"Funeral for a Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
The roses in the window box
Have tilted to one side
Everything about this house
Was born to grow and die

Oh it doesn't seem a year ago
To this very day
You said I'm sorry honey
If I don't change the pace
I can't face another day

And love lies bleeding in my hand
Oh it kills me to think of you with another man
I was playing rock and roll and you were just a fan
But my guitar couldn't hold you
So I split the band
Love lies bleeding in my hands

I wonder if those changes
Have left a scar on you
Like all the burning hoops of fire
That you and I passed through

You're a bluebird on a telegraph line
I hope you're happy now
Well if the wind of change comes down your way girl
You'll make it back somehow

And love lies bleeding in my hand
Oh it kills me to think of you with another man
I was playing rock and roll and you were just a fan
But my guitar couldn't hold you
So I split the band
Love lies bleeding in my hands

And love lies bleeding in my hand
Oh it kills me to think of you with another man
I was playing rock and roll and you were just a fan
But my guitar couldn't hold you
So I split the band
Love lies bleeding in my hands

Love lies bleeding in my hand


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"Funeral for a Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)" as written by Elton John Bernie Taupin

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  • +1
    General CommentActually this is Love Lies Bleeding but it really doesn't matter since they should both be played together
    kfe2on January 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThey were written seperately......
    elton wrote the instrumental Funeral for a Friend, Gus Dudgeon decided that they should blend together, and guitarist Johnstone wrote a quick bridge riff that tied the two together perfectly....... it wasn't planned at all. Dudgeon laid out the synth intro in an all-nighter on a Korg mini-moog synth to lead into elton's piano.
    toolowon March 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really prefer these two songs be together.
    Major Valoron August 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a great classic! I have no idea what it means but I love it!
    Maddy999on August 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat an amazing song.....wow! Have you ever heard this song live....it is amazing! Guy Babylon...oh how we will miss him, now we at least have Kim! But Guy will never be beat....RIP
    bthree123on June 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's obviously about Elton and John Lennon's violent love affair and Lennon going back into the closet as Elton was coming out.
    uhjigalion January 31, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis is a great song from one of the best albums ever produced. I do believe that it is 'too close for comfort' to the funeral music at the beginning of Dr Zhivago. Take a listen to it and see.
    MrMacroon January 09, 2007   Link

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