John, Elton/no subject
n wrote at 2006-11-11 15:47:40
My son killed himself on 11/14/2005.
David went traveling one night on a bus.
I the red tail lights taking him farther from us.
And I can still see David waving goodbye.
God, I see David whenever I close my eyes.
They say heaven's pretty, though I've never been.
He knows it's the best place he's seen.
And he should know - he has suffered enough.
Lord, I miss David. Oh I miss him so much.
David, my son, you are gone now from me.
You can't feel pain of the scars that won't heal.
Your eyes had died, but you saw more than I.
David, you're a star in the face of the sky.
How I miss you, David. Oh, I miss you so much.
secret wrote at 2007-12-06 04:30:27
That's real funny! I knew Daniel. The song was about daniel getting a surgery in Salt Lake City Utah. His Flight was delayed, and Elton gave him a ride down. Elton wrote the song on the plane. Daniel eventually died soon after from his critical desiese
Voice of Reason wrote at 2016-04-26 16:35:39
Daniel is traveling 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
Oh 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
Read those lyrics. There is no possible way this could be "about a Vietnam vet coming home and being lauded for his service but only wanting to go back to his farm in Texas"
How is this even possible? It's about a guy on a plane, going to Spain. Period!
On the other hand the lyrics to "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" has many references to wanting to leave the limelight and return to a farm, even a Texas farm "hunting the horny back toad"... etc. Is it possible Taupin was misquoted as to which song he was talking about, or maybe he was just confused when he made that quote?