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Available on the album The Union
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano and vocals:Elton John, Leon Russell
Drums and Percussion:Jim Keltner, Jay Bellerose
Acoustic bass:Dennis Crouch
Guitar:Marc Ribot
Keyboard:Keefus Ciancia
Backing vocals:Bill Cantos, Louis Pardini, Jason Scheff, Tata Vega
You had your grand illusion and wrestled with your fate
The winter of your discontent came twenty years too late
If it was love and I was there I've forgotten where it lives
We both stepped off a frozen rock onto a burning bridge
You came like an invasion all bells and whistles blowing
Reaping the rewards of the fable you'd been sowing
I saw you cross the landing descending marble stairs
Like Caesar crossed the Rubicon you seemed to walk on air
chorus:
And yea I've seen your movie
And I read it in your book
The truth just flew off every page
Your songs have all the hooks
You're seven wonders rolled in one
You shifted gears to cruise
Oh you came to town in headlines
And eight hundred dollar shoes
Oh the bellboys are crying and money's changing hands
Your cloak and dagger legacy's gone home to no man's land
The marquee lights are flickering, your poster's fading fast
Your being here just melts away like ice cubes in a glass
(repeat chorus)
Oh you came to town in headlines
And eight hundred dollar shoes
© 2010 Mercury Records Limited
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