ELTON JOHN : LOOK MA, NO HANDS [SONGS FROM THE WEST COAST, 2001]

Όπως πολλοί άλλοι, έχω μια αδυναμία στα άλμπουμ που ο Elton John κυκλοφόρησε στα ’70s. Ως εκ τούτου, το Songs From The West Coast [2001], μια επιστροφή του καλλιτέχνη στις ρίζες του, ήταν για μένα όπως και για πολλούς άλλους, μια ευχάριστη έκπληξη.
Από το άλμπουμ μου άρεσε περισσότερο αυτό το τραγούδι.

Like many others, I am especially fond of the albums Elton John released in the ’70s. Therefore, Songs From The West Coast [2001], marking the artist’s return to his roots was for me, like for many others, a pleasant surprise.
This is my favorite song from the album.

I’ll take a rainy day
To make a champagne shower
Poach some horn and tusk
To build an ivory tower
Been to Philadelphia
The day it was closed
I walked to New Orleans
Down a Louisiana road
The skeletons they hung from the bushes and the trees
But not a skull among ’em said boo to me
In a time of wine and cheap cigars
I’m on top of the world
Top of the world Ma
Look Ma no hands
Look Ma ain’t life grand
I’m a super power, I’m a handy man
Didn’t I turn out, didn’t I turn out to be
Everything you wanted Ma
Ain’t you proud of me
It takes a silver tongue
To have the Midas touch
Not your alchemist
Making gold from rust
Been down in Roswell
When the Martians came
I sailed to Mandeville
Across Lake Pontchartrain

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3 Comments

  1. Resa October 26, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    He keeps on surprising me…. although why should I be surprised? He’s a massive talent.

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    1. Oannes October 29, 2020 at 8:18 pm

      Yeah, surprise is the word especially for this album, because by the time it came out the guy seemed lost in Disney world – not the side of EJ I like the most.

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      1. Resa November 2, 2020 at 7:57 pm

        Ahh! Well, yes, he is a bit of a Disney World!
        I know this is a tardy response, but I have 2 blogs with different log-ins.
        I was on my street art blog for Hallowe’en, now I’m back on Art Gowns.

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