Elton John Skyline Pigeon 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
  • Turn me loose from your hands
    Let me fly to distant lands
    Over green fields, trees and mountains
    Flowers and forest fountains
    Home along the lanes of the skyway

    For this dark and lonely room
    Projects a shadow cast in gloom
    And my eyes are mirrors
    Of the world outside
    Thinking of the way
    That the wind can turn the tide
    And these shadows turn
    From purple into grey

    For just a Skyline Pigeon
    Dreaming of the open
    Waiting for the day
    He can spread his wings
    And fly away again
    Fly away skyline pigeon fly
    Towards the dreams
    You've left so very far behind

    Just let me wake up in the morning
    To the smell of new mown hay
    To laugh and cry, to live and die
    In the brightness of my day

    I want to hear the pealing bells
    Of distant churches sing
    But most of all please free me
    From this aching metal ring
    And open out this cage towards the sun

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

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