It’s a cold, cold wind…

My daughter requested that I blog about this song – it is her favorite Elton John song.  I’m quite fond of it, too. American Triangle is about the death of Matthew Shephard, a gay college student from Wyoming who was brutally murdered in 1998.  I remember hearing about this when it happened – I was…

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You linger on my lips like confession

Oh, what an amazing line!  Classic Taupin, that’s for sure.  Bernie, you never cease to amaze me. Surprise, surprise – I really like this song! But for a change, it was the arrangement/musicality (AKA Davey’s guitar!!!) that caught my ear when I first heard it.  Blue Avenue is one of those songs that I don’t…

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The Top Ten (as if…)

My Top Ten favorite EJ songs (as if I can really limit it to 10 – puhleeeze!): Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (despite the fact that it is about NYC, the lyrics are  pure poetry, Elton’s voice is perfection and the orchestration/musicality is magnificent) Amoreena (“I can see her, sittin’ eatin’, apples in the evening,…

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I love your gypsy hair and dark brown eyes

Ok, so there’s a funny story behind this song (at least I think it’s funny).  I was in college when I first heard Elton’s Song, and I must admit that I thought (or more accurately, hoped) that he could very well be singing about me: I love your gypsy hair And dark brown eyes Always…

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This song has a title, no words, just a tune…

Ok, so I’ve butchered the lyrics, Bernie – my sincerest apologies!  But as I was listening to Blue Moves recently, I was drawn to recall Elton John instrumentals (there are 3 on that album alone) and how perhaps that’s a side of Elton’s music that many people don’t know about.  I mean, when you have…

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