"Ego" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
Take a look at me now
And take a taste of the money
I'm not in it for the bread
I'm in it for the gravy honey

Step on the thin ice lightly
And check out the show twice nightly
Oh cause I'm, I'm on the stage tonight
And if the price is right

I'll, I will amaze before the light
I crave the light mmm blinding white
I need the light tonight

Take a look at me now
And take a look at my billing
I'm not in it as an extra
I'm in it for the killing

Inflate my ego gently
Tell them heaven sent me
Oh 'cause I'm, I'm so expressive
And I'm so obsessed

With my ego, my ego
And it's message oo inform the press
Invite the guests I need the press tonight

Do you remember acting out your youth
A romeo resplendent on an orange case
Do you remember how I would recite
And how I'd blow my lines

And hide my face
Well maybe it was childish, foolish
Before schoolish, immaturish, lose your coolish
Well I had to grow and prove my ego

Take a look at me now
And take a taste of the money
I'm not in it for the bread
I'm in it for the gravy honey

Inflate my ego gently
Go tell them heaven sent me
Oh cause I'm, I'm so expressive
And I'm so obsessed

With my ego, my ego
And it's message oo inform the press
invite the guests I need the press tonight

Do you remember how I would recite
And how I'd blow my lines
And hide my face
Well maybe it was childish, foolish
Before schoolish, immaturish, lose your coolish
Well I had to grow and prove my ego


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"Ego" as written by Elton John Bernie Taupin

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  • +1
    General CommentElton has said that this was really about the 'ugly' side of rock n' roll and how people can become obsessed with fame, glory and ego. It was made to point out the ugly side of those that the two (EJ & BT) had met but turned out to be more autobiographical than expected.

    It never really made it though, sadly.
    auburnstaron July 07, 2013   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThis song was first released when Elton had just come out as a bisexual. As for the meaning, the lyrics and music video seem to suggest that it's about a boy playing Romeo in a school production of Romeo and Juliet but he ruins the play on one night cuz he refused to kiss the girl playing Juliet anymore cuz he recently discovered he was gay.
    Eltonfanon May 12, 2009   Link

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