Who Sang Social Disease? Elton John

Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road cover art

Some other versions of "Social Disease"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bernie Taupin, Elton John
release date: 1973-10-5
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Symphonic Rock/Pop Rock/Ballad/Glam/Classic Rock
length: 3:44
producer: Gus Dudgeon
membranophone: Nigel Olsson
piano: Elton John
lead vocals: Elton John
engineer: David Hentschel
saxophone: Leroy Gomez
bass guitar: Dee Murray
banjo & electric guitar: Davey Johnstone
My bulldog is barking in the backyard
Enough to raise a dead man from his grave
And I can't concentrate on what I'm doing
Disturbance going to crucify my days

And the days they get longer and longer
And the nighttime is a time of little use
For I just get ugly and older
I get juiced on Mateus and just hang loose

And I get bombed for breakfast in the morning
I get bombed for dinner time and tea
I dress in rags, smell a lot, and have a real good time
I'm a genuine example of a social disease

My landlady lives in a caravan
Well that is when she isn't in my arms
And it seems I pay the rent in human kindness
But my liquor also helps to grease her palms

And the ladies are all getting wrinkles
And they're falling apart at the seams
Well I just get high on tequila
And see visions of vineyards in my dreams



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
  • 2 Candle in the Wind
  • 3 Bennie and the Jets
  • 4 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • 5 This Song Has No Title
  • 6 Grey Seal
  • 7 Jamaica Jerk-Off
  • 8 I've Seen That Movie Too
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Sweet Painted Lady
  • 2 The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909-34)
  • 3 Dirty Little Girl
  • 4 All the Girls Love Alice
  • 5 Your Sister Can't Twist (but She Can Rock 'n Roll)
  • 6 Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  • 7 Roy Rogers
  • 8 Social Disease
  • 9 Harmony

  • Album Information
    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin