Elton John - "The Scaffold Elton John Bernie Taupin" lyrics

In Orient where wise I was
To please the way I live
Come give the beggar chance at hand
His life is on his lip
Where Eldorado holds the key

No keeper holds my hand

Three score a thousand times
Where once in Amazon
Unchain the gate of solitude
The ruler says you run
Your chance to jump the gun
Run hard unto the scaffold high

Oh how high the scaffold grows
In black lace curtains brought you near
The plant life of your widow

From out the plate glass window
The Minotaur with bloody hands
Is enraged by the sun
Caged he by the corpses
Brought forth by the dawn

In Orient is as I told
For open crypts to silence
Nylon knots to sway by prayer
The buckshee hangman swears

In Orient where wise I was
To please the way I live
Come give the beggar chance at hand
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