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Available on the album Songs From The West Coast
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano, harmonium, vocals:Elton John
Guitars:Rusty Anderson
DOBRO:David Channing
Bass:Paul Bushnell
Drums, percussion:Matt Chamberlain
There's some things I don't have now
Some things I don't talk about
These things are between myself and I
In my thick skull the joker hides
There's consequences I'm scared to taste
Cold hard truths I can't face
These days are different than the past
Reflections change in the looking glass
And everywhere I look there's something to learn
A sliver of truth from every bridge we burn
A hatful of quarters and a naked song
Don't answer the question of where we belong
How come birds don't fall from the sky when they die?
How come birds always look for a quiet place to hide?
These words can't explain what I feel inside
Like birds I need a quiet place to hide
These independent moves I make
This confidence I try to fake
You can hear the beating of my heart
But not a feather falling in the dark
And everything I hear never makes any sense
Another old prophet perched on the fence
A cupful of pencils and a self help guru
Don't answer the question of what I am to you
(repeat chorus)
(repeat chorus)
Like birds I need a quiet place to hide
Like birds I need a quiet place to hide
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