Elton John — Sixty Years On
Album: Elton John
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7.4

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Total ratings: 2002









Released: 1970
Length: 4:30
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Who'll walk me down to church when I'm sixty years of age?
When the ragged dog they gave me has been ten years in the grave
And seƱorita play guitar, play it just for you
My rosary has broken and my beads have all slipped through

You've hung up your great coat and you've laid down your gun
You know the war you fought in wasn't too much fun
And the future you're giving me holds nothing for a gun
I've no wish to be living sixty years on, on, on

Yes I'll sit with you and talk let your eyes relive again
I know my vintage prayers would be very much the same
And Magdelena plays the organ, plays it just for you
Your choral lamp that burns so low when you are passing through

And the future you're giving me holds nothing for a gun
I've no wish to be living sixty years on

Here I am
When I'm sixty years of age
Here I am
In the land of the morning star (Sixty years on)
Here I am
When I'm sixty years of age
Here I am
In the land of the morning star (Sixty years on)

Here I am
When I'm sixty years of age
Here I am
In the land of the morning star (Sixty years on)
Here I am
When I'm sixty years of age
Here I am
In the land of the morning star (Sixty years on)
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such a beautiful song!
From me: 9 - O U T S T A N D I N G 
EJ helped me get through my troubled adolescence and this music will always be special to me.  Ironically I am now "60 years on" and still remember lying in my bed listening to this on my Koss headphones when I was 14.
Not many songs stand the test of time. This one has only gotten *better* with time. Thanks, RP, for playing only quality.
OMG, I haven't heard this song forever!  Thank you Bill!  This song is one of those hidden treasures that don't get the same air time.  I think the entire Madman Across the Water is one album that should be played much more.  Please Bill, help me here.....
I didn't know this song, but it's beautiful.  Sometimes I wish we had a rating for how good/bad the song choice is.  Generally, I'm blown away by the brilliant choices.
 Mugro wrote:
A lot of early Elton John on RP lately. A lot of comments reflecting how great he was in the early 70s. It feels like we are mourning the loss of another rock legend. 

 
It's just that he and Bernie made such an incredible body of work, and his later work can't match it. 
 BCarn wrote:
Been following EJ since the beginning. A lot of so-so stuff after the "good years" ending with Blue Moves but this stands out as some of his best ever. And still very much worth seeing live.

 
Almost never mentioned, but it's one of my favorites. After Tumbleweed, Honky, Don't Shoot, but still a good album.
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A lot of early Elton John on RP lately. A lot of comments reflecting how great he was in the early 70s. It feels like we are mourning the loss of another rock legend. 

No I change to 9 - O U T S T A N D I N G 


Great album, especially for those introspective, quiet moments.
What a voice! Sadly, no longer there.
To me 8 - Most Excellent  TY RP
He was really a great touchstone back in 70s with Bernie and Cat Stevens.
Beautiful!
Brilliant Mix:

3:30 pm - Harry Manx - Death Have Mercy
3:34 pm - Elton John - Sixty Years On
3:38 pm - Porcupine Tree - Lips Of Ashes


 sb204 wrote:
So now I finally learned that Elton John once was able to make beautiful music. Why/when did he stop? The stuff I know and really dislike is not so much younger, if at all...

 
This album and Tumbleweed Connection for me represent his high watermark, as did so many other albums of that day. Whatever motivated the introspection-the Viet Nam war in part I think-of that era generated some brilliant poetry set to music. Why it devolves-who knows, all we can do is savor the time and moment. RP keeps all the great music of then and now in our minds with an amazing mix. 
 SECA_Alan wrote:
He really had something important to say back then, a new he knew just how to say it.

 
Bernie Taupin gets credit for the lyrics
So now I finally learned that Elton John once was able to make beautiful music. Why/when did he stop? The stuff I know and really dislike is not so much younger, if at all...
 below72 wrote:
11-17-70 - live Elton, Dee Murray on bass, and Nigel Olsen on drums.  The greatest three piece pop rock live performance of all time.  A&R Studios - on the band's first trip to the states promoting the first album - Your Song was just breaking. For all intense and purposes an unknown band - somewhat esoteric.  Whoever was there at A&R to see that performance saw the dawning of greatness.
Get it: Experience it, enjoy it - 11-17-70 a masterpiece.

 
Listening to this now.