Who Sang Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes? Elton John / Leon Russell

Leon Russell The Union cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2010-10-11
length: 3:22
You had your grand illusion and wrestled with your fate
The winter of your discontent came twenty years too late
If it was love and I was there I've forgotten where it lives
We both stepped off a frozen rock onto a burning bridge
You came like an invasion all bells and whistles blowing
Reaping the rewards of the fable you'd been sowing
I saw you cross the landing and descending marble stairs
Like Caesar crossed the Rubicon you seemed to walk on air

And yeah I've seen your movie
And I read it in your book
The truth just flew off every page
Your songs have all the hooks
You're seven wonders rolled in one
You shifted gear to cruise
Oh you came to town in headlines
And eight hundred dollar shoes

Oh the bellboys are crying and moneys changing hands
Your cloak and dagger legacy's gone home to no man's land
The marquee lights are flickering your poster's fading fast
Your being here just melts away like ice cubes in a glass

And yeah I've seen your movie
And I read it in your book
The truth just flew off every page
Your songs have all the hooks
You're seven wonders rolled in one
You shifted gear to cruise
Oh you came to town in headlines
And eight hundred dollar shoes

Oh you came to town in headlines
And eight hundred dollar shoes

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 If It Wasn’t for Bad
  • 2 Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes
  • 3 Hey Ahab
  • 4 Gone to Shiloh
  • 5 Jimmie Rodgers’ Dream
  • 6 There’s No Tomorrow
  • 7 Monkey Suit
  • 8 The Best Part of the Day
  • 9 A Dream Come True
  • 10 When Love Is Dying
  • 11 I Should Have Sent Roses
  • 12 Hearts Have Turned to Stone
  • 13 Never Too Old (to Hold Somebody)
  • 14 In the Hands of Angels