"Made In England" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
I was made in England out of Cadillac muscle
I had a quit-me father, had a love-me mother
I had Little Richard and that black piano
Oh that sweet Georgia Peach and the boy from Tupelo

Oh, I was made in England
Oh, I was made in England

I was made in England out of Cadillac muscle
Face down on a playground crying God send me a brother
Not a bloody nose for Rock and Roll
Give me that sweet Georgia Peach and the boy from Tupelo

Oh, I was made in England
Oh, I was made in England

I was made in England like a blue Cortina
But a Yankee summer had a way about her
You had a scent for scandal, well here's my middle finger
I had forty years of pain and nothing to cling to

Oh, I was made in England
Oh, I was made in England

If you're made in England, you're built to last
You can still say 'homo' and everybody laughs
But the joke's on you, you never read the song
They all think they know but they all got it wrong

Oh, I was made in England
Oh, I was made in England
Oh, I was made in England
Oh, I was made in England

I was made in England
I was made in England
I was made in England

Yeah, hey, yeah, yeah, oh, oh, I was made in England, oh, rock out boy, hey


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"Made in England" as written by Elton John Bernie Taupin

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    General Commenti think its about him growing up in england
    lennonloveron June 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentand his life and family and stuff
    lennonloveron June 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentanyone know what the "song" in question is? maybe "Daniel" ? "Elton's Song" ? "Razor Face" ?
    suckmykisson June 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery cool song, wish I was made in England too :P I think it describes a kind of vision for life, which everybody can have, no matter if they're made in England or no :)
    rumion June 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLate reply but 'the song' referred to in the lyrics is any song that people might sing and make lyrics up if they don't know the correct ones. Elton made a point about it in an interview about how they laugh at him being the 'homo' but then try and sing along to his songs and make up the words.
    camberboyon August 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCan,t help feeling this would be a great world cup song for us (if we get there that is!)


    Love and laughter harmonee
    harmoneeon September 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHaving grown up in England too and then moved to the US, I can see the witty aspect of this song from the perspectives of both sides of the pond. This song is quite smart. It is deliberately made to sound like pro English, but it's underlying currents are actually very negative and scolding of some of the English stereotypes and cliches, and the shameless paparazzi that he had to deal with during his 40 years in England. The key line at the end wraps up his sneaky meaning to the song "But the joke's on you, you never read the song They all think they know but they all got it wrong". I believe this is saying to the English, yes this song sounds pro English in feeling and spirit, but it's actually a mockery of the negative side I felt while living over there, and thank God I escaped to Georgia so I can escape all of that in the way that you can in America. Since there are so many people craving the spotlight in the U.S., celebrities can sometimes find a little bit of peace in the U.S. that they often cannot get back in their home country.
    xpressmailon September 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIn typical English fashion, the "But the joke's on you, you never read the song They all think they know but they all got it wrong" also probably has double meaning to also reflect on his experience living in another country as well as possibly other things. If you live in multiple places, then you can a different perspective on things than those who are still living in your old place.
    xpressmailon September 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCan anyone say "irony"
    xpressmailon September 26, 2009   Link

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