No sooner has Taupin contemplated a shave in the bathroom mirror, than Elton has bashed out a melody and finished the song. We went into the room where the piano was and just hammered it out. It came out in about 20 minutes, and when I was done, I called him in and we both knew. If the lyrics sound naive, it's because they were: Taupin was only 17 when he wrote them, and had never experienced romantic love — not really. So he put down his idea of what it might be like on to paper. That was exactly what I was feeling. John had been making headlines in the US thanks to a run of incendiary performances at legendary LA venue The Troubadour.
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It was written by John and his longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin. Both songs received airplay, but "Your Song" was preferred by disc jockeys and replaced "Take Me to the Pilot" as the A-side, eventually making it to number eight on the Billboard chart. The song also peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart , as well as charting in the top 10 in several other countries. John was an opening act for the band at the time and allowed them to record it. They did not release it as a single as they wanted to let John, then an upcoming artist, have a go with it. A demo version was included in John's box set album To Be Continued. One widespread story is that Bernie Taupin wrote the song's lyrics after breakfast one morning on the roof of 20 Denmark Street, London, where John worked for a music publishing firm as an office boy, hence the line "I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss.
It's a little bit funny this feeling inside I'm not one of those who can easily hide I don't have much money, but, boy, if I did I'd buy a big house where we both could live. If I was a sculptor, but then again, no Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show I know it's not much, but it's the best I can do My gift is my song and this one's for you. And you can tell everybody this is your song It may be quite simple, but now that it's done I hope you don't mind I hope you don't mind that I put down in words How wonderful life is while you're in the world.
And that my friend, is just a hint of the extent of the brain wash that Mormons experience. On her mind, her eternal salvation depends on marrying a worthy priesthood holder. It was not just frustrating but also saddening and stressful. Work out as many as you can before marriage happens. He then proceeded to beat the shit out of her for a decade. Will you be open to me teaching my children my athiest point of view. Some Mormon girls succumb to worldly laziness. Some say, they love wearing it, it gives them "protection from evil". I would do it all over again and thank my lucky stars that I found this man, that he loves, and that I love him. He has spent years building his practice and is a busy, highly successful pediatric surgeon who is compassionate and respected by everybody, but I think by nature, it is hard for him to be empathetic or to relate to more personal issues.