"Grey Seal" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
Why's it never light on my lawn
Why does it rain
And never say good-day to the new-born
On the big screen they showed us the sun
But not as bright in life as the real one
It's never quite the same as the real one

And tell me grey seal
How does it feel
To be so wise
To see through eyes
That only see what's real
Tell me grey seal

I never learned why meteors were formed
I only farmed in schools
That were so warn and torn
If anyone can cry then so can I
I read books and draw life from the eye
All my life is drawings from the eye

And tell me grey seal
How does it feel
To be so wise
To see through eyes
That only see what's real
Tell me grey seal

Your mission bells were wrought by ancient men
The roots were formed by twisted roots
Your roots were twisted then
I was re-born before all life could die
The Phoenix bird will leave this world to fly
If the Phoenix bird can fly then so can I

And tell me grey seal
How does it feel
To be so wise
To see through eyes
That only see what's real
Tell me grey seal


Lyrics submitted by toadtws, edited by loupgarous

"Grey Seal" as written by Elton John Bernie Taupin

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    General CommentBernie (writer) says:
    "I haven't a clue what I was writing about. It was just images."

    The lyrics seem to recall his poor education as a child:
    ("I never learned why meteors were formed/I only farmed in schools that were so worn and torn)

    The speaker concludes that education is obtained without schooling.

    The grey seal is representing of an animal who is an expert on the world.
    Lord Choc Iceon June 21, 2004   Link

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