Elton John — Tiny Dancer
Album: Madman Across The Water
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Released: 1971
Length: 6:11
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Blue jean baby, L.A. lady
Seamstress for the band
Pretty eyes, pirate smile
You'll marry a music man

Ballerina, you must have seen her
Dancing in the sand
And now she's in me, always with me
Tiny dancer in my hand

Jesus freaks out in the street
Handing tickets out for God
Turning back, she just laughs
The boulevard is not that bad

Piano man, he makes his stand
In the auditorium
Looking on, she sings the song
The words she knows, the tune she hums

But, oh, how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you, and you can hear me
When I say softly, slowly

Hold me closer, tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Hold me closer, tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady
Seamstress for the band
Pretty eyes, pirate smile
You'll marry a music man

Ballerina, you must have seen her
Dancing in the sand
And now she's in me, always with me
Tiny dancer in my hand

But, oh, how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you, and you can hear me
When I say softly, slowly

Hold me closer, tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Hold me closer, tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today
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So beautiful! {#Bananapiano}
Goosebumps. Every single time.
This is 8 -Most Excellent  to me
Thi is 8 -Most Excellent  to me
This entire album is superb.  
 DavidS_UK wrote:
Thank god this gets a regular airing, or else the brilliance of early Elton gets lost in all the later rhinestone and ridiculousness.  What a track... what an album.

 
Indeed. 

Highlow
American Net'Zen


Actually, THIS was the film this song was originally scored for. It fit the soundtrack and the times perfectly. Aloha Bobby and Rose 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qX-uwMKd5k

Elton at his best.
a masterpiece of poetry and piano

{#Heartkiss}


I can't hear this song without remembering this brilliant scene. And then I get all weepy and happy.
 Mackmoney3000 wrote:
Hold me closer, Tony Danza
 

Hold me closer!
 

"Count the head lice on the highway..."


did Cameron Crowe and Penny Lane make it home okay?
 Mackmoney3000 wrote:
Hold me closer, Tony Danza
 
Good one!!
 amoreena wrote:

I still do this, but with headphones that would have cost my entire week's paycheck back then.  I'm not rich now, I just made next to nothing then.  But Madman still hits my heart, and helps when I"m confused, afraid and anxious as a grown up.

 
Amoreena

When it rains the rain falls down
Washing out the cattle town
Are you far away somewhere in your eiderdown
Do you dream of crystal streams?

Whoops, I digress.

Great post.

Here is a great version of a time when Elton and I were younger dudes...
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Hopefully said madman is an Elton John fan!  ; )

 
And, He's across the water!
 dboseman wrote:
I'm 14 again, confused afraid and anxious.  But when I lay down in my bed in the darkness and listen to this album through my Koss headphones, everything fades away.  Thanks EJ for helping me get through my adolescence. 

 
I still do this, but with headphones that would have cost my entire week's paycheck back then.  I'm not rich now, I just made next to nothing then.  But Madman still hits my heart, and helps when I"m confused, afraid and anxious as a grown up.
This is MY Elton John.
 dboseman wrote:
I'm 14 again, confused afraid and anxious.  But when I lay down in my bed in the darkness and listen to this album through my Koss headphones, everything fades away.  Thanks EJ for helping me get through my adolescence. 

 

Koss?  I thought you were a Bose man.


 sweet_annie wrote:
When my daughter was younger, we held hands and danced and spun each other to this song.  A special memory.  She's 25 now.

 
Don't ever lose that memory. Beautiful. 
Hold me closer, Tony Danza