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The Wide-Eyed And Laughing
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Available on the album Blue Moves
Music:Elton John, Caleb Quaye, James Newton-Howard and Davey Johnstone
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Vocals:Elton John
Sitars:Davey Johnstone
Acoustic guitars:Caleb Quaye
Bass:Kenny Passarelli
Drums:Roger Pope
Synthesizer:James Newton-Howard
Rototoms:Ray Cooper
Backing vocals:David Crosby, Graham Nash
Are you still in control of the boat that you row
Or do you still cling to me when its sinking
I never condemned you, I only consoled you
When candlelight made me a King
For the wide-eyed and laughing
Passed like a season
Erasing a passion to sin
For no one knew better than the tealeaves and the tarots
That the wide-eyed and laughing
Were just one step ahead of the wind
And the hearts that you played on the porch swing for me
Was a song that I'd heard in the past
For I had an audience somewhere inside you
That applauded whenever you laughed
Gone is a word that I now rarely use
Though sometime in the course of a day
I go racing back like a man possessed
By the wide-eyed and laughing daughters of some different age
© 1976 Big Pig Music Limited/Rocket Music Limited/Quaye Tunes/Newton House Music
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