Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

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Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English rock singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. more »

Captain Fantastic, raised and regimented, hardly a hero
Just someone his mother might know
Very clearly a case for Corn Flakes and classics 
"Two teas both with sugar please"
In the back of an alley 

 While little dirt cowboys turned brown in their saddles
 Sweet chocolate biscuits and red rosy apples in summer 
For it's hay make and "Hey mom, do the papers say anything good
Are there chances in life for little dirt cowboys  Should I make my way out of my home in the woods"

 Brown Dirt Cowboy, still green and growing 
City slick Captain
 Fantastic the feedback 
The honey, the hive could be holding 
For there's weak winged young sparrows that starve in the winter  Broken young children on the wheels of the winners 
And the sixty-eight summer festival wallflowers are thinning 

For cheap easy meals, hardly a home on the range 
Too hot for the band with a desperate desire for change 
We've thrown in the towel too many times 
Out for the count and when we're down
 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy 
From the end of the world to your town

And all this talk of Jesus coming back to see us
Mmm mmm couldn't fool us
For we were spinning out our lines walking on the wire
Hand in hand went music and the rhyme 
The Captain and the Kid stepping in the ring
From here on sonny sonny sonny, it's a long and lonely climb

For cheap easy meals, hardly a home on the range 
Too hot for the band with a desperate desire for change 
We've thrown in the towel too many times 
Out for the count and when we're down
 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy 
From the end of the world to your town

We've thrown in the towel too many times 
Out for the count and when we're down
 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy 
From the end of the world to your town

Written by: BERNIE TAUPIN, ELTON JOHN

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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