"Original Sin" as written by Elton John and Bernard J.p. Taupin....
Oh, it's carnival night
And they're stringing the lights around you
Hanging paper angels
Painting little devils on the roof

Oh the furnace wind
Is a flickering of wings about your face
In a cloud of incense
Yea, it smells like Heaven in this place

I can't eat, can't sleep
Still I hunger for you when you look at me
That face, those eyes
All the sinful pleasures deep inside

Tell me how, you know now, the ways and means of getting in
Underneath my skin,
Oh you were always my original sin
And tell me why, I shudder inside, every time we begin
This dangerous game
Oh you were always my original sin

A dream will fly
The moment that you open up your eyes
A dream is just a riddle
Ghosts from every corner of your life

Up in the balcony
All the Romeo's are bleeding for your hand
Blowing theater kisses
Reciting lines they don't understand

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"Original Sin" as written by Bernie Taupin Bernard J.p. Taupin

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    General CommentTo me I think this song is talking about a man who were in love with some girl in the past and then htey separated as she became a star or something and she married another man but as he is still loving her so that love became a sin .
    The first 4 verses describe a party which the singer is attending and in which lights are focused upon that famous girl ( maybe her wedding).
    the 2nd 4 verses describe the heat he feels inside ( as he still loves her) which made her looks more and more beautifull in his eyes .
    the following verses is talking about him as he can't forget her sothat he can't live an ordinary life ( can't eat can't sleep ....) and ofcourse his feelings for her are sinful because she married another man and she is not his girl any more.
    in the verses that's forming the chorus he is wondering how does she still has that much effect on him although they have been apart since along time ago and he is explaining that by admitting that she was always his original forbidden love(sin).
    and now he knows that the dream of being with her will vanish soon (the dream will fly the time u open up ur eyes) and his life would be empty as ( ghosts will be at every corner in his life ) .
    at last as he is awake from his thoughts and dreams he is observing the great care that people are offering for her ( as she is a big star ) and how people are trying to win her love by saying words of love which they are not really feeling (reciting lines that they don't understand) while he is the only one who realy have faithful love for her .
    this is my openion about what this song means .
    any comments?
    lennon-mccartneyon May 30, 2004   Link

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