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Your Song by Elton John

Updated on May 23, 2014

Elton John Your Song

"Your Song" was one of Elton John's early hits, and left the world without a doubt as to the superstar quality of this talented singer/songwriter.

Sir Elton John was born in Pinner, Middlesex in England on 25th March 1947. His real name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he changed it to "Elton John" in the mid 60's, in homage to Bluesology saxophonist Elton Dean and Long John Baldry.

He was a musical prodigy and started playing the piano at the age of 3. At the age of 11, he won a junior scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music and for the next five years, he travelled into central London to attend Saturday classes at the Academy, in addition to attending Pinner County Grammar School.

At 15 he had become a weekend pianist at a local pub, playing the old sing-a-long songs that used to be popular in pubs in those days, everything from Jim Reeves to the old wartime songs.

Elton played as a backing musician for a number of bands in the late 1960's, and together with Bernie Taupin he began his songwriting career.

His first album, "Elton John" was released in the Spring of 1970, but the first single "Border Song" barely made in into the US Top 100. THe second single from that album, Your Song made it into the Top 10, and from that point Elton was on his way to super-stardom.

His subsequent great hits, including Rocket Man, Levon and Honky Cat all did well in the charts, but his most famous album has to be Goodbye Yellow Brick Road which includes the hits of the same name as well as Funeral For A Friend and the most famous of all Candle In The Wind written in tribute to Marilyn Monroe.

Song Lyrics: Your Song by Elton John

Written by: Elton John, Bernie Taupin from the Album: "Elton John" - 1970

It's a little bit funny this feeling inside

I'm not one of those who can easily hide

I don't have much money but boy if I did

I'd buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no

Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show

I know it's not much but it's the best I can do

My gift is my song and this one's for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song

It may be quite simple but now that it's done

I hope you don't mind

I hope you don't mind that I put down in words

How wonderful life is while you're in the world

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss

Well a few of the verses well they've got me quite cross

But the sun's been quite kind while I wrote this song

It's for people like you that keep it turned on

So excuse me forgetting but these things I do

You see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue

Anyway the thing is what I really mean

Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen

And you can tell everybody this is your song

It may be quite simple but now that it's done

I hope you don't mind

I hope you don't mind that I put down in words

How wonderful life is while you're in the world

I hope you don't mind

I hope you don't mind that I put down in words

How wonderful life is while you're in the world

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About The Author

Tony is a freelance writer who lives on the South Coast of England with his wife Debbie.

He has worked in the IT Industry all his life, and has been writing on various sites for the last 10 years, and although you might expect that he writes about technical topics, it's anything but that.

He enjoys writing about many different topics, often writing about something that grabs him impulsively at the time. Ancient History and Humor are just two diverse topics that he has a passion for, and he also likes to write about his travel experiences and to share his love of photography.

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      7 years ago

      Your Song is one of my favorite songs by Elton John. Nice to listen to it again. He sure is young in that video. A great performer and song writer!

    • NYtoSCimjustme profile image


      7 years ago

      One of my favorite Elton John songs... Your Song brings back many good memories - Thanks!

    • traveller27 profile image


      7 years ago

      One of my favorite songs - Nice lens Tony!

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      nickirc lm 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, great lens!

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      7 years ago from East Central Florida

      You're right - YOUR SONG really let the world know that Elton John had talent. It's still a beautiful song to listen to today.

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      7 years ago

      Love this. My partner plays it on the piano. I love Yellow Brick Road too.

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      Lisa Auch 

      7 years ago from Scotland

      My daughter sings this and it makes me cry ever time!

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      7 years ago

      Wonderful song, wonderful lens. I enjoyed the vintage video of live performance. I only saw Elton John once, 1980 I think, in the Hollywood Bowl. Fabulous. Thanks for brining back some memories.

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      8 years ago

      I think this is one of the most beautiful love songs ever created (according to my tastes, it's the second, right after John Lennon's "woman"). In few words, he makes a picture of a situation and describes all the feelings he experiments. A "simple" person who would like to give the world - and more - to the person he loves. What more?

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      Richard Ark 

      8 years ago

      My Fav Elton John song is Passenger you got me listening to it now :O) brings back great memories we used to sing it at the Leeds Utd football games which is funny cos Elton owned Watford FC - Check out the video !!

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      8 years ago

      "How wonderful life is while you're in the world." That song is a gift to all of us. I loved the vintage video twice. What an amazing performer, I've always loved Elton John. We are so lucky to have him in our world!

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      8 years ago

      My favourite Elton John song! Great lens!

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      8 years ago

      Beautiful song ... I was just listening to some Elton John today. (Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.) He's still one of my favorite musicians and performers.

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      9 years ago

      HUGE HUGE Elton Fan...great song...fab lens! 5*

      I actually think my fan type obsession is more stalker based ;o)


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      10 years ago

      I remember back in the 70's, my sister, who is two years older than me, went to see Elton with our cousin and they would not stop talking about the concert.

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      10 years ago

      I love Elton John but I must admit, he has become quite pissy these days.

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      10 years ago

      I saw Elton John in concert in Las Vegas a few months ago at the beginning of my RV road-trip round some the national parks. It was quite spectacular.

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      10 years ago

      Hey, Poddys, I thought EJ's first album was "Tumbleweed Connection", which came before "Elton John" - oh my gosh, I am giving my age away here! But whatever, I love "Your Song", both by EJ and Ewan Magregor in "Moulin Rouge".

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      10 years ago

      I love this song by Elton John.

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      The Homeopath 

      10 years ago

      Beautiful song. Probably my favorite Elton John piece.

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      Springbok LM 

      10 years ago

      Anyone who writes anything about Sir Elton is a Star. Your tribute to him here is fantastic and your lens is full of quality information. Keep up the Elton Site - I'll be back. Mark

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      Sniff It Out 

      11 years ago

      This has to be my favourite Elton John song!

      Nice lens, good information and links, and you have given me some ideas to improve my lenses :)


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