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Elton John Captain Fantastic Lyrics

Last updated: 11/04/2009 10:00:00 AM

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the album Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy

Captain Fantastic raised and regimented, hardly a hero
Just someone his mother might know
Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics
"Two teas both with sugar please"
In the back of an alley

While little Dirt Cowboys turned brown in their saddles
Sweet chocolate biscuits and red rosy apples in summer
For it's hay make and "Hey mom, do the papers say anything good.
Are there chances in life for little Dirt Cowboys
Should I make my way out of my home in the woods"

Brown Dirt Cowboy, still green and growing
City slick Captain
Fantastic the feedback
The honey the hive could be holding
For there's weak winged young sparrows that starve in the winter
Broken young children on the wheels of the winners
And the sixty-eight summer festival wallflowers are thinning

For cheap easy meals and hardly a home on the range
Too hot for the band with a desperate desire for change
We've thrown in the towel too many times
Out for the count and when we're down
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
From the end of the world to your town

And all this talk of Jesus coming back to see us
Couldn't fool us
For we were spinning out our lines walking on the wire
Hand in hand went music and the rhyme
The Captain and the Kid stepping in the ring
From here on sonny sonny sonny, it's a long and lonely climb

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Elton John is NOT the original Captain Fantastic I am. ! | Reviewer: REALCAPTAINFANTASTIC | 11/3/09

I created Captain Fantastic and the Wonerboys in Australia in 1973. IT is inconceivable that someone who was already famous and wealthy would even think of using another talents name. but that is exactly what happened. WE were using this name since early 1973, EJ's CF & the brown dirt cowboy was released in 75 as was the piball machine. This was a direct violation of copyright and intellectual property protection and as the real Captain Fantastic seen by milliomns Worldwide and loved by kids everywhere I fully intend to expose these facts. ! We are still performing Worldwide as Captain Fantatsic, live and on radio and television. !

Captain Fantastic,
Beverly HIlls.

The REAL Captain Fantastic.....a Superhero family. ! | Reviewer: Captain fantastic | 7/26/09

Captain Fantastic and the Wonderboys was and still is a family comic, live and tv act first launched in Australia in the early seventies. Whoever used the name thereafter violated the copyright of the rightful owners, the fact that it has never reached legal litigation doesn't validate the wrongful use of the name.

My beginning fascination with Elton John | Reviewer: mrsbasemore | 5/1/09

This is the first album of many, including cd's, that I have purchased of Elton's music. He is truly an artist that has kept me interested through the different phases of his career. His songs touch my soul at times.

Captain and the Kid | Reviewer: Matthew Storey | 9/1/07

For a kid from Texas parents growing up in Manhattan in the '70s this song about Elton and Bernie different worlds found PERFECT expression in my soul.

My favorite song. It captures what it was to be a boy, a dreamer and to wonder....