Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters Lyrics

Elton John


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Elton John, Bernie Taupin
album: Track 8 in album Honky Ch√Ęteau
release date: 1972-5-19
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engineer: Ken Scott
bass guitar: Dee Murray
piano: Elton John
guitar: Davey Johnstone
mandolin: Davey Johnstone
producer: Gus Dudgeon
lead vocals: Elton John

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Now I know, "Spanish harlem" are not just pretty words
to say.
I thought I knew, but now I know that rose trees never grow,
in New York city.

Until you've seen this trash can dream come true,
You stand at the edge, while people run you through.
And I thank the Lord, there's people out there like you,
I thank the Lord there's people out there like you.

While Mona Lisas and mad hatters,
sons of bankers, sons of lawyers,
turn around and say, "good morning" to the night.
For unless they see the sky, but they can't and that is why,
they know not if it's dark out side or light.

This Broadway's got, its got a lot of songs to sing,
if I knew the tunes I might join in.
I go my way alone, grow my own,
my own seeds shall be sown, in New York city.
Subways no way , for a good man to go down,
Rich man can ride, and the hobo he can drown.

And I thank the Lord for the people I have found,
I thank the Lord for the people I have found.

While Mona Lisas and mad hatters,
sons of bankers, sons of lawyers,
turn around and say, "good morning" to the night.
For unless they see the sky, but they can't and that is why,
they know not if it's dark out side or light.

And now I know, "Spanish harlem" are not just pretty words
to say.
I thought I knew, but now I know that rose trees never grow,
in New York city.
Subways no way, for a good man to go down,
Rich man can ride, and the hobo he can drown.

And I thank the Lord for the people I have found,
I thank the Lord for the people I have found.

While Mona Lisas and mad hatters,
sons of bankers, sons of lawyers,
turn around and say, "good morning" to the night.
For unless they see the sky, but they can't and that is why,
they know not if it's dark outside or light,
they know not if it's dark outside or light.

Track Listing

  • 1 Honky Cat
  • 2 Mellow
  • 3 I Think I'm Going to Kill Myself
  • 4 Susie (Dramas)
  • 5 Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
  • 6 Salvation
  • 7 Slave
  • 8 Amy
  • 9 Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
  • 10 Hercules