"Harmony" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
Hello, baby hello
Haven't seen your face for a while
Have you quit doing time for me
Or are you still the same spoiled child

Hello, I said hello
Is this the only place you thought to go
Am I the only man you ever had
Or am I just the last surviving friend that you know

Harmony and me
We're pretty good company
Looking for an island
In our boat upon the sea
Harmony, gee I really love you
And I want to love you forever
And dream of the never, never, never leaving harmony

Hello, baby hello
Open up your heart and let your feelings flow
You're not unlucky knowing me
Keeping the speed real slow
In any case I set my own pace
By stealing the show, say hello, hello


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"Harmony" as written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin

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    General CommentThe quest for harmony in the collaboration of songwriting between Elton John and Bernie Taupin - in the form of Harmony being a fickle female who can't be counted on for her consistency. Noting that she is "not unlucky knowing me, keeping the speed real slow...stealing the show". They both win when they collaborate.
    lilloon July 18, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationAlright I will take a stab at it:

    Elton said: "Blocked? Wondering where this is all leading? Not always happy with your role???! Well, here is what I recommend, write a song from MY POINT OF VIEW!! I don't know the future. I want fame much worse than YOU do! I can't wait, I am more impatient, and I don't always know how to do it, what if you are the only writer I knew? Why am I the only singer you know???" Or something like that, you get the idea.

    So Bernie wrote a song from Elton's POV, calling Bernie up and wondering if the writing is going to stop. Lost sometimes. Lonely sometimes. But always with the harmony, always with the music. Apparently Bernie may have asked Elton at some point "do you need me like I need you?"

    And this was the result. What wonderful collaborators.

    All in my humble opinion.
    txnuke1201on February 15, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDon't know, am asking?
    catherinew8537on April 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere is a thought. Elton is facing an ex lover who left him brokenhearted. Elton dreamt of a paradise with that person (never never land?) but it went down the toilet and it turned out that the lover was just a spoiled child not ready for serious commitments (based on the other sarcastic elements in the lyrics). Still, he seems to have second thoughts (and love remaining) now that the person returns to see him, provided the person is ready to open up his/her heart and take a slow start at finding each other once more. Anyway, good "harmonies" throughout the song.
    A lonesome Hoboon July 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song everything about it is great any way I would agree with the comment above mine.
    kfe2on January 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a beautiful song
    alfiebabyon May 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a slightly dumb question....but is Harmony the girl's name or harmony as in...peace?
    crluvalotbearon November 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe seems so sarcastic during the verses, but in the chorus, the music soars up, and the boy reveals that his bitterness is only a front--

    this is a naive sensitive boy, and he's unfortunately in love with a girl who uses him. he knows this, yet there remains this delusion that they could exist forever in love.

    at the same time he doesn't want to seem vulnerable and at this girl's mercy, and he knows he's a sad pathetic fuck.
    andheron October 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I don't dance to this song like that. Just kiddin! Call me :).
    esmareldaon February 14, 2009   Link

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