Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Bennie and the Jets

For about thirty years, I have been singing along with Elton John and loving "Bennie and the Jets."

If you are like me, you can't understand half the damn words to the song. I mumble and fake it through as much as possible and then go "B-B-Benny and the Jets" in my best Elton John high voice.

Of course, you can make up words, too. I have gone with "She's got a gitchy goose, a mow ha seuss, you know I read it in a magazine." What that means, I have no friggin' idea!

Well, if you have ever gotten to the point where you just had to know the actual lyrics, you probably perused them on the internet as I just did and thought, "I understood the words better before I knew what they were!"

Here they are:

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin

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

Say, Candy and Ronnie, have you seen them yet
But they're so spaced out, Bennie and the Jets
Oh but they're weird and they're wonderful
Oh Bennie she's really keen
She's got electric boots a mohair suit
You know I read it in a magazine
Bennie and the Jets

Hey kids, plug into the faithless
Maybe they're blinded
But Bennie makes them ageless
We shall survive, let us take ourselves along
Where we fight our parents out in the streets
To find who's right and who's wrong

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