"Sixty Years On" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
Who'll walk me down to church when I'm sixty years of age
When the ragged dog they gave me has been ten years in the grave
And senorita play guitar, play it just for you
My rosary has broken and my beads have all slipped through

You've hung up your great coat and you've laid down your gun
You know the war you fought in wasn't too much fun
And the future you're giving me holds nothing for a gun
I've no wish to be living sixty years on

Yes I'll sit with you and talk let your eyes relive again
I know my vintage prayers would be very much the same
And Magdelena plays the organ, plays it just for you
Your choral lamp that burns so low when you are passing through

And the future you're giving me holds nothing for a gun
I've no wish to be living sixty years on


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"Sixty Years On" as written by Elton John Bernie Taupin

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    General CommentFor me, Elton and Bernie are so successful because they paint visually with both the lyrics and music. One powerful example:


    “Yes i’ll sit with you and talk, and let your eyes relive again.”

    A foreshadowing of what will certainly be us one day - in our older years, perhaps visiting with a dear friend from our youth, and looking back on life. The concept of letting your eyes “relive again” infers sifting through memories until arriving at a place where our minds can zoom in and focus clearly on a given time earlier in life. Someday, It may be hard to do. This song frames it quite well, like none i’ve Ever heard. I often quote the lyrics to my 16 year old son, and share with him that this will be his Dad one day. But I hope to live way past 60.
    Keithstevenson October 04, 2018   Link

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