"Empty Sky" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
I'm not a rat to be spat on locked up in this room
Those bars that look towards the sun at night look towards the moon
Everyday the swallows play in the clouds of love
Make me wish that I had wings take me high above

And I looked high and saw the empty sky
If I could only, I could only fly
I'd drift with them in endless space
But no man flies from this place

At night I lay upon my bench and stare towards the stars
The cold night air comes creeping in and home seems oh so far
If only I could swing upon those twinkling dots above
I'd look down from the heavens upon the ones I love

Hey the lucky locket hangs around your precious neck
Some luck I ever got with you and I wouldn't like to bet
That sooner or later you'll own just one half of this land
By shining your eyes on the wealth of every man

And I looked high and saw the empty sky
If I could only, I could only fly
I'd drift with them in endless space
But no man flies from this place

Just send up my love ain't seen nothing but tears
Now I've got myself in this room for years
I don't see no one, I never see anyone


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"Empty Sky" as written by Elton John Bernie Taupin

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    General CommentWhat I get from this great song is the feelings of longing, loneliness, bitterness and despair that haunt the heart of someone imprisoned. They look through the bars of their jail cell at swallows playing in the sky and long to fly free like them. Of course we are all in some sort of jail cell, metaphorically speaking. Unless we're not.
    zorbheadon October 18, 2014   Link

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