The Diving Board

Album: The Diving Board (2013)
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  • The beautifully mournful title track of Elton John's 31st studio album refers to the price of fame. He explained to The Mail On Sunday: "It's about Lindsay Lohan, Justin (Bieber), all these kids who are out there now not knowing what the hell is going on."

    "I hate to think of Lindsay," he continued, "because she had a talent, she was a great actress, and then it became all about the madness, the parties and everyone forgets about what put them there in the first place; they get lost in the idea that they are famous for who they are, not what they are."

    "I feel sorry for these kids," concluded Elton. "I was 23 when I got famous. And I made every mistake in the book. But whatever was going on, the drinking, the drugs, whatever, I was still making music, I kept making music and I never stopped."

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