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Elton John: Bennie and the Jets Meaning

Song Released: 1974


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Hey kids, shake it loose together
The spotlight's hitting something
That's been known to change the weather
We'll kill the fatted calf tonight
So stick around
You're gonna hear electric music
Solid walls of sound

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Say,...

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    anonymous
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    Nov 26th, 2017 11:55am report


    I could be wrong possibly a future band.. But wasnt he into drugs pretty big and candy and ronnie.... Cocaine and heroin?..probably thought it was funny to tell magazines it was a song about a future band, he couldnt say.. Well... Drugs lol



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    anonymous
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    Jun 5th, 2017 6:36pm report


    Fighting agaisnt society..for art...group mentality...get masses to think awesome



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    anonymous
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    Oct 2nd, 2014 10:42am report


    Bennie is Benzedine.



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    rlquall
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    May 18th, 2013 5:21am report


    Yes, Bennie's the lead singer for a glam-rock band, "The Jets", as demonstrated by the fact that she has a "mohair suit" and "electric boots", or at least a magazine has so reported.

    Note the religious references: "Kill the fatted calf" is a reference to Jesus' Parable of the Prodigal Son. Nonetheless, Bennie is an invitation to "plug into the faithless," and is a source of intergenerational conflict.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 5th, 2012 8:18am report


    This song is too screwed up to interpret!! He must have been on drugs while writing this. As weird as it is, one of my favorite songs!!

    Susan from Kansas



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    anonymous
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    Apr 18th, 2011 4:02pm report


    A song Taupin wrote about a fictional glam band and how popular they were in music.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 12th, 2011 4:57pm report


    Bennie is a female rock star. The jets are her band and the singer is a big fan




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