"Blues Never Fade Away" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
He wasn't famous but I sure did love him
I've got his picture in a little frame
He lost his life to a big disease before it even had a name
But there's so many more and I've lost count
The how's and whys aren't important now
All that matters is they came around
And brightened up our lives

She was twenty one with her life ahead
You don't need to know her name
She breathed her last on the cold stone floor of a Hollywood arcade
But fate's right hand isn't always just
Puts a lot of pressure on your faith and trust
She was just a little girl ain't that enough
To rage against the day

[Chorus:]
And how did we get so lucky?
Targets on the rifle range
Who makes the call and who gets to choose?
Who gets to win and who gets to lose?
It's like a rolling dice in the belly of the blues
And blues never fade away
Hey hey hey the colors run when the rain falls
But blues never fade away

He shone so bright with a lust for life
Like the Sun King that he was
His passions hung upon his walls and were printed onto cloth
And for reasons I never understood
About the choices made between the bad and good
I've tried to figure out but
The pain never goes away

[Chorus]

And there's marble markers and little white crosses
Along the beaten path
And I've spread their ashes on the wind
And I miss John Lennon's laugh

[Chorus]

And how did we get so lucky?
Targets on the rifle range
Who makes the call and who gets to choose?
Who gets to win and who gets to lose?

It's like a rolling dice in the belly of the blues
And blues never fade away
Hey hey hey all the colors run when the rain falls
And blues never fade away


Lyrics submitted by Matthew M.

"Blues Never Fade Away" as written by Elton John Bernie Taupin

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    General CommentQuote from Elton John song meaning:

    the first two verses are about non-famous "anonymous" people, perhaps intimate friends of Elton and Bernie... and the latter part of the song is reserved for the more famous ones. I think it's quite effective as opposed to listing just the obvious famous friends that died. Ryan White was quite known at the time of his death, was he not?

    I like it that it includes not only people died of AIDS but all sorts of friends fallen by the wayside. The woman dead on the floor of a Hollywood arcade definitely does not sound like she died of a sickness.

    Beautiful song - surprised that there is no comment
    constantlamon November 23, 2016   Link

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