"Blessed" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
Hey you, you're a child in my head
You haven't walked yet
Your first words have yet to be said
But I swear you'll be blessed

I know you're still just a dream
your eyes might be green
Or the bluest that I've ever seen
Anyway you'll be blessed

And you, you'll be blessed
You'll have the best
I promise you that
I'll pick a star from the sky

Pull your name from a hat
I promise you that, promise you that, promise you that
You'll be blessed

I need you before I'm too old
To have and to hold
To walk with you and watch you grow
And know that you're blessed


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"Blessed" as written by Elton John Bernie Taupin

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    General Commentthis is my brother's song. He was born almost six months ago. See, my dad married a lady 15 years older than me and she had said to him, 'I want anothor baby' And he had said, 'I don't want to be 60 and changing diapers' So they had a baby now. My little brother Noah is really a second chance for my dad cause he was in the army when I was born and was gone for most of my life. Now, this is his chance to be a father. Everytime I hear this, tears come to my eyes. Not just for my brother being born (I was in the room when he was born) Its just that my dad wanted to say this all to me when I was born but didn't have the chance and now he has that chance to be a father to my little brother. Makes no sense, I know.
    Ritz_freakon October 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a man (or woman) thinking of the child he would like to have. He promises the child that he or she will be a blessed being in his eyes. Such a beautiful parent to child song. I once spoke with someone who said that he thought this song was about a someone talking about the lover they would like to have. Personally, I don't feel that that idea quite fits.
    Ellivison November 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI had heard Elton in an interview. When he got the lyrics from Bernie Taupin he was very happy for him. Bernie had gotten remarried and came up with this song. Bernie was an older guy (assuming in his 60s) and finally ready to have a child.
    Disaster Chickon January 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis was my song for my children...it still brings tears to my eyes when I hear this song...
    Dragonsgrrlon January 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWhen I was pregnant I sung this song every day to my unborn son. It is the sweetest parent-child song I know!
    mamaNon May 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI'm gonna have to give an alternate interpretation here. It's about a true love he wishes he had but hasn't met.

    > Hey you, you're a child in my head
    > You haven't walked yet
    > Your first words have yet to be said
    Our relationship is still just something I dream about. In a sense it's like an unborn child that hasn't had had its first steps or said its first words

    > But I swear you'll be blessed
    But I'm going to love you more than anything.

    > I know you're still just a dream
    > your eyes might be green
    > Or the bluest that I've ever seen
    > Anyway you'll be blessed
    At this point, you're just something I dream about. I don't even know what you look like yet.

    The chorus just reinforces that he's gonna love her and give her the best of whatever he can give her

    > I need you before I'm too old
    > To have and to hold
    From wedding vows obviously, but he wants to spend lots of time with her, and in order to raise children with her, he needs to be with her while he's still young enough to raise the child.

    > To walk with you and watch you grow
    > And know that you're blessed
    He wants to walk by her side and watch her grow old (as he does)
    DanSenseion November 26, 2016   Link

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