"The Greatest Discovery" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
Peering out of tiny eyes
The grubby hands that gripped the rail
Wiped the window clean of frost
As the morning air laid on the latch

A whistle awakened someone there
Next door to the nursery just down the hall
A strange new sound you never heard before
A strange new sound that makes boys explore

Tread neat so small those little feet
Amid the morning his small heart beats
So much excitement yesterday
That must be rewarded must be displayed

Large hands lift him through the air
Excited eyes contain him there
The eyes of those he loves and knows
But what's this extra bed just here

His puzzled head tipped to one side
Amazement swims in those bright green eyes
Glancing down upon this thing
That make strange sounds, strange sounds that sing

In those silent happy seconds
That surround the sound of this event
A parent smile is made in moments
They have made for you a friend

And all you ever learned from them
Until you grew much older
Did not compare with when they said
This is your brand new brother
This is your brand new brother
This is your brand new brother


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"The Greatest Discovery" as written by Elton John Bernie Taupin

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    General CommentCan;t believe nobody comment this song yet... I guess this is one of the most beautiful lyrics written by Bernie, just like the music is one of Elton's.
    HenkHon February 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree. The song is very poignant both lyrically and musically. Having a 6 and a 2 year old, this takes me back to how excited my oldest was when her little sister was born.

    I think that some of Elton's (and Bernie's)best songs are not the Top 40 hits that everyone knows. At least artistically... Try listening to some other songs from this album that no one comments on like "First Episode At Hienton" and "Sixty Years On".
    byteskaton May 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song musically and lyrically. Such a weird concept to tell the story seen in eyes of 4 or 5 year-old child!
    Voodemaron August 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my favorites of any artist---musically and lyrically a song can't get any better than this... near perfection!!
    ziggyzig40on June 04, 2011   Link

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