"Curtains" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
I used to know this old scarecrow
He was my song
My joy and sorrow
Cast alone between the furrows
Of a field no longer sown by anyone
I held a dandelion
That said the time had come
To leave upon the wind
Not to return
When summer burned the earth again

Oh
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Cultivate the freshest flower
This garden ever grew
Beneath these branches
I once wrote
Such childish words for you
But that's okay
There's treasure children always seek to find
And just like us
You must have had
A once-a-upon-a-time

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"Curtains" as written by Elton John Bernie Taupin

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    General Comment I feel certain that the first two verses are references to 2 of elton and bernies very earliest collaborations,"scarecrow" and "a dandelion dies in the wind".The third verse,though i can,t be absolutely certain,is a reference to another earlier effort entitled "flowers will never die" - which if my memory serves me correctly totally embarrassed elton when he discovered that someone in the dick james camp belatedly entered it for the tokyo song festival in the mid 70,s.BENEATH THESE BRANCHES etc.is a straight evocation of where at frome court (according to elton,s mum) bernie did most of his writing in those days.Rabid Eltonophiles may wish to cross reference (You Tube) the first few bars of curtains and scarecrow to see where i am coming from.
    harmoneeon July 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI came across this song after listening to a cover of it by Alice in Chains. Great Lyrics. Just seems to be about someone remembering being young.
    killervon May 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentReminds me of believing in a fairytale... A once upon a time of personal variety... a wish or dream... beautiful song.
    Ahourstoryon September 24, 2014   Link

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