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8 Jan 2008

Hard To Find Lyrics: The Captain & Kid Period

Rags To Riches
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

"I know I'd go from rags to riches
If you would only say you care
And though my pocket may be empty
I'd be a millionaire (just like Elton)

My clothes may still be torn and tattered
But in my heart I'd be a king
Your love is all that ever mattered
It's everything

So open your arms and you'll open the door
To ev'ry treasure that I'm hopin' for
Hold me and kiss me and tell me you're mine ever more

Must I forever be a beggar
Whose golden dreams will not come true?
Or will I go from rags to riches?
My fate is up to you

Must I forever be a beggar
Whose golden dreams will not come true?
Or will I go from rags to riches?
My fate is up to you
"

Across the River Thames
Music by Elton John. Lyrics by Bernie Taupin

"Good taste at times I‘ve sometimes lacked
I won’t deny the truth
I got dressed up as Donald Duck
Making up for my repressed youth
Disco balls and spandex pants
On questionable friends
Disco died but the fog still rolled across the River Thames
Snarling they just came along
And cut us to the quick
Called us a bunch of dinosaurs
And give us a load of stick
Told us that the times was changing
And all good things must end
But I’m still here and the fog still rolls across the River Thames

Nelson’s on his column
Ravens are in the Tower
Big Ben’s never lost his voice
Chimes on every hour
And the fog still rolls off the River Thames
The forecast calls for a little rain
London Bridge ain’t falling down
And some things never change

The black-faced boys were holding tight
And Thatcher’s in a noose
Hair got teased beyond belief
In the age of the golden goose
The new romantics claimed the throne
And we were wondering when
But they lost their crown and the fog still rolled across the River Thames
Big bold letters screaming out
A scandal in the house
Dogs without their vocal chords
And careers going south
What the eye can’t see the eye invents
The truth was meant to bend
But nothing changed and the fog still rolled across the River Thames
"

12
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin

"Songs are lightning
When they strike you
You hang on every line
There bits of history
Don’t try to change ‘em
It’s how you’re feeling at the time

The world is changing
We’re getting older
Simple things are hard to find
Hope they remember
What we did here
The ones we leave behind

That’s it I guess
It’s been some trip
But we’ll just shrug and say
It’s just my job
It’s all I know
I hope we did OK
"

lyrics © eltonjohn.com Ltd.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"12" never had any "music" composed by Elton!
It's not a song, just a lyric, as reported by EJ.com!

jack rabbit said...

thank you very much for your info!!

Anonymous said...

How these songs relate to Elton John?
-Harvest Moon
-Get Ready (here I come)