levon wears his war wound like a crown
He calls his child Jesus
`Cause he likes the name
And he sends him to the finest school in town
Levon, Levon likes his money
He makes a lot they say
Spends his days counting
In a garage by the motorway
He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas day
When the New York Times said God is dead
And the war's begun
Alvin Tostig has a son today
chorus:
And he shall be Levon
And he shall be a good man
And he shall be Levon
In tradition with the family plan
And he shall be Levon
And he shall be a good man
He shall be Levon
Levon sells cartoon balloons in town
His family business thrives
Jesus blows up balloons all day
Sits on the porch swing watching them fly
And Jesus, he wants to go to Venus
Leaving Levon far behind
Take a balloon and go sailing
While Levon, Levon slowly dies
He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas day
When the New York Times said God is dead
And the war's begun
Alvin Tostig has a son today
(repeat chorus)
(repeat chorus)
© 1971 Dick James Music Limited
Copyright © 2014 David Bodoh