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Ballad Of The Boy In The Red Shoes
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Available on the album Songs From The West Coast
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano and vocals:Elton John
Mandolin, acoustic guitar:Davey Johnstone
Bass:Paul Bushnell
Drums:Nigel Olsson
Percussion:Jay Bellerose
Backing vocals:Nigel Olsson, Davey Johnstone, Paul Bushnell
String arrangement:Paul Buckmaster
I'm stoned in the twilight
Screaming on the inside
Give me your water, help me survive
Gonna miss the sunlight
When I lose my eyesight
Give me my red shoes, I want to dance
They search for an answer
But that old man wouldn't listen
Back then I was handsome
Back then he was ignorant
chorus:
And shave off the years now, it's all inside my head
The boy in the red shoes is dancing by my bed
Put them in a box somewhere, put them in a drawer
Take my red shoes, I can't wear them anymore
Had garlands in the wings back then
All the pretty little things back then
Calling out my name, oh what fame brings
After curtain calls and bows
I can't see the front row now
Hand me my red shoes just one more time
They pushed aside our presence
They refused to go the distance
Back then I was Sigmund
Back then he wouldn't listen
(repeat chorus)
They pushed aside our presence
They refused to go the distance
Back then I was Sigmund
Back then he wouldn't listen
Back then I was handsome
Back then he was ignorant
(repeat chorus)
Put them in a box somewhere, put them in a drawer
Take my red shoes, I can't wear them anymore
I can't wear them anymore
I can't wear them anymore
© 2001 Happenstance
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