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Elton John lyrics

Album: Reg Strikes Back [1988]

Tracks10
 01  Town of Plenty
 02  A Word in Spanish
 03 Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, Pt. 2
 04  I Don't Wanna Go on With You Like That
 05  Japanese Hands
 06  Goodbye Marlon Brando
 07  The Camera Never Lies
 08  Heavy Traffic
 09  Poor Cow
 10  Since God Invented Girls
all Elton John lyrics



Town of Plenty
Music by elton john
Lyrics by bernie taupin
Available on the album reg strikes back

I'll say it again this is not my city
I don't belong looking for a town of plenty
There weren't these thieves
We had some thing in common
Goals to achieve
We had some thing in common
In a town of plenty

Can't you see it, this is not my writing
I only asked if this was a town of plenty
There were many archives
We had no media
Only art survived there
Yeah we had no media
In a town of plenty

And laid across the airstrip
Were the passports and the luggage
All that once remained
Of a rugged individual
And laid across the airstrip
Were the passports and the luggage
I came looking for a town of plenty

I'll say it again, this is not my city
I only asked if this was a town of plenty
There were many archives
We had no media
Only art survived there
Yeah we had no media
In a town of plentyback to top
A Word in Spanish
Music by elton john
Lyrics by bernie taupin
Available on the album reg strikes back

I don't know why
I just know I do
I just can't explain
In this language that I use
Something leaves me speechless
Each time that you approach
Each time you glide right through me
As if I was a ghost

If I only could tell you
If you only would listen
I've got a line or two to use on you
I've got a romance we could christen

And there's a word in spanish I don't understand
But I heard it in a film one time spoken by the leading man
He said it with devotion, he sounded so sincere
And the words he spoke in spanish brought the female lead to tears
A word in spanish, a word in spanish

If you can't comprehend
Read it in my eyes
If you don't understand it's love
In a thin disguise
And what it takes to move you
Each time that you resist
Is more than just a pretty face
To prove that I exist

When manners make no difference
And my gifts all lay undone
I trade my accent in on chance
And fall back on a foreign tongueback to top
I Don't Wanna Go on With You Like That
Music by elton john
Lyrics by bernie taupin
Available on the album reg strikes back

I've always said that one's enough to love
Now I hear you're bragging one is not enough
Something tells me you're not satisfied
You got plans to make me one of four or five

I guess this kind of thing's just in your blood
But you won't catch me carving up my love
I ain't no puzzle piece that needs to fit
If it takes more than me let's call it quits

`cause I don't wanna go on with you like that
Don't wanna be a feather in your cap
I just wanna tell you honey I ain't mad
But I don't wanna go on with you like that

It gets so hard sometimes to understand
This vicious circle's getting out of hand
Don't need an extra eye to see
That the fire spreads faster in a breeze

And I don't wanna go on with you like that
Don't wanna be a feather in your cap
I just wanna tell you honey I ain't mad
But I don't wanna go on with you like that
No I don't wanna go on with you like that
One more set of boots on your welcome mat
You'll just have to quit them if you want me back
`cause I don't wanna go on with you like that

Oh if you wanna spread it around sister that's just fine
But I don't want no second hand feeding me lines
If you wanna hold someone in the middle of the night
Call out the guards, turn out the lightback to top
Japanese Hands
Music by elton john
Lyrics by bernie taupin
Available on the album reg strikes back

Outside I can hear the fireworks
Beyond the paper walls
Where the symbols painted black and white
Run together when the rain falls
And the wind chimes across kyoto
Each time the earth moves
Was it the quake that shook me
Or was it something to do with you

And the hot wind heats the bamboo blinds
And your almond eyes always shine
Sitting cool behind your painted fan
All the secrets of the east
Conceal the beauty and the beast
For tender is the man in her japanese hands

Flesh on silk looks different
Than on a cotton sheet back home
Where no one wears their hair like yours
Beneath those oriental combs
And with your thirsty fingers
Running up and down my spine
You forget the western woman
When you're sleeping on kyoto time

And the sky explodes
And the moon grows cold
To the distant sound of drums
And the sky explodes
And the moon grows cold
As the dragons on the mainland
Wait to heat the sunback to top
Goodbye Marlon Brando
Music by elton john
Lyrics by bernie taupin
Available on the album reg strikes back

Say goodbye to loneliness, say goodbye to marlon brando
Say goodbye to latitudes and the confusion that surrounds you
Say goodbye to misery, say goodbye to the morning news
Say goodbye to prime time and the fools that choose to view
Say goodbye to wendy, say goodbye to rhonda
Say goodbye to the beach boys from the palisades to kona

Say goodbye to glasnost, say goodbye to malathion
Say goodbye to the clowns in congress and the belt around orion
Say goodbye to the tabloids, say goodbye to diet soda
Say goodbye to new age music from the capa to the coda
Say goodbye to gridlock, goodbye to dolly's chest
Goodbye to the ozone layer if there's any of it left

Don't it make you wanna crawl back to the womb
Find a sanitarium rent yourself a room
This overload is edging me further out to sea
I need to put some distance between overkill and me, me

Say goodbye to jackie collins, say goodbye to illiterate fools
Goodbye to evangelists and geeks with power tools
Goodbye to statuettes, say goodbye to lists
Say goodbye to articles on who the senator kissed
Say goodbye to hair styles, goodbye to heaven's gate
Goodbye to rocky five, six, seven and eightback to top
The Camera Never Lies
Music by elton john
Lyrics by bernie taupin
Available on the album reg strikes back

I see you tempt the night
I see you take a bite
You can tell me you were home
But the camera never lies

You walk out in disguise
To pull the wool over my eyes
You play me for a fool
To believe your alibis

And you can count on being safe as houses
Underestimate my eyes
But you can't argue with the image
The camera never lies

There's no distance put between us
Safe enough for you to hide
I'm watching all of your secrets
The camera never lies

I recommend first prize
For acting so surprised
For acting like you love me
The camera never lies

I'll take my wounded pride
I'll take it on the chin
Your profile fills the frame
How good you look on film

Smoke screens and sweet deceiving
Replace the face of trust
The shutter falls each time you meet him
A negative becomes my plusback to top
Heavy Traffic
Music by elton john and davey johnstone
Lyrics by bernie taupin
Available on the album reg strikes back

Shakey wake up thirsty from a night in the bar
And snake hips joe is mr. cool
Out on the boulevard
The pimp from the jack of diamonds
Just got another jane doe
She just got off the last bus from montecedo

Sailor boys find trouble in the alien state
It's one on one from las palmas to the golden gate
Fly boys on the corner waiting for a ride
For twenty bucks he'll pull the cork on the man inside

`cause we're rolling in heavy traffic
Judy's in the jump seat and jody's in the bucket
Billy likes to drive and jackie's just high
And cindy thinks we're all gonna commit suicide
`cause we're rolling in heavy traffic
Yeah we're rolling in heavy traffic

Mack he's got his marlboros tucked up in his sleeve
He's shacked up in his basement making p.c.p.
He used to shake the french fries
Down on 12th and maine
And now he stays up nights on apple juice and cocaineback to top
Poor Cow
Music by elton john
Lyrics by bernie taupin
Available on the album reg strikes back

There's another one due in three month's time
She'll have to paint the spare room blue
She'll work a little overtime
And hope it all works out for frank and her
If she can keep him home nights
Away from those factory girls

And the gas bills come and the money burns
And frank just keeps complaining
How little they both earn
And mother drops by mondays
Just to nag about the world
Then she stays to nag at dallas
`cause she hates those texas girls

Poor cow
You'll get your dumb man
You'll see your whole life coming at you
In the back of his hand
Poor cow
It's a monkey see town
You'll walk down the aisle
In the hand me down gown
Of some poor cow

Oh them rich bitch girls
Ain't like our lass
Got no spine for labour
Like us working class
Us gamey lot
Still got our pride
We got our health
It's just the truth that's diedback to top
Since God Invented Girls
Music by elton john
Lyrics by bernie taupin
Available on the album reg strikes back

The mother of invention made it good for me
Tighter in the rear
Longer in the seam
Kicked out yards of leather
Wrapped around her waist
Trimmed it to perfection
And left a little space

Yeah they got competition now
All across the world
But there ain't been no looking back
Since God invented girls

Now I know what brian wilson meant
Every time I step outside
I see what heaven sent
There may be seven wonders
Created for this world
But one is all we need
Since God invented girls

Higher on the heel, paler than pure cream
Leaner on the sidewalk
Cutting through the steam
After claws and feathers
He took skin and bone
Shaped it like an hourglass
And made the angels moan

Oh here's a little heat boys
To straighten out them curls
Now there ain't been no angels round
Since God invented girlsback to top
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