Sixty Years On

Album: Elton John (1970)
  • Who'll walk me down to church when I'm sixty years of age
    When the ragged dog they gave me has been ten years in the grave
    And senorita play guitar, play it just for you
    My rosary has broken and my beads have all slipped through

    You've hung up your great coat and you've laid down your gun
    You know the war you fought in wasn't too much fun
    And the future you're giving me holds nothing for a gun
    I've no wish to be living sixty years on

    Yes I'll sit with you and talk let your eyes relive again
    I know my vintage prayers would be very much the same
    And Magdelena plays the organ, plays it just for you
    Your choral lamp that burns so low when you are passing through

    And the future you're giving me holds nothing for a gun
    I've no wish to be living sixty years onWriter/s: BERNIE TAUPIN, ELTON JOHN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Dennis from UsaThe Early Elton / Bernie songs are some of the finest songs ever written. The entire Elton John album is a masterwork of songwriting, poetry, production, orchestration, musicianship and of course singing. This song has always resonated deeply with me, the album as a whole does, but this has and remains a standout. Thank you Bernie and Elton for enriching my soul all of these almost "Sixty Years" on.
  • Eden Bebla from Palm Springs, CaWhen I Purchased the Black cover Album of Live concert in 1971 ....the sixty years on , was what I hum all the time for past 45 years, and on.
  • Adrian from Gettysburg, PaOne of the most hauntingly, beautiful songs in rock music.
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