Friday, October 13, 2006

Elton John Keeps Turning Out the Hits

Released in September 2006, The Captain and the Kid continues the story of the songwriting partnership of Elton John and Bernie Taupin: a saga whose beginnings were chronicled so poignantly in the 1975 album, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. That album took us as far as the release of Empty Sky: The Captain and the Kid continues through the next three decades to the early years of the 2000s. Older and happier, Elton and Bernie relax in the South of France, “raise a glass and have a laugh

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Great new stuff to enjoy while some of the old stuff never gets old and is always there for your listening pleasure. Here's one of my favorites:

Roy Rogers
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Sometimes you dream, sometimes it seems
There's nothing there at all
You just seem older than yesterday
And you're waiting for tomorrow to call

You draw to the curtain and one thing's for certain
You're cozy in your little room
The carpet's all paid for, God bless the TV
Let's go shoot a hole in the moon

And Roy Rogers is riding tonight
Returning to our silver screens
Comic book characters never grow old
Evergreen heroes whose stories were told
Oh the great sequin cowboy who sings of the plains
Of roundups and rustlers and home on the range
Turn on the T.V., shut out the lights
Roy Rogers is riding tonight

Nine o'clock mornings, five o'clock evenings
I'd liven the pace if I could
Oh I'd rather have a ham in my sandwich than cheese
But complaining wouldn't do any good

Lay back in my armchair, close eyes and think clear
I can hear hoofbeats ahead
Roy and Trigger have just hit the hilltop
While the wife and the kids are in bed

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