Tell Me When The Whistle Blows

Album: Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
  • There's a dusty old gutter, he's lying in now
    Mmm he's blind and he's old
    And there's a bottle that rolls down the road
    Me I'm young and I'm so wild
    And I still feel the need
    Of your apron strings once in a while
    For there's taxi cabs hooting
    But I can't be foot-loose forever
    My suitcase it's a cheap one
    My darling she's a dear one
    My head's feeling light as a feather

    Take my ears and tell me when the whistle blows
    Wake me up and tell me when the whistle blows
    Long lost and lonely boy
    You're just a black sheep going home
    I want to feel your wheels of steel
    Underneath my itching heels
    Take my money
    Tell me when the whistle blows

    Part of me asked the young man for the time
    With a cool vacant stare, of undue concern
    He said nine
    It's not so bad but I really do love the land
    And rather all this than those diamante lovers
    In Hyde Park holding hands
    Blowing heat through my fingers
    Trying to kill off this cold
    Will the street kids remember
    Can I still shoot a fast cue
    Has this country kid still got his soul

    Take my ears and tell me when the whistle blows
    Wake me up and tell me when the whistle blows
    Long lost and lonely boy
    You're just a black sheep going home
    I want to feel your wheels of steel
    Underneath my itching heels
    Take my money
    Tell me when the whistle blows

    Take my money
    Tell me when the whistle blows Writer/s: BERNIE TAUPIN, ELTON JOHN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • John from DelawareI got Captain Fantastic for Christmas back in 1975-I was 11 a the time. I used to listen to it nightly along with the rest of my EJ albums. I have since lost much of record collection along with this one and am hearing many of these songs from this album again for the first time in 40 some years. I completely forgot about 'Whistle'. In fact I didn't even recognize the title but it all came back to me upon hearing. It again took me back to those days when I was a shy awkward adolescent.
    -Thanks!
  • Joe from Grants Pass, OrCool funk groove!
  • Jim from Long Beach, CaThis is in my opinion one of Elton John's best songs. I loved this era of Elton John songs...
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