Sixty Years On Lyrics - Elton John

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Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin

Who'll walk me down to church when I'm sixty years of age
When the ragged dog they gave me has been ten years in the grave
And senorita play guitar, play it just for you
My rosary has broken and my beads have all slipped through

You've hung up your great coat and you've laid down your gun
You know the war you fought in wasn't too much fun
And the future you're giving me holds nothing for a gun
I've no wish to be living sixty years on

Yes I'll sit with you and talk let your eyes relive again
I know my vintage prayers would be very much the same
And Magdelena plays the organ, plays it just for you
Your choral lamp that burns so low when you are passing through

And the future you're giving me holds nothing for a gun
I've no wish to be living sixty years on






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Gold | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/12/13

I first heard this live in Perth W.A. In 1971 and was captivated then and for all these years since.
No need to look for hidden meanings, they are all there authentically and rich in sound and sense.
The version was John at his best piano and I loved it. I love it still. Gold.

War weary Soldier's Lament! | Reviewer: Falk Krause | 12/14/12

My readings and collections of Civil War books, relics, weapons and other memorabilia allows me to place this particular Soldier into that post Civil Civil War setting - to recall and recite his captivating tale of encounters and experiences countless times over and over. To a question someone asked of him, he just mused:
Who'll walk me down to church
When I'm sixty years of age,
And the ragged dig they gave me
Has been ten years in the grave,

And Seorita play guitar,
Play it just for you
My rosary has broken
And my beads have all slipped through,

You've hung up your Great Coat
A d you've laid down your gun

an experienced view | Reviewer: rickfucius | 5/25/12

When this album was first released I was in college and everything was new and fresh in life. This song made sense from the perspective of a youngster looking at life that was so far removed and in the future yet visibly a time that would come some day looking at my grandparents and parents. Now I am sixty years on and that dog I had as a young man has been ten years in the grave, war is still a part of our lives, not mine as the gun has become an ornament over the hearth, a rosary worn and broken with years of use, candles burned low and age is now visible from one experienced Sixty Years On.



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