Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Lyrics

Elton John


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Elton John, Bernie Taupin
album: Track 4 in album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
release date: 1973-10-5
popularity : 203 users have visited this page.
length: 3:15
engineer: David Hentschel
drums: Nigel Olsson
piano: Elton John
bass guitar: Dee Murray
electric guitar: Davey Johnstone
orchestrator: Del Newman
producer: Gus Dudgeon
background vocals: Davey Johnstone, Nigel Olsson, Dee Murray
lead vocals: Elton John

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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

Track Listing

  • 1 Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
  • 2 Candle in the Wind
  • 3 Bennie and the Jets
  • 4 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • 5 This Song Has No Title
  • 6 Grey Seal
  • 7 Jamaica Jerk-Off
  • 8 I've Seen That Movie Too
  • 1 Sweet Painted Lady
  • 2 The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909-34)
  • 3 Dirty Little Girl
  • 4 All the Girls Love Alice
  • 5 Your Sister Can't Twist (but She Can Rock 'n Roll)
  • 6 Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  • 7 Roy Rogers
  • 8 Social Disease
  • 9 Harmony