Elton John - "Emerald" lyrics

Oh Emerald I feel numb and dumb I didn't mean to act this way And oh so overcome by the things we say Oh Emerald Swimming hard against the waves I am not your little boy Times are tough enough for us to be so rough And I don't mean to punish you I don't mean to act so cruel I just want to be true I don't want to be a slave to you Must this be the life we choose Oh Emerald If you could only see the view from my eyes But you look the other way Then you'd know how far I've gone for you But you don't mean to act so cruel And I don't mean to punish you I don't want to be a slave to you I just want to be true Must this be the life we choose We don't mean to act so cruel And I don't mean to punish you Must this be the life we choose I don't want to be a slave to you I just want to be true