Empty Sky

Album: Empty Sky (1969)
  • I'm not a rat to be spat on locked up in this room
    Those bars that look towards the sun at night look towards the moon
    Everyday the swallows play in the clouds of love
    Make me wish that I had wings take me high above

    And I looked high and saw the empty sky
    If I could only, I could only fly
    I'd drift with them in endless space
    But no man flies from this place

    At night I lay upon my bench and stare towards the stars
    The cold night air comes creeping in and home seems oh so far
    If only I could swing upon those twinkling dots above
    I'd look down from the heavens upon the ones I love

    Hey the lucky locket hangs around your precious neck
    Some luck I ever got with you and I wouldn't like to bet
    That sooner or later you'll own just one half of this land
    By shining your eyes on the wealth of every man

    And I looked high and saw the empty sky
    If I could only, I could only fly
    I'd drift with them in endless space
    But no man flies from this place

    Just send up my love ain't seen nothing but tears
    Now I've got myself in this room for years
    I don't see no one, I never see anyone Writer/s: Bernie Taupin, Elton John
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Kyle from Belleville, CanadaBruce Springsteen released a song by the same name on his 2002 album "The Rising." His song, however, is about the sights seen the day of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  • Charles from Charlotte, NcElton and Bernie mention the song by name in 1975's "We All Fall in Love Sometimes" from the autobiographical LP "Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy".
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