Watching The Planes Go By

Album: not released on an album (1968)

Songfacts®:

  • Like "Regimental Sergeant Zippo," this is an early Elton John/Bernie Taupin collaboration. According to Susan Black's Elton John in His Own Words, this and a few others were made into an album on a 2-track machine by Caleb Quaye, but most were never released. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander - London, England

Comments: 1

  • Van Jealous from UsaFrom a grainy reproduction of this song from a poor conditioned acetate.
    The lyrics I could make out so far are:


    WATCHING THE PLANES GO BY (E. John/B Taupin):
    ================================
    Look up in the sky,
    There's a speck(?) that's flying by.
    I Look up, and I don't know why,
    Seems that I spend most of my time,
    Watching The Planes Go By.

    The windows open and the curtains blow,
    Around my room where the lights are low.
    I've been in Bournemouth(?) and watched the stars,
    Wondering just how far away you are from me.

    I've been out of here. You're somewhere.
    Somewhere out there too far from me.
    And I want it to be, like it was,
    when the summer was here.
    Instead of just sitting here,
    Watching the planes go by.


    IMHO The demo for this is the best arranged, produced and performed of
    ALL of Elton's 67-69 Dick James Demos.
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