Your Song – Elton John

February 14, 2022

Today’s song is one of Elton John’s most beautiful pieces—”Your Song.” Here are some fun facts about Elton John and this tune. 

Fun Facts: 

  • “Your Song” was released in 1970.
  • A good friend of Elton’s named Bernie Taupin wrote the song, and Elton created the melody.
  • Elton John was born on March 25th, 1947.
  • He started playing the piano when he was four years old. 
  • Even though this song was recorded in 1970, Taupin wrote it when he was only 17 years old.
  • Both Elton and Bernie were so excited about writing this song that they wrote it at the table of Elton’s mother’s house. It’s said that the original lyrics are written up on a coffee-stained piece of paper. They both contributed to this song in their own ways.
  • Whenever Elton is asked who this song is written about, he claims no one in particular. Most people assumed it was about a past love he had, but he claims it’s not about anyone.
  • Even though “Your Song” only hit number 7 on the top charts in the UK and only hit the top 8 in the US, it’s still known to be one of Elton’s most famous songs.
  • This song has been redone by many artists, including Elton himself.

Lyrics:

(Genius)

It’s a little bit funny, this feeling inside

I’m not one of those who can easily hide

I don’t have much money, but, boy, if I did

I’d buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, heh, but then again, no

Or a man who makes potions in a traveling show

I know it’s not much, but it’s the best I can do

My gift is my song, and this one’s for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song

It may be quite simple, but now that it’s done

I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind

That I put down in words

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss

Well, a few of the verses, well, they’ve got me quite cross

But the sun’s been quite kind while I wrote this song

It’s for people like you that keep it turned on

So excuse me for forgetting, but these things I do

You see, I’ve forgotten if they’re green or they’re blue

Anyway, the thing is, what I really mean

Yours are the sweetest eyes I’ve ever seen

And you can tell everybody this is your song

It may be quite simple, but now that it’s done

I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind

That I put down in words

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind

That I put down in words

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

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