"Nikita" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
Hey Nikita is it cold
In your little corner of the world
You could roll around the globe
And never find a warmer soul to know

Oh I saw you by the wall
Ten of your tin soldiers in a row
With eyes that looked like ice on fire
The human heart a captive in the snow

Oh Nikita you will never know, anything about my home
I'll never know how good it feels to hold you
Nikita I need you so
Oh Nikita is the other side of any given line in time
Counting ten tin soldiers in a row
Oh no, Nikita you'll never know

Do you ever dream of me
Do you ever see the letters that I write
When you look up through the wire
Nikita do you count the stars at night

And if there comes a time
Guns and gates no longer hold you in
And if you're free to make a choice
Just look towards the west and find a friend

Oh Nikita you will never know, anything about my home
I'll never know how good it feels to hold you
Nikita I need you so
Oh Nikita is the other side of any given line in time
Counting ten tin soldiers in a row
Oh no, Nikita you'll never know

Oh Nikita you will never know, anything about my home
I'll never know how good it feels to hold you
Nikita I need you so
Oh Nikita is the other side of any given line in time
Counting ten tin soldiers in a row
Oh no, Nikita you'll never know

Nikita counting ten tin soldiers in a row
Nikita counting ten tin soldiers in a row
Nikita counting ten tin soldiers in a row
Nikita


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"Nikita" as written by Bernie Taupin Bernard J.p. Taupin

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  • +1
    General CommentNikita is a mans name, at least to me. I've never actually met a girl named Nikita and in Russia at least.. it's considered a male name. Kind of funny considering. ^^
    elizavetaon March 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGuys this is a great song, nikita is a girls name!
    i call my gf nikita, plz cut it out!
    IsaacPoweron April 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Elton songs. He loves this girl in Russia and there is no way to be with her. Of course this was back during the cold war. I wonder what happened after the cold war was over. Beautiful song.
    smokeeon April 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's good that Nikita also can be a mans name... so this song still makes sense after Elton John's outing ;)
    floon July 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, not again -_-
    It's a beutiful song, Elton John was really in love with Nikita, I love it so much, it shows true feelings. Plus it reminds me of my best friend, her name is Nikky and I like to call her Nikita from time to time, she is living far away from me and I can almost never see her, but I know she could look towards the west and find a friend [literally] ;)
    rumion January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat lyrics!!!!
    placebiston March 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaww well this song is the reason i was named naquita ...its pronounced nikita but yea spellt it differently to give it some originality ....from y=the time i was a wee las people use to just meet me nd start singing this song (i guess they saw it as an ice braker it just makes things awkward if u ask me)lol
    definatly a deep song
    puppyloveon July 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was an very revolutionary song during the Cold War. It was played in US and West Europe Radiostations (such Free Europe) over the communist block and helped the people to free the minds.
    RyanLonswellon February 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis definitely has loud cold war political innuendo; although a love song cannot be ruled out. The suggestions go as far as this being Nixon's invitation to (Nikita) Khrushchev to 'come to the other side'. "Just look towards the west and find a friend” Great song. and definitely in the Russian context Nikita is a male name- adding more relevance therein :-)
    booboyon February 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is actually about a girl in the GDR Border Police. So it's about a German girl, not a Russian.
    DMitri221on June 20, 2011   Link

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