Cast a pebble on the water
Watch the ripples gently spreading
Tiny daughter of the camargue
We were meant to be together
We were made for one another
In a time it takes to grow up
If only we were old enough
Then they might leave us both alone

So take my hand in your hand
Say "it's great to be alive"
No one's going to find us
No matter how they try
No ones going to find us
It's wonderful, so wild beneath the sky

Sleeping in the open
See the shadows softly moving
Take a train towards the southlands
Our time was never better
We shall pass such sights of splendour
On the door of a new life
It had to happen soon I guess
Whether it is wrong or it is right

So take my hand in your hand
Say, "It's great to be alive"
No one's going to find us
No matter how they try
No one's going to find us
It's wonderful, so wild beneath the sky

We learned to be so graceful
Watchin gwild horses running
And from those agile angels
We knew the tide was turning
For we watched as on the skyway
The herons circled slowly
While we mere mortals watched them fly
Our sleepless eyes grew heavy

So take my hand in your hand
Say, "It's great to be alive"
No one's going to find us
No matter how they try
No one's going to find us
It's wonderful, so wild beneath the sky

So take my hand in your hand
Say, "It's great to be alive"
No one's going to find us
No matter how they try
No one's going to find us
It's wonderful, so wild beneath the sky


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    General CommentAnybody that likes Elton,s earlier stuff(or later for that matter)that has,nt already heard this needs to check this out immediately!For years I only had this on a really naff second hand vinyl record-you know,scratches,hiss, that kind of thing but it was still worth all the while playing because of it,s beautiful melody,orchestration and gorgeous lost-age-of-innocence scene painting words.Strangely,(and i don,t wish to get too maudlin)viewing the lyrics now as a 50 year old,almost 40 years later it seems to speak of an age and a time that has LONG gone. But then i suppose it has! Sighhh.
    harmoneeon July 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI had every Elton John album growing up...except for the soundtrack from "Friends". The song "Friends" had a lot of airplay and I had that single. I saw the movie for the first time in 1979 and fell in love with "Michelle's Song". This along with "Honey Roll" and "Can I Put You On" was like getting the missing pieces to Classic early Elton John music (which is the best IMHO - by far). His early stuff still stands up today.
    jarvkarvon February 26, 2013   Link

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