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Mandalay Again
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Available on the album The Union
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano and vocals:Elton John, Leon Russell
Drums and percussion:Jim Keltner and Jay Bellerose
Acoustic bass:Dennis Crouch
Guitar:Mark Ribot
Keyboards:Keefus Ciancia
Backing vocals:Bill Cantos, Alfie Silas Durio, Judith Hill, Tata Vega
Rules and regulations
And real estate are things I've left behind
Flights are always leaving
Silver wings unfolding on a dime
But I won't forget to tell you
If I could reconnect the line
I never really knew you
But come back I'd like to find the time
Drugs and consequences
And ferris wheels just took us up and down
Fights were always brewing
Two perfect understudies for a clown
If I could piece it all together
Or maybe find you through a friend
Last I heard it was St. Louis
But I wish that it was Mandalay again
Come back I'd like to find the time
Plant a seed and raise a little Cain
Come back we'll throw a rope around the moon
And pretend that we're in Mandalay again
Fuel and information
Are Siamese twins who poison everything
Lies that left us drowning
Rumor that burned like gasoline
I could have read you like a book
But instead I acted dumb and blind
I was younger then and foolish
Come back I'd like to find the time
(repeat chorus)
If it wasn't in the afterglow of wine
Or the chatter of some European girl
I'd have understood that after all these years
There were those who chose to separate our worlds
Separate our worlds
(repeat chorus)
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