I Never Knew Her Name Lyrics

Elton John


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Elton John, Bernie Taupin
album: Track 8 in album Sleeping With the Past
release date: 1989-8-7
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length: 3:33
engineer: David Nicholas
keyboard: Elton John, Guy Babylon
bass guitar: Romeo Williams
drums: Jonathan Moffett
guitar: Davey Johnstone, Fred Mandel
producer: Chris Thomas
background vocals: Davey Johnstone, Marlena Jeter, Mortonette Jenkins, Natalie D. Jackson
lead vocals: Elton John
composer: Elton John
lyricist: Bernie Taupin

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Well she swept through the church
Like a sweet Sunday prayer
While the choir sang Son of Heaven
And the groom just walked on air

I was killing time with Jesus
When the wedding bells began
And I saw the most beautiful woman
Getting married to a handsome man

And she walked like a mystery
And she passed like summer rain
And she said I do like an angel
But I never knew her name

Oh the congregation gathered
But in darkness I remained
In love with the bride of a handsome man
But I never knew her name

In the shadow of the holy
Oh I heard my tell-tale heart
Whisper words that never reached her
As her vows were made at last

Oh the preacher with his blessing
Pronounced them man and wife
And I saw the most beautiful woman
Make a promise to be kept for life

Track Listing

  • 1 Durban Deep
  • 2 Healing Hands
  • 3 Whispers
  • 4 Club at the End of the Street
  • 5 Sleeping With the Past
  • 6 Stones Throw From Hurtin'
  • 7 Sacrifice
  • 8 I Never Knew Her Name
  • 9 Amazes Me
  • 10 Blue Avenue