Saturday, December 15, 2007

"He said I want to grow up
And look like Robert Mitchum
And I hope that when I'm gone
There'll be some say that I miss him.
He must have been romantic
He must have sensed adventure
And I feel the steel of his strong will
In the frame around his picture.
And then one more arrow flying through the air
One more arrow landing in a shady spot somewhere
Where the days and nights blend into one
And he can always feel the sun
Through the soft brown earth that holds him
Forever always young.
He could have been a boxer
But the fight game seemed so dirty.
We argued once; he knocked me down
And he cried when he thought he'd hurt me.
Strictly from the old school
He was quiet about his pain
And if one in ten could be that brave
I would never hate again.
And he's one more arrow flying through the air
one more arrow lying in a shady spot somewhere
where the days and nights blend into one
and he can always feel the sun
through the soft brown earth that holds him
forever always young.
One more arrow
One more arrow
One more arrow
Forever always young."
-- Bernie Taupin
© 1983 Big Pig Music Limited

2 comments:

Cheekies said...

You know who died yesterday?

Cerpts said...

A lot of people.