Elton John The Scaffold 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
  • In Orient where wise I was
    To please the way I live
    Come give the beggar chance at hand
    His life is on his lip

    Three score a thousand times
    Where once in Amazon
    Where Eldorado holds the key
    No keeper holds my hand

    Unchain the gate of solitude
    The ruler says you run
    Run hard unto the scaffold high
    Your chance to jump the gun

    Oh how high the scaffold grows
    The plant life of your widow
    In black lace curtains brought you near
    From out the plate glass window

    The Minotaur with bloody hands
    Is enraged by the sun
    Caged he by the corpses
    Brought forth by the dawn

    In Orient is as I told
    The buckshee hangman swears
    For open crypts to silence
    Nylon knots to sway by prayer

    In Orient where wise I was
    To please the way I live
    Come give the beggar chance at hand
    His life is on his lip

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

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