Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters Lyrics

Elton John


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bernie Taupin, Elton John
album: Track 9 in album Honky Château
release date: 1972-5-19
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genres: Rock Funk / Soul Blues Pop
styles: Rock & Roll/Country Rock/Soul/Ballad/Classic Rock
producer: Gus Dudgeon
piano: Elton John
lead vocals: Elton John
engineer: Ken Scott
bass guitar: Dee Murray
mandolin & guitar: Davey Johnstone
composer: Elton John
lyricist: Bernie Taupin

Cover Art

Elton John Honky Château cover art
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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

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 outside or light

This Broadway's got
It's got a lot of songs to sing
If I knew the tunes I might join in
I'll go my way alone
Grow my own, my own seeds shall be sown, in New York City

Subway's 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

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

Subway's 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


12" Vinyl 1
  • 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