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Elton John

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playIt's a little bit funny this feeling inside
playI'm not one of those who can easily hide
playI don't have much money but boy if I did
playI'd buy a big house where we both could live

playIf I was a sculptor, but then again, no
playOr a man who makes potions in a travelling show
playI know it's not much but it's the best I can do
playMy gift is my song and this one's for you

playAnd you can tell everybody this is your song
playIt may be quite simple but now that it's done
playI hope you don't mind
playI hope you don't mind that I put down in words
playHow wonderful life is while you're in the world

playI sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
playWell a few of the verses well
playthey've got me quite cross
playBut the sun's been quite kind
playwhile I wrote this song
playIt's for people like you that keep it turned on

playSo excuse me forgetting but these things I do
playYou see I've forgotten
playif they're green or they're blue
playAnyway the thing is what I really mean
playYours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen

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meaningMeaning

Taupin wrote the song's lyrics after breakfast one morning on the roof of 20 Denmark Street, London, where John worked for a music publishing firm as an office boy, hence the line "I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss".

The lyrics express the romantic thoughts of an innocent person.

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can tell

to distinguish; to see (a difference); to know or decide

  1. Can you tell the difference between them?
  2. I can’t tell one from the other

moss

A very small, green or yellow plant that grows especially in wet earth or on rocks, walls, and tree trunks:

  1. If you learn the trick that moss grows on the north side of trees, rocks and buildings then it may help you sometimes

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