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"I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" by Elton John (Too Low for Zero, 1983)

Time In: Digital Art by Shawn Michel de Montaigne





I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues

Elton John


Here's the Video





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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

Laughin' like children, livin' like lovers

Rollin' 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

Laughin' like children, livin' like lovers

Rollin' 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

Laughin' like children, livin' like lovers

Rollin' like thunder under the covers

And I guess that's why they call it the blues


(Laughin' like children, livin' like lovers)

And I guess that's why they call it the blues


And I guess that's why they call it the blues




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For my money, one of the greatest rock n' roll ballads ever written.

I'd rate my fandom for Sir Elton at a 4 or 5 (out of 10).

He's never really caught with me save for a few songs,

including this one here.

That said, I totally respect him, both as a human being

and as a tremendously talented artist.

The music video is one of the finest ever produced,

a wonder even today.

When it came out forty-odd years ago,

it set a high-bar standard that few today can reach.

Beautiful storytelling;

it's incredibly powerful and moving,

and yet almost whimsical in its pathos.

Just ... perfect.





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Digital Art: Time In by yours truly





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