Elton John - "Simple Life" lyrics

There's a breakdown on the runway And the timeless flights are gone I'm a year ahead of myself these days And I'm locomotive strong My city spread like cannon fire In a yellow nervous state I can't cut the ties that bind me 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 I won't break and I won't bend And with the last breath we ever take We're gonna get back to the simple life again

When we break out of this blindfold 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 On a shallow cruel rock If we could walk proud after midnight We'd never have to stop