Where To Now St. Peter?

Album: Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
  • I took myself a blue canoe
    And I floated like a leaf
    Dazzling, dancing
    Half enchanted
    In my Merlin sleep

    Crazy was the feeling
    Restless were my eyes
    Insane they took the paddles
    My arms they paralysed

    So where to now St. Peter
    If it's true I'm in your hands
    I may not be a Christian
    But I've done all one man can
    I understand I'm on the road
    Where all that was is gone
    So where to now St. Peter
    Show me which road I'm on

    Which road I'm on
    It took a sweet young foreign gun
    This lazy life is short
    Something for nothing always ending
    With a bad report

    Dirty was the daybreak
    Sudden was the change
    In such a silent place as this
    Beyond the rifle range

    So where to now St. Peter
    If it's true I'm in your hands
    I may not be a Christian
    But I've done all one man can
    I understand I'm on the road
    Where all that was is gone
    So where to now St. Peter
    Show me which road I'm on
    Which road I'm on

    I took myself a blue canoe Writer/s: BERNIE TAUPIN, ELTON JOHN
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Kevin from Torrance, CaIt's too bad that the only songs that mean much of anything are 40 something years old, at a time when as Robert Plant put it, "the music industry had a conscience". There are still a few gems around that show up once in a while, but the pickings are extremely slim. Unless someone can steer me in the direction of anything new going on with much substance?

    Please?

    Anybody?
  • Angela from San Diego, CaNooo! Gotta add the best words, from verse two: Dirty was the day break/ Sudden was the change / in such a silent place as this / beyond the rifle range !!! It's the Merlin reference that caused Lyron to latch onto this song for me to learn for Integr8d Soul Rocket, Man.
  • Angela from San Diego, CaThe bootlegs of the Elton John band playing this around '82 are well worth hearing; Davey Johnstone fires up some blistering guitar licks in a mostly-instrumental reprise of verse two. Caleb Quaye's still Elton's guitarist on Tumbleweed, though. Definitely one of my favorites!
  • Kevin from Reading , PaThe song has a really cool backward guitar sound on it. One of several standout album tracks on "Tumbleweed."
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