Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy

Album: Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
  • Captain Fantastic, raised and regimented, hardly a hero
    Just someone his mother might know
    Very clearly a case for Corn Flakes and classics
    "Two teas both with sugar please"
    In the back of an alley

    While little dirt cowboys turned brown in their saddles
    Sweet chocolate biscuits and red rosy apples in summer
    For it's hay make and "Hey mom, do the papers say anything good
    Are there chances in life for little dirt cowboys
    Should I make my way out of my home in the woods"

    Brown Dirt Cowboy, still green and growing
    City slick Captain
    Fantastic the feedback
    The honey, the hive could be holding
    For there's weak winged young sparrows that starve in the winter
    Broken young children on the wheels of the winners
    And the sixty-eight summer festival wallflowers are thinning

    For cheap easy meals, hardly a home on the range
    Too hot for the band with a desperate desire for change
    We've thrown in the towel too many times
    Out for the count and when we're down
    Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
    From the end of the world to your town

    And all this talk of Jesus coming back to see us
    Mmm mmm couldn't fool us
    For we were spinning out our lines walking on the wire
    Hand in hand went music and the rhyme
    The Captain and the Kid stepping in the ring
    From here on sonny sonny sonny, it's a long and lonely climb

    For cheap easy meals, hardly a home on the range
    Too hot for the band with a desperate desire for change
    We've thrown in the towel too many times
    Out for the count and when we're down
    Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
    From the end of the world to your town

    We've thrown in the towel too many times
    Out for the count and when we're down
    Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
    From the end of the world to your town Writer/s: BERNIE TAUPIN, ELTON JOHN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Phil Twosheds from East Yorkshire Was Captain Fantastic a big hit in the USA
  • Mika from FinlandThis album is second after Goodbye yellow brick road. Caribou was first.
  • Bpkparksteve@aol.com from Bigpine Key Fl 33043This album was the first after Goodbye Yellow brick road and it debut at number 1.
  • Kevin from Reading , PaThis song is one of Elton's great album cuts -- songs that could have or should have been hit singles but were never put on a '45' and subsequently got a lot of FM radio play. In my home near Philadelphia, WYSP and WMMR were the cool rock stations that would play cuts like this. The song is a little unusual for Elton in that is driven primarily by an acoustic guitar, not a piano. The chorus kicks in nicely, with the usual stellar electric guitar work from his longtime sideman Davy Johnston.
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