Elton John Hymn 2000 Lyrics

Empty Sky Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Empty Sky
  • 2 Val-Hala
  • 3 Western Ford Gateway
  • 4 Hymn 2000
  • 5 Lady What’s Tomorrow
  • 6 Sails
  • 7 The Scaffold
  • 8 Skyline Pigeon
  • 9 Gulliver / It’s Hay Chewed / Reprise
  • She chose the soft center
    And took it to bed with her mother
    And the ideal confusion
    Was just an illusion
    To gain further news of her brother

    And the comfort of mother
    Was just an appeal for protection
    For the cat from next door
    Was found later at four
    In surgical dissection

    And I don't want to be
    The son of any freak
    Who for a chocolate center
    Can take you off the street

    For soon they'll plough the desert
    And God knows where I'll be
    Collecting submarine numbers
    On the main street of the sea

    The Vicar is thicker
    And I just can't see through to him
    For his cardinal sings
    A collection of hymns
    And a collection of coins is made after

    And who wrote the Bible
    Was it Judas or Pilate
    Well one cleans his hands
    While the other one hangs
    But still I continue to stand

    Written by: Bernie Taupin, Elton John
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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