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Daniel
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Daniel

Elton John
Album:
Dont Shoot Me Im Only the Piano Player

Song meaning of Daniel by Elton John, and what it is about


Bernie Taupin penned the lyrics in response to reading an article in Time or Newsweek about a wounded Vietnam War soldier who wanted to escape the attention he would be receiving upon returning home. There has been substantial conjecture over the substance of the final verse that was omitted from the original copy.


The song peaked at No. 4 on the official chart in the United Kingdom. The song peaked at number two on the pop chart in the United States. The 1973 Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically went to John and Taupin.


Song lyrics of Daniel by Elton John


Daniel is travelin' tonight on a plane

I can see the red taillights headin' for Spain

Oh, and I can see Daniel wavin' goodbye

God, it looks like Daniel

Must be the clouds in my eyes

 

They say Spain is pretty, though I've never been

And Daniel says it's the best place he's ever seen

Oh, and he should know, he's been there enough

Lord, I miss Daniel

Oh, I miss him so much

 

Oh, 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

 

Oh, 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 travelin' tonight on a plane

I can see the red taillights headin' for Spain

Oh, and I can see Daniel wavin' 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



Release Date

1973

Songwriter/s

John, Taupin

Producer/s

Gus Dudgeon

Label/s

MCA (US), DJM (UK)

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