Saturday, August 4, 2007

Esoteric Teenage Years

There is the greatest song ever written. Yep, one that has stayed with me since high school and one that never, ever grows old. Surely you have one of these? The one that when you hear it creates an almost unmentionable ache.

And quoting it for years (and butterflies are free), I wonder how much of this song has influenced my life, especially the hypnosis part...what I think my subconscious mind heard - hypnotize me, sweet freedom. The dark side of Ellie Blunt.

Many thanks to the person who posted this on

Here are the lyrics to Elton John's Someone Saved My Life Tonight:

When I think of those east end lights, muggy nights
The curtains drawn in the little room downstairs
Prima donna lord you really should have been there
Sitting like a princess perched in her electric chair
And its one more beer and I don't hear you anymore
We've all gone crazy lately
My friends out there rolling round the basement floor

And someone saved my life tonight sugar bear
You almost had your hooks in me didn't you dear
You nearly had me roped and tied
Altar-bound, hypnotized
Sweet freedom whispered in my ear
You're a butterfly
And butterflies are free to fly
Fly away, high away, bye bye

I never realised the passing hours of evening showers
A slip noose hanging in my darkest dreams
I'm strangled by your haunted social scene
Just a pawn out-played by a dominating queen
Its four o'clock in the morning
Damn it listen to me good
I'm sleeping with myself tonight
Saved in time, thank God my musics still alive

And I would have walked head on into the deep end of the river
Clinging to your stocks and bonds
Paying your h.p. demands forever
They're coming in the morning with a truck to take me home
Someone saved my life tonight, someone saved my life tonight
Someone saved my life tonight, someone saved my life tonight
Someone saved my life tonight
So save your strength and run the field you play alone

1 comment:

Paul said...

Yah, one of the greatest songs ever. Elton and Bernie are a pair of songwriters that can yank emotions out of you with the words and the music and you can't even begin to understand where it comes from.

I'm primarily a big 80's music fan - that was the beginning of my teen years since I was born in '67, but I do have many fond memories of '70's tunes, with Elton John's stuff being right there in the memories, ready to spring back on me at any given moment.

Thanks for the Saturday reverie, Ellie. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. :)

Have fun, always...