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
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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?
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."
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" was written by Nick Lowe in 1974. The original version with his group Brinsley Schwarz was kind of somber, but Elvis Costello made it a classic with his 1978 uptempo take.