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Elton John: Your Song Meaning

Song Released: 1970

Covered By: Ellie Goulding

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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...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 28th 2012 report

    Well, as far as I know, the lyrics are not Elton's, they were written by Bernie Taupin (Elton wrote the music). What I heard that he said about this song is that he was 17 when he wrote it and it expresses a pure and naive love. Elton used to think that the song was about one of Taupin's girlfriends, but Taupin denied this.
    Anyway... it's the best song ever!


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Aug 9th 2006 report

    Realistic and openhearted. Not full of clichees like most love tunes. Wish there was more of these. Just an appreciation of another being existing - true love

  3. anonymous
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    May 23rd 2020 report

    Ahhhhhhh. A total classic

    (See: "Elton John" for the song meaning)

    Elton John is the original creator of this

  4. anonymous
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    Jul 7th 2018 report

    This song was about a young lady.fact.who lived in louth in lincolshire.

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 28th 2013 report

    This was originally sung by a gay man who loved another man. What this man was trying to say was that he loved this person. He would do anything for him, he even said that it wouldn't be much but it would be as much as he could do. So he had a love for this man and wanted him to know it, which then led to him making a song just for this person. It wasn't much but it was something that came from his heart.
    All it is, is that Ellie either loved this song so much or it actually meant something to her.

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 16th 2011 report

    He wrote this song for his mum... Not his boyfriend

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 7th 2011 report

    You are all completely wrong, he wrote this about how everyone when he was 17 was caught up in the materialistic lifestyle of having to fall in love. Just because he is gay does not mean he is talking about it. This is just saying that when he was in "love" with someone who we know nothing about while he was 17 was beautiful and he appreciates the beauty she had. End of story.

  8. m320753
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    Dec 14th 2009 report

    i think he is saying that he is gay. i don't know what the message is totally, but i do know it's to a male. with that out of the way , it's truly excellant song. he is an amazing piano player with a pretty good voice

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  9. halle
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    Dec 7th 2009 report

    Wow - everyone who has posted thus far is WAY off. This song is about Marilyn Monroe.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  10. Surfer_Coyote
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    Oct 12th 2007 report

    It's a love song for Bernie

  11. anonymous
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    Jun 30th 2007 report

    *fact* Elton John wrote this song for his boyfriend after they had been broken up for some time, he apologises for forgetting the small things but he remembers the feelings they gave him(excuse me forgetting, but these things I do,you see I've forgotten if they're anyway the thing that I really mean, your's are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen) green or they're. His is saying if he was sculptor he would make him a statue etc. but he is a songwriter so that is all he can give.

    It is simple and beautiful.

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