"Take Me To The Pilot" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
If you feel that it's real I'm on trial
And I'm here in your prison
Like a coin in your mint
I am dented and I'm spent with high treason

Through a glass eye your throne
Is the one danger zone
Take me to the pilot for control
Take me to the pilot of your soul

Take me to the pilot
Lead me through the chamber
Take me to the pilot
I am but a stranger

Take me to the pilot
Lead me through the chamber
Take me to the pilot
I am but a stranger

Na na na, na na na, na na na na na na na na
Na na na, na na na, na na na na na na na na

Well I know he's not old
And I'm told, and I'm told he's a virgin
For he may be she
What I'm told; and I'm never, never for certain

Through a glass eye your throne
Is the one danger zone
Take me to the pilot for control
Take me to the pilot of your soul

Take me to the pilot
Lead me through the chamber
Take me to the pilot
I am but a stranger

Take me to the pilot
Lead me through the chamber
Take me to the pilot
I am but a stranger

Na na na, na na na, na na na na na na na na
Na na na, na na na, na na na na na na na na


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"Take Me to the Pilot" as written by Elton John Bernie Taupin

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    General CommentBernie has admitted in an interview that he, himself, has NO IDEA what this song means.
    eltonjohnfanon November 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI wish I had some clue what this song means. There seems to be a few references to pontius pilot, but it's hardly enough to base an actual interpretation on.
    slagoniaon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've heard Bernie Taupin say that too. slagonia, it's funny you mention Pontius Pilate, because he says "Pilot of your soul", and there's a hymn that says "Jesus, Saviour Pilot Me." I think he wants to know who's controlling this lady, whether it's Jesus, Satan, Buddha, some goddess, or whoever. When he figures it out, he wants to throw off that control and be her man (escape from a prison of judgment). Just my theory...
    robv156on October 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFunny, but I thought the lyrics had to do with transgenders ("for he may be she")...being a virgin (new to it); people being unable to see (glass eye); being viewed as imperfect to others (dented); being on trial and spent with treason (society's condemnation and the prison of being in the wrong body), etc.
    smellingtheroses12on March 09, 2012   Link

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