♫ Your Song ♫

I’m in the mood for some Elton tonight, so I hope you are too!

This was one of the first songs Elton John wrote with Bernie Taupin. They met after a record company gave Elton some of Taupin’s lyrics to work with. Eventually, they both moved into John’s parents’ house, where they started working together.
The song was written in 1967, when Bernie Taupin was 17 and Elton was 20. Both Elton John and Bernie Taupin agree that this is one of their best efforts. Said Taupin:

“I think ‘Your Song’ is a gem. Our classic, I’m not sure. I’ll let others decide that. But it’s like an old friend, it means so many things on equally as many levels. It’s certainly proved its worth, and I’ve heard it sung a million times. It’s like a good dog, it’s always there.”

Elton performs this at all his concerts. He once said of this song: “I don’t think I’ve written a love song as good since.” He has called it “A perfect song,” and says that the older he gets, the more the lyrics resonate with him.

 

Your Song
Elton John

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 traveling show
Oh 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

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well a few of the verses well they’ve got me quite cross
But the sun’s been quite kind
While I wrote this song
It’s for people like you that oh
Keep it turned on

So excuse me forgetting
But these things I do
You see I’ve forgotten
If they’re green or they’re blue
Anyway New York, what we really mean
You’re one of the nicest crowds oh yeah, we’ve ever seen
Thank New York, you’re one of a kind
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
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, oh yea yeah

Writer/s: BERNIE TAUPIN, ELTON JOHN
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

32 thoughts on “♫ Your Song ♫

    • Now, Jerry … I know my memory is going, but I did NOT play this song on January 3rd! In fact, I played NO song on January 3rd! On the 2nd, I played ‘Piano Man’, and on the 4th I played ‘Do That To Me One More Time’, but on the 3rd I must have been tired and played no song!

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      • I just showed it to Gail, Jan. 3rd, 2019. Elton was wearing a dark mauve tux jacket in the picture, with big round clear glasses. In fact, though, I know you can’t see it, it is on the very page I got this post on, before the comments, where it says more from Filosofa’s Word.
        Look on Chris’s puter, or Miss Goose’s. I just showed it to Gail. She verifies seeing it.
        hey Jill……..Jerry showed me the post about Your song and it was posted Jan 3rd. Silly computers they lie…..i know they do!…..gail
        Believe her, even iy you don’t believe me.
        Don’t ask me to explain it. I am not trying to drive you crazy. But it is real.
        Sorry.

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        • Aaaarrrrggghhh!!! You are RIGHT … I am WRONG!!! I am losing my mind! The reason I didn’t see it last night when I went looking is I looked only under the category “music”, and somehow I didn’t put the one on Jan 3 into that category … oversight. I apologize!

          Hi Gail! Thanks for helping out! When you said you saw it, I knew it must be so! Yes, stupid computers lie, but this time it is I who am losing my marbles!

          Love you both!

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  1. I was maybe 16 the day a friend of mine and I entered a drug store. The pharmacisst, a grey haired gentleman, thought he was all alone in the store, and was belting out a song from long ago, or maybe one he made up. My friend is long dead now, and the pharmacist probably is too, but I remember the line he sang just before he realized he was not alone: I am so happy to be alive at the same time as you.
    For the life of me I cannot remember the rhythm, and over the years Ihave tried to put it to many rhythms but they just don’t do that line justice. He had it that day.
    When Elton John put Your Song out it immediately reminded me of that line, and still does today. How wonderful life is while your in the world. The exact same sentiment, an ultimate expression of love.
    Thanks for the memories, Jill, once again.

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