Elton John - "Simple Life Elton John Bernie Taupin" lyrics

There's a breakdown on the runway
And I'm locomotive strong
And the timeless flights are gone
In a yellow nervous state
I'm a year ahead of myself these days
I can't cut the ties that bind me
My city spread like cannon fire
To horoscopes and fate

And I won't break and I won't bend
But someday soon we'll sail away
To innocence and the bitter end
And with the last breath we ever take
And I won't break and I won't bend

When we break out of this blindfold
We're gonna get back to the simple life again
I'm gonna take you from this place
Until we're free from this ball and chain
I'm still hard behind the eight
My city beats like hammered steel
If we could walk proud after midnight
We'd never have to stop
On a shallow cruel rock
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