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Easy As Life – Elton John

This is the moment when the gods expect me
To beg for help but I won’t even try
I want nothing in the world but myself to protect me
But I won’t lie down, roll over and die

All I have to do is to forget how much I love him
All I have to do is put my longing to one side
Tell myself that love’s an ever-changing situation
Passion would have cooled and all the magic would have died

It’s easy, it’s easy

Until I think about him as he was when I last saw him
And how he would have been were I to be with him today
Tender in his manner and my self-consolation
All I ever wanted and I’m throwing it away

It’s easy, easy as life

All I have to do is to pretend I never knew him
On those very rare occasions when he steals into my heart
Better to have lost him when the ties were barely binding
Better the contempt of the familiar cannot start

It’s easy, it’s easy

Until I think about him as he was when I last touched him
And how he would have been were I to be with him today
Those very rare occasions don’t let up, they keep on coming
All I ever wanted and I’m throwing it away

It’s easy, it’s easy as life

And then I see the faces of a worn defeated people
A father and a nation who won’t let a coward run
Is this how the gods reward the faithful through the ages
Forcing us to prove that all the hardest things we’ve done

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Are easy, so easy

And though I’ll think about him until the earth draws in around me
And though I choose to leave him for another kind of love
This is no denial, no betrayal, but redemption
Redeemed in my own eyes and in the pantheon above

It’s easy, it’s easy, it’s easy as life

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Original Sin – Elton John

Oh, it’s carnival night
And they’re stringing the lights around you
Hanging paper angels
Painting little devils on the roof

Oh the furnace wind
Is a flickering of wings about your face
In a cloud of incense
Yea, it smells like Heaven in this place

I can’t eat, can’t sleep
Still I hunger for you when you look at me
That face, those eyes
All the sinful pleasures deep inside

Tell me how, you know now, the ways and means of getting in
Underneath my skin,
Oh you were always my original sin
And tell me why, I shudder inside, every time we begin
This dangerous game
Oh you were always my original sin

A dream will fly
The moment that you open up your eyes
A dream is just a riddle
Ghosts from every corner of your life

Up in the balcony
All the Romeo’s are bleeding for your hand
Blowing theater kisses
Reciting lines they don’t understand

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Shoot Down The Moon – Elton John

Oh no I don’t want it
You can take it all
I’ll put my money where my mouth is
Put your suitcase in the hall

Oh you robbed me blind
Of what little hope remained
You put a gun to my head
A bullet through my brain

You can’t shoot down the moon
Some things never change
We can build a bridge between us
But the empty space remains

You can’t shoot down the moon
Some things never change
We can build a bridge between us
But the empty space remains

Just as long as you’re around
We live on borrowed time
I’ll put my money where my mouth is
You’re guilty at the scene of the crime

I never say more than I need
The mystery runs deep
The dangers buried below
The secrets that you keep

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Part Time Love – Elton John

Part time love is bringing me down
‘Cause I just can’t get started with you my love
Did I hear you saying that I’m too hard hearted
Wipe those stars from your eyes
And you’ll get quite a surprise
Because you’ll see everybody’s got a part time love

You’ve been seen running around
There’s not much I don’t hear of and still you try
Telling me all the things I must stay clear of
Don’t tell me what to do
When you been doing it too
Because you, me and everybody’s got a part time love

Falling, I’m falling can’t get free
Baby if you keep on stalling
Oh how can I make you see
That you, me and everybody needs a part time love

Part time love
I seem to be pulling in the wrong direction
With you my love
Whatever I do you raise the same objection
I’ve got someone at home
But she’s got a love of her own
Because you, me and everybody got a part time love

I’m waiting, I’m waiting all the time
And it’s getting so frustrating
Love well it ain’t no crime
Because you, me and everybody needs a part time love
And oh you, me and everybody’s got a part time love
And oh you, me and everybody needs a part time love
You, me, everybody got a part time love

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