"Come Down In Time" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
In the quiet silent seconds I turned off the light switch
And I came down to meet you in the half light the moon left
While a cluster of night jars sang some songs out of tune
A mantle of bright light shone down from a room

Come down in time I still hear her say
So clear in my ear like it was today
Come down in time was the message she gave
Come down in time and I'll meet you half way

Well I don't know if I should have heard her as yet
But a true love like hers is a hard love to get
And I've walked most all the way and I ain't heard her call
And I'm getting to thinking if she's coming at all

Come down in time I still hear her say
So clear in my ear like it was today
Come down in time was the message she gave
Come down in time and I'll meet you half way

There are women and women, and some hold you tight
While some leave you counting the stars in the night.


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"Come Down in Time" as written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin

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    General CommentWhy hasn't anybody commented on this song? Its fantastic!!
    DeManon August 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYes, indeed it's been far too long a wait, but I agree it's an impossibly delicate song from Elton and Bernie. One of the few times they came together to achieve perfection.
    tooloudon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentway under rated. wonderful, wonderful song.
    nelia_slye_on September 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHey, anyone hear Sting's version on the Tribute Album for Bernie and Elton? Great song, great lyrics. AND I can relate to the last part since I have been left counting the stars in the night one time too many. Damn.

    Peace
    daedoloson December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI fell in love with this song in 1989 when I heard it sung my Sting. It is so slow and sensuous I wanted to slow dance with my lover, and I never do that anymore, no time, I love the end some hold you tight some leave you counting the stars in the night -why is it always the ones that got away that play across our minds from time to time (smile).
    snowprincess0703on October 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is maybe my all-time favourite with Elton John. At par only with 2-3 other similarily delicate tunes from the early singer-songwriting era (ie 1970-71). But it's a very difficult one to sing, don't you think? With at least two passages with sliding pitch.
    PAJA63on July 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree, that particular era was unsurpassed. Pure genius from Elton and Bernie.

    Hell, I can't sing it.
    mearenon August 26, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"And I'm getting to thinking, If she's coming at all."

    One of the saddest lines in song.
    mousey03on January 19, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningcome down in time...a recount of love-making... think about it
    itsbeenjismon June 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this EJ song. One of my favorites, along with "Talking Old Soldiers" and "Ticking".
    jjs007on January 08, 2014   Link

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