16 Sep 2008
The Story Behind "Something About The Way You Look Tonight"
"It was the first song I wrote for the album. Bernie came with a pile of lyrics and I wanted to pick something positive to begin with" explained Elton in the album promo. And added "The songs on the album are almost about relationships and I wanted to start with one about a relationship that was working well".
If that was a great period for Elton, for his relationship with David Furnish, Bernie was in trouble with his third marriage, that ended soon after the album's release.
Lyrically, the song was one of Bernie's best, for lines like "But in the moonlight / You just shine like a beacon on the bay", what the great reviewer Jim Turano define as the "most lazy lyric of Bernie's career".
Recently Elton dedicated live this song to his partner, David.