ELTON JOHN


The Captain And The Kid Lyrics

(Ah, hey, ah, yeah, yeah)
(Ah, hey, ah, yeah)
(Ah, hey, ah, yeah, yeah)
(Ah, hey, ah, yeah)

I've been out on this road some
Can't help feeling I've been showing my friends around
I've seen it growing from next to nothing
Into a giant eating up your town

Called up the tealeaves and the tarots
Asked the gypsy what she sees in the palm of our hands
She saw a mountain and wild deer running
A crazy kid becoming a better man

But we stuck around for the fireworks
(Waiting to explode)
Shaped our futures, you a Tumbleweed
(And me on a Yellow Brick Road)
Pleasing the people some of the time
(For better or for worse)
An urban soul in a fine silk suit
And a heart out west in a Wrangler shirt

And you can't go back
And if you try it fails, oh yeah, yeah
Looking up ahead I see a rusty nail, oh yeah, yeah
A sign hanging from it saying "Truth for sale"
And that's what we did
No lies at all just one more tale
About the Captain and the... (Kid!)

(Ah, hey, ah, yeah, yeah)
(Ah, hey, ah, yeah)
(Ah, hey, ah, yeah, yeah)
(Ah, hey, ah, yeah)

We've been missing at times in action
Can't imagine what he said he might do for you
The devil got to come to the party sometimes
But he never got to wear our shoes

Oh we've conjured up what we created
Way back then when I was standing up in six-inch heels
Now you're riding off into the sunset
And I'm still spinning like a Catherine wheel

But we stuck around for the battle
(Waiting for a plan)
To turn you into the Brown Dirt Cowboy
(And me into a Rocket Man)
It pleases the people some of the time
(Digging into our roots)
But I got a brand new pair of shoes
And you're on a horse in your old cowboy boots

And you can't go back
And if you try it fails, oh yeah, yeah
Looking up ahead I see a rusty nail, oh yeah, yeah
A sign hanging from it saying "Truth for sale"
And that's what we did
No lies at all just one more tale
About the Captain and the... (Kid!)

An Empty Sky, Elton John
Tumbleweed Connection, 17-11-70
Madman Across the Water, Honky Chateau
Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Caribou, Here and There
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
Rock of the Westies, Blue Moves, a Single Man
Victim of Love, 21 at 33, Jump Up!
Too Low for Zero, Breaking Hearts, Ice on Fire
Leather Jackets, Live in Australia
With the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Reg Strikes Back
Sleeping with the Past, The One, Made in England
The Big Picture, One Night Only the Greatest Hits
Songs from the West Coast, Peachtree Road
About the Captain and the... (Kid!)

(Ah, hey, ah, yeah, yeah)
(Ah, hey, ah, yeah)
(Ah, hey, ah, yeah, yeah)
(Ah, hey, ah, yeah)

No, you can't go back
And if you try it fails, oh yeah, yeah
Looking up ahead I see a rusty nail, oh yeah, yeah
A sign hanging from it saying "Truth for sale"
And that's what we did
No lies at all just one more tale
About the Captain and the... (Kid!)

Songwriter(s): Bernie Taupin, Elton John
Copyright: Hst Publishing Ltd., Cow Dog Music Inc.
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