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No Sacrifice Lyrics

No Sacrifice Lyrics Sung by Elton John

It’s a human sign
When things go wrong
When the scent of her lingers
And temptation’s strong

Into the boundary
Of each married man
Sweet deceit comes calling
And negativity lands

Cold cold heart
Hard done by you
Some things look better baby
Just passing through

And it’s no sacrifice
Just a simple word
It’s two hearts living
In two separate worlds
But it’s no sacrifice
No sacrifice
It’s no sacrifice at all

Mutual misunderstanding
After the fact
Sensitivity builds a prison
In the final act

We lose direction
No stone unturned
No tears to damn you
When jealousy burns

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Some Facts About No Sacrifice Lyrics and Elton John

Sacrifice” is a ballad performed by musician Elton John. The lyrics are by Bernie Taupin and the music by Elton John. The song appears on the 1989 album Sleeping with the Past. It was first released in October 1989, then in 1990, and was the second single from the album. It achieved success, particularly in France and the UK. The song was also featured in the UK soundtrack of Disney’s 1994 animated classic The Lion King although this song was not written by Tim Rice, who collaborated with Elton John to write the songs of the film.

“Sacrifice” is inspired both by the Aretha Franklin song “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” and described as a Percy Sledge song by Elton. The song is beloved by both Elton John and Bernie Taupin and deemed a bookend of sorts to their first hit “Your Song”. Bernie has said he is surprised he wrote it, and said in an interview, “I think ‘Sacrifice’ is one of the best songs we’ve written.”

Although the single was successful, Elton John did not tour Europe in both 1989–1990 to support the Sleeping with the Past album (with the exception of one appearance in Knebworth Park on 30 June 1990) touring only in the U.S. and Australia. The 1989 European tour was, instead, in support of the Reg Strikes Back album, with no material representing Sleeping with the Past. In all shows that were done to support Sleeping with the Past in 1989–1990, Elton played this song solo on his RD-1000 Roland Digital Piano.

Sacrifice was initially released as a single in 1989, but stalled at #55 in the UK charts and at #18 in the US charts during January 1990. By the next year English DJ, Steve Wright, began playing the song on BBC Radio 1, soon followed by many more radio DJs. The song was then re-released as a double A-side single, along with “Healing Hands”, and reached #1 in the UK in about late June or early July, 1990. Thus, it became John’s first independent number-one single along with “Healing Hands” on the UK Singles Chart, remaining on the top spot for five weeks, as it became his first hits of the 1990s. With this re-release, Elton John also got his first number one in France and stayed on the chart for 26 weeks.

No Sacrifice Lyrics – Meaning Behind the Words

The song is not a typical love song, but rather a song about a breakup of a marriage where the loss of the relationship is “no sacrifice.” The video, which follows the song’s lyrics, portrays a man and woman having problems in their relationship after being married and raising a daughter. After they go their separate ways, the man raises his daughter alone.

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