Elton John - "Sails Elton John Bernie Taupin" lyrics

I viewed in my presence
In search of the living
My hand on my forehead
And sighting the liners
Of mad merchant seamen
Or the spices of China
Lucy walked gently
And shut out my eyes

With the width of her fingers
Between the damp barrels
Said she'd guessed the number
Of bales in the back room

While the seagulls were screaming
Lucy was eating

The way the mother had told us
Then we hauled up our colours
In a passage of cotton kegs
And together we just watched the sails
Lucy I said
I'm sure that it's warmer
Can we hold hands
Then the gulls ate the crumbs
Of Lucy's sandwich
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