Grey Seal

Album: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
  • Why's it never light on my lawn
    Why does it rain
    And never say good-day to the new-born
    On the big screen they showed us the sun
    But not as bright in life as the real one
    It's never quite the same as the real one

    And tell me grey seal
    How does it feel
    To be so wise
    To see through eyes
    That only see what's real
    Tell me grey seal

    I never learned why meteors were formed
    I only farmed in schools
    That were so warn and torn
    If anyone can cry then so can I
    I read books and draw life from the eye
    All my life is drawings from the eye

    And tell me grey seal
    How does it feel
    To be so wise
    To see through eyes
    That only see what's real
    Tell me grey seal

    Your mission bells were wrought by ancient men
    The roots were formed by twisted roots
    Your roots were twisted then
    I was re-born before all life could die
    The Phoenix bird will leave this world to fly
    If the Phoenix bird can fly then so can I

    And tell me grey seal
    How does it feel
    To be so wise
    To see through eyes
    That only see what's real
    Tell me grey seal Writer/s: BERNIE TAUPIN, ELTON JOHN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Clint from 18510I think it alludes to a dystopian future not unlike Rush's 2112 where in the character finds that he has been told lies by the priests and there is a whole beautiful world and rich past out there that he knows nothing about the character in Grey seal has been sheltered all his life and told lies by the Grey seal who ever and whatever that may be
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