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My Elusive Drug
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Available on the album Peachtree Road
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
piano, vocals:Elton John
electic guitar, leslie guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals:Davey Johnstone
drums, backing vocals:Nigel Olsson
hammond organ, programming, orchestration:Guy Babylon
bass, backing vocals:Bob Birch
percussion, backing vocals:John Mahon
I'm not the same as I used to be
All the things you've heard seem hard to believe
Haven't always been good, never really been bad
Most times I've been happy, yeah sometimes I've been sad
Sure I've made mistakes, haven't we all
I've been loose as a cannon and dumb as a wall
Haven't always been sober in counting my ducks
And if I look back now I've had my share of luck
But the change didn't come overnight
I've been searching for you all my life
All the habits that I couldn't handle
I've swept them under the rug
In exchange for the sweetest addiction
You, my elusive drug
I'm going to stay now, I really like it here
I may paint your picture, and I might grow a beard
There were times I was crazy, couldn't handle my life
Don't think you'd have liked me not at any old price
(repeat chorus)
And I've taken the pills
I got burned out and chilled by the cold
But I've no regrets and that being said
You know cheap thrills can get pretty old
(repeat chorus)
In exchange for the sweetest addiction
You, my elusive drug
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