Song Lyrics Today

Lyrics, Videos and Interesting Facts About All Your Favourite Songs

Daniel (song) by Elton John

Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane
I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain
Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes

They say Spain is pretty though I’ve never been
Well Daniel says it’s the best place that he’s ever seen
Oh and he should know, he’s been there enough
Lord I miss Daniel, oh I miss him so much

Daniel my brother you are older than me
Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won’t heal
Your eyes have died but you see more than I
Daniel you’re a star in the face of the sky

Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane
I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain
Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes
Oh God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes

DANIEL – ABOUT THE SONG

“Daniel” was a major hit slow rock song by Elton John. It appeared on the 1973 album Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player. It was written by John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin. In the United States the song reached #2 on the pop charts and number 1 on the adult contemporary charts for two weeks in the spring of 1973. In the UK it made the top 5.

Bernie Taupin wrote “Daniel” while inspired by the events of the Vietnam War. The lyrics (including a verse in the original draft that was cut from the final version) describe a fictional veteran who was blinded as a result of the war, and travels to Spain to escape those around him back home, including his brother, from whose point of view the story is told.

“Daniel had been the most misinterpreted song that we’d ever written” explained Bernie in the “Two Rooms” tribute project.

“The story was about a guy that went back to a small town in Texas, returning from the Vietnam war. They’d lauded him when he came home and treated him like a hero. But he just wanted to go home, go back to the farm, and try to get back to the life that he’d led before. I wanted to write something that was sympathetic to the people that came home”.

Source: Wikipedia

Your Comments are Welcome

comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Song Lyrics Today © 2016 Frontier Theme