In this song Elton sings about fond memories of a girl he once knew. The Tumbleweed Connection album has a prairie theme, which shows up in this song with images of cattle, cornfields and hay.
The wife of Ray Williams, who was managing Elton John and Bernie Taupin, was pregnant when they were writing this song, and Taupin suggested that Amoreena would be a delightful name for a little girl. The baby was a girl, and she was named Amoreena.
This story does not have a happy ending. Williams ended up parting ways with John and Taupin soon after Amoreena was born in a bitter dispute that involved their publisher, Dick James. In liner notes to the Tumbleweed Connection album, it says that Elton is the girl's godfather, but they never formed a relationship.
This plays in the opening scene of the 1975 Al Pacino film Dog Day Afternoon.
Suggestion credit: Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 2
The name "Amoreena" implies love, as "Amor" signifies love in many languages (note the English word "Amorous").
Alberto Borgia from Trieste,italyThe name of my mother was Amorina and i use this songs As a gift to her friends in memory
Craig from Rocknrollroy247@gmail.comUnmistakably one of my all time favorite songs and album by Elton and Bernie....Top 5
Robin from Milford, NjHats off to the most ingenius, prolific and entirely successful songwriting duo ever! Oh, and I DID name my daughter "Amoreena!"
Angela from San Diego, CaHis first manager, John Reid, had a little girl named Amoreena that most likely inspired Bernie to use this title. My band Integr8d Soul Rocket, Man plays this song: my favorite by Sir Elton!
Paul from Belfast, United KingdomWe used to have an old radiogram that had great bass sound. I always loved listening to Amoreena on it - Dee Murray was such an unrecognised talent. Love this whole album, always rated it as Elton's best.
Jay from London, OnWhat a wonderful song. I recently felt as though the song may have a deeper meaning - that "Amoreena" had possibly met a tragic end maybe in an auto accident or an accident of some kind -on listening to the lyrics " Amoreena's in the cornfield brightening the daybreak" it brought to mind how people often leave memorial markers at the roadsides where loved ones have tragically perished. I don't know it is just something that crossed my mind that I wanted to share.
Camille from Toronto, OhThis song is written and sung so well, I'm surprised a whole lot of couples didn't end up naming their baby girls "Amoreena"...it is beautiful.
Jim from Long Beach, CaWritten by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, It is amazing how two Brits can capture Americana so well..Great song from an equally great album...
Kevin from Reading , PaAgreed. This is a fine song.
Guy from Chicago, IlGreat song great album.
Lester from New York City, NyI could swear Elton is singing this love song to a cow. 'Tumbleweed Connection' is undoubtedly one of the greatest albums ever.
Bryan from Flint, MiOne of my favorites. Taupin had such a grasp of the American heartland, it's almost scary. The best Elton song that nobody knows!
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.