Who Sang Blues Never Fade Away? Elton John

Elton John The Captain & The Kid cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bernie Taupin, Elton John
release date: 2006-9-15
length: 4:46
He wasn't famous but I sure did love him
I've got his picture in a little frame
He lost his life to a big disease before it even had a name
But there's so many more and I've lost count
The how's and whys aren't important now
All that matters is they came around
And brightened up our lives

She was twenty one with her life ahead
You don't need to know her name
She breathed her last on the cold stone floor of a Hollywood arcade
But fate's right hand isn't always just
Puts a lot of pressure on your faith and trust
She was just a little girl ain't that enough
To rage against the day

[Chorus:]
And how did we get so lucky?
Targets on the rifle range
Who makes the call and who gets to choose?
Who gets to win and who gets to lose?
It's like a rolling dice in the belly of the blues
And blues never fade away
Hey hey hey the colors run when the rain falls
But blues never fade away

He shone so bright with a lust for life
Like the Sun King that he was
His passions hung upon his walls and were printed onto cloth
And for reasons I never understood
About the choices made between the bad and good
I've tried to figure out but
The pain never goes away

[Chorus]

And there's marble markers and little white crosses
Along the beaten path
And I've spread their ashes on the wind
And I miss John Lennon's laugh

[Chorus]

And how did we get so lucky?
Targets on the rifle range
Who makes the call and who gets to choose?
Who gets to win and who gets to lose?

It's like a rolling dice in the belly of the blues
And blues never fade away
Hey hey hey all the colors run when the rain falls
And blues never fade away



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Postcards From Richard Nixon
  • 2 Just Like Noah's Ark
  • 3 Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way (NYC)
  • 4 Tinderbox
  • 5 And the House Fell Down
  • 6 Blues Never Fade Away
  • 7 The Bridge
  • 8 I Must Have Lost It on the Wind
  • 9 Old '67
  • 10 The Captain and the Kid

  • Album Information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 602517064911
    script: Latin