"Writing" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
Is there anything left
Maybe steak and eggs
Waking up to washing up
Making up your bed
Lazy days, my razor blade
Could use a better edge

It's enough to make you laugh
Relax in a nice cool bath
Inspiration for navigation
Of our new found craft
I know you and you know me
It's always half and half

And we were oh oh, so you know
Not the kind to dawdle
Will the things we wrote today
Sound as good tomorrow
We will still be writing
In approaching years
Stifling yawns on Sundays
As the weekends disappear

We could stretch our legs if we'd half a mind
But don't disturb us if you hear us trying
To instigate the structure of another line or two
'Cause writing's lighting up
And I like life enough, to see it through

And we were oh oh, so you know
Not the kind to dawdle
Will the things we wrote today
Sound as good tomorrow
We will still be writing
In approaching years
Stifling yawns on Sundays
As the weekends disappear

We could stretch our legs if we'd half a mind
But don't disturb us if you hear us trying
To instigate the structure of another line or two
'Cause writing's lighting up
And I like life enough, to see it through
'Cause writing's lighting up
And I like life enough, to see it through


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"Writing" as written by Elton John Bernie Taupin

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    General CommentI'm really pondering over the line "We could stretch our legs if we'd half a mind". Does anyone have an idea to share about it?
    rumion February 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDear rumi,To stretch one,e legs is an english colloquialism for- going for a walk!Hope this clears the matter up for you.There are quite a few references in the song(shaving,washing-up,cooking) to the day-to-day routine things we might do in life and this is just another.Writing obviously came as a blessed relief to all of that.Great song!
    harmoneeon July 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOh! Sorry,but "Half a mind " just means - spare it a second thought.
    harmoneeon July 31, 2009   Link

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