Elton John - Someone Saved My Life Tonight Lyrics

Elton John Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy cover art
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When I think of those East End lights
Muggy nights
The curtains drawn in the little room downstairs
Prima donna Lord you really should have been there
Sitting like a princess perched in her electric chair
And it's one more beer
And I don't hear you anymore
We've all gone crazy lately
My friends out there rolling round the basement floor

And someone saved my life tonight sugar bear
You almost had your hooks in me didn't you dear
You nearly had me roped and tied
Altar-bound, hypnotized
Sweet freedom whispered in my ear
You're a butterfly
And butterflies are free to fly
Fly away, high away bye bye

I never realized the passing hours
Of evening showers
A slip noose hanging in my darkest dreams
I'm strangled by your haunted social scene
Just a pawn out-played by a dominating queen
It's four o'clock in the morning
Damn it listen to me good
I'm sleeping with myself tonight
Saved in time, thank God my music's still alive

And someone saved my life tonight sugar bear
You almost had your hooks in me didn't you dear
You nearly had me roped and tied
Altar-bound, hypnotized
Sweet freedom whispered in my ear
You're a butterfly
And butterflies are free to fly
Fly away, high away bye bye

And I would have walked head on into the deep end the river
Clinging to your stocks and bonds
Paying your H.P. demands forever
They're coming in the morning with a truck to take me home
Someone saved my life tonight, someone saved my life tonight
Someone saved my life tonight, someone saved my life tonight
Someone saved my life tonight
So save your strength and run the field you play alone

And someone saved my life tonight sugar bear
You almost had your hooks in me didn't you dear
You nearly had me roped and tied
Altar-bound, hypnotized
Sweet freedom whispered in my ear
You're a butterfly
And butterflies are free to fly
Fly away, high away bye bye
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
  • 2 Tower of Babel
  • 3 Bitter Fingers
  • 4 Tell Me When the Whistle Blows
  • 5 Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  • 6 (Gotta Get a) Meal Ticket
  • 7 Better Off Dead
  • 8 Writing
  • 9 We All Fall in Love Sometimes
  • 10 Curtains


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Bernie Taupin, Elton John
    album: Track 5 in album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
    release date: 1975-5-19
    popularity : 96 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 6:46
    producer: Gus Dudgeon
    drums: Nigel Olsson
    lead vocals: Elton John
    engineer: Jeff Guercio
    background vocals: Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson and Davey Johnstone
    electric guitar & acoustic guitar: Davey Johnstone
    bass guitar: Dee Murray
    assistant engineer: Mark Guercio
    electric piano & piano & synthesizer: Elton John
    cymbals & shakers & tambourine: Ray Cooper
    composer: Elton John
    lyricist: Bernie Taupin
    Album Information
    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin