Elton John has always been kind of hit or miss for me. He’s got some songs I really like, some I can’t stand, and like a lot of long-timer writers / performers, a fair body of work I’ve never heard before. This is one of the latter. I was looking for something else, and I came across this. Not sure just what I think of it. Classic Elton John style, but I’m not sure exactly what he’s trying to say. The words are clear enough, but the meaning? Not so much. I can think of a couple of reasonable interpretations, but nothing for certain. Seemed like a good Friday Gun-song choice to kick around a bit.
Elton John, of course, is one of the big names in popular music, who should need no introduction except to those on the “whipper-snapper” end of the age-range. Politically controversial and outspoken, he’s been doing his thing and having people listen to him for a long time, now. Love his work or hate it, he’s talented, accomplished, well-known, and rich.
This is from his album Tumble Weed Connection, great Elton John album. Check out Talking Old Soldiers, a song about a soldier who encounters a much older soldier & they talk about life.