Elton John - "The Gods Love Nubia (Aida)" lyrics

Take me in my dreams recurring
Cheerful as a childhood dance
Into one more taste of freedom

I shall never, never understand
In the sway of somber music
One more longing backward glance
Let me slip into the sweeter
Chorus of that other land

The radiant, the fertile, the gentle and the blessed
The pain of Nubia is only of the moment
The gods love Nubia, the beautiful, the golden
The desolate, the suffering, the plundered, the oppressed
The gods love Nubia, the glorious creation

They wash into the river and are never cried again
The songs roll sweetly across the harvest plain
The tears of Nubia, a passing aberration
The gods love Nubia, we have to keep believing

The scattered and divided, we are still it's heart
The fall of Nubia, ephemeral and fleeting

The spirit always burning though the flesh is torn apart
Take me in my dreams recurring
Into one more taste of freedom
Cheerful as a childhood dance
One more longing backward glance
The gods love Nubia, the beautiful, the golden

The radiant, the fertile, the gentle and the blessed
The desolate, the suffering, the plundered, the oppressed
The pain of Nubia is only of the moment
The gods love Nubia, we have to keep believing

The scattered and divided, we are still it's heart
The fall of Nubia, ephemeral and fleeting

The spirit always burning though the flesh is torn apart
Take me in my dreams recurring
One more longing backward glanceoh my spirit will keep on burning unless it's torn apart