I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues

Album: Too Low For Zero (1983)
Charted: 5 4
  • Don't wish it away
    Don't look at it like it's forever
    Between you and me I could honestly say
    That things can only get better

    And while I'm away
    Dust out the demons inside
    And it won't be long before you and me run
    To the place in our hearts where we hide

    And I guess that's why they call it the blues
    Time on my hands could be time spent with you
    Laughing like children, living like lovers
    Rolling like thunder under the covers
    And I guess that's why they call it the blues

    Just stare into space
    Picture my face in your hands
    Live for each second without hesitation
    And never forget I'm your man

    Wait on me girl
    Cry in the night if it helps
    But more than ever I simply love you
    More than I love life itself

    And I guess that's why they call it the blues
    Time on my hands could be time spent with you
    Laughing like children, living like lovers
    Rolling like thunder under the covers
    And I guess that's why they call it the blues

    Wait on me girl
    Cry in the night if it helps
    But more than ever I simply love you
    More than I love life itself

    And I guess that's why they call it the blues
    Time on my hands could be time spent with you
    Laughing like children, living like lovers
    Rolling like thunder under the covers
    And I guess that's why they call it the blues

    And I guess that's why they call it the blues
    And I guess that's why they call it the blues Writer/s: BERNIE TAUPIN, DAVEY JOHNSTONE, ELTON JOHN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Onercflyer from St. Louis, MoOddly enough, this song came out just as I was heading to Korea for a year without my wife and 4 month old daughter. Talk about two people who cried and cried. Then, if I remember right, the video was even of a service man leaving. I came back to my beautiful wife and my little girl who didn't know me. So, when my wife and I hear or play this song, it still brings tears to our eyes and has a very special place in our hearts and that was 29 years ago.
  • Nomy from Chicago, IlI loved this song from the first time I heard it,but it took 27 years for it to apply directly to my life...sigh
  • Jeff from Boston, MaThis is my favorite period of Elton John's body of work - after he stopped trying to be Andy Warhol, but before he and Phil Collins allowed their talent for pop music to degenerate into a cloying pile of unlistenable Disney-approved pablum.
  • George from Calumet City, IlThis song is just so good. One of my all-time favorites from Elton.
  • Naomi from Philadelphia, PaI love this song! I've loved it since i was a child.....when I really listened to the lyrics, i just cried, especially when Elton says, 'Wait on me girl/ Cry in the night if it helps / But more than ever I simply love you / More than I love life itself' i cried my freakin' eyes out....lol I LOVE YOU ELTON!!!!!!
  • Shawn from Green Bay, WiMaybe my favorite Elton John song, which makes it one of my favorite songs of all time. Like most great love songs, it is simple and beautiful at the same time. I really feel the second verse is one of the greatest written verses in music history. I can't imagine a verse summing up love any better than that one.
  • Mchael from Winston-salem, NcThis along with 'Sad Songs Say So Much' are classic Elton songs from the 80's. His two disc greatest hits CD set is a must for any true music fan.
  • J from Pittsburgh, PaI went to the Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame on 08/12/08. On my way there, I heard this song on the radio. I waited to hear the name of the song, and was pleasantly surprised to find it was an Elton song. I like a lot of his songs
    (including (1) Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding; (2) Levon; (3) Bennie and the Jets; (4) Candle In The Wind; (5) Crorodile Rock; (6)Daniel; (7) Don't Go Breaking My Heart (which I also heard earlier that morning); (8) Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me; (9) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road; (10) Philadelphia Freedom; (11) Rocket Man (which was playing outside the Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame), (12) Someone Saved My Life Tonight; and(13) Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word).

    This song was stuck in my head, CONSTANTLY RINGING, for about a month. It was the first time I had ever heard it, but it stuck to me like glue.

    This is in my music hall of fame, and right behind it are Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding, Levon, and Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me.
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