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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John Lyrics


When are you gonna come down?
When are you going to land?
I should have stayed on the farm
I should have listened to my old man

You know you can't hold me forever
I didn't sign up with you
I'm not a present for your friends to open
This boy's too young to be singing
The blues, ah, ah

So goodbye yellow brick road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can't plant me in your penthouse
I'm going back to my plough

Back to the howling old owl in the woods
Hunting the horny back toad
Oh, I've finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick road
Ah, ah

What do you think you'll do then?
I bet they'll shoot down the plane
It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics
To set you on your feet again

Maybe you'll get a replacement
There's plenty like me to be found
Mongrels who ain't got a penny
Sniffing for tidbits like you
On the ground, ah, ah

So goodbye yellow brick road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can't plant me in your penthouse
I'm going back to my plough

Back to the howling old owl in the woods
Hunting the horny back toad
Oh, I've finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick road
Ah, ah

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Tratore
Written by: Bernie Taupin, Elton John

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Robert

LYRYCS!
When are you gonna come down?
When are you going to land?
I should have stayed on the farm
I should have listened to my old man

You know you can't hold me forever
I didn't sign up with you
I'm not a present for your friends to open
This boy's too young to be singing, the blues

So goodbye yellow brick road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can't plant me in your penthouse
I'm going back to my plough

Back to the howling old owl in the woods
Hunting the horny back toad
Oh I've finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick road

What do you think you'll do then?
I bet that'll shoot down your plane
It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics
To set you on your feet again

Maybe you'll get a replacement
There's plenty like me to be found
Mongrels who ain't got a penny
Sniffing for tidbits like you on the ground

So goodbye yellow brick road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can't plant me in your penthouse
I'm going back to my plough

Back to the howling old owl in the woods
Hunting the horny back toad
Oh I've finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick road

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Greg Tyrone

I chose this as my funeral song when I was in Iraq in 2003. Glad they never had to play it.

Aryanna Tatum

Thank you for your service. I plan on joining the air force once I have graduated

exeter3

Thank you for protecting me

Kev O

Thank you for your service. Also you've got a great taste in music!

Marc DeLaurier

Rah, mine was Frederick fucking Chopin, #2

Timothy A Fire Photography

@Greg Tyrone im enlisting here pretty quick. 20 years old ready to fight for this country.

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Damian Van

When I was a kid, me and my friend Kody used to go to his room and play his moms records. Mostly Elton John records, they were fun to sing along to, we would jump all over the place. We played baseball, football together, he was also at all my dirt bike races, he was my best friend since 3rd grade. We went on to high school, he was a bad ass at baseball, he had mad skills. I would have quit but he kept practicing with me, he made me good enough to keep it going, I was good enough to where we both had college interest. Senior year , we decided to focus on baseball, women and parties. That year was great, we both had the grades, college recruit would have been easy for both of us. Then I noticed he was being scouted by 2 pro teams, I was happy for him, it was all I could talk about. I noticed one day he had this look like a really bad feeling. There was a lot I didnt know about him, he was going to the doctor for depression, anxiety and he wasnt sleeping, he was also becoming more detached. Baseball was over, I had a few letters, he signed a pro contract ($750K 1yr guaranteed). It was almost end of the year, senior ditch day, we were at a lake having a good time, I stayed close to him, I kept finding him alone. He came up to me, it looked like he had snapped out of it, he wanted to swim out to this small area in the middle, it was a floating dock about 100 yards from shore, we did it all the time it was no big deal. 6 of us jumped in and swam over, I didnt see Kody. He wasnt with us, I swam back to shore, I looked everywhere for him, I knew where he was, I didnt say anything, I didnt scream or yell, it was already about 90 minutes since we had been looking for him. I jumped into my truck, went to a payphone down the road and called the police. They cleared us out, they found him, no alcohol, no drugs, he just drowned. To this day I do not watch baseball, I still have all my equipment but I never played again. I had a Ford F250 longbed 4x4 with a 10 inch lift, 44 tires. I went to a friends and borrowed his garage band sound system , I cleared it with his mom. After the funeral was over, everyone standing there, I cranked it and played all his favorite Elton John songs. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do, I could bearly stand. I remember everyone singing along with the songs, I didnt know they were that popular. I wish we had filmed all the goofy shit we did when we heard these songs. This was the last song I played for him, not one dry eye. Also found out he had one more present for me, he knocked up his girlfriend, yep, a boy.I am his godfather. The hardest part is looking at him and seeing the spitting image of Kody, and one hell of a baseball player.

Tayler's Life

Why do good people always die first?

JengaShaviss

Didn't expect to cry while listening to this song. That sounds so painful to go through. I hope your buddy Kody is resting easy. And I hope you get to see each other again someday

Alane M

💔thx for sharing

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