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Someone Saved My Life Tonight

Lyrics

When I think of those east end lights, muggy nights
The curtains drawn in the little room downstairs
Prima donna lord you really should have been there
Sitting like a princess perched in her electric chair
full lyrics
When I think of those east end lights, muggy nights
The curtains drawn in the little room downstairs
Prima donna lord you really should have been there
Sitting like a princess perched in her electric chair
full lyrics

Features of This Track

mild rhythmic syncopation
call and answer vocal harmony (Antiphony)
repetitive melodic phrasing
interweaving vocal harmony
extensive vamping
a clear focus on recording studio production
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
major key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
an aggressive male vocalist
subtle use of fender rhodes
angry-romantic lyrics
vocal harmonies

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

My all time favorite Elton John song...
Love this album
ph724
Young Elton great. Old Elton A bitchy Queen
Elton has always been such an unlikely Rock Star. And how could some young girl in the West of the US feel such an incredible bond...yet somehow he sang what I felt inside....st i l l does...Love this whole album that I knew every single word to...
I love this song! Elton is amazing!! Have seen him 4-5 times. Would lobe to see him again!!!
fastcar3829
Brilliance from two of the best collaborator s ! Bernie and Sir John.
IT'S FOUR O'CLOCK IN THE MORNIN DAMN IT LISTEN TO ME GOOD I'M SLEEPING WITh myself tonight ( it's actually 5:50AM BUT I LOVE THIS SONG !& perfect end to finally getting off pandora feeling too emotional I LOVE THAT PIANO PLAYING TO O TOWARDS THE END WITH THE "someone saved someone saved someone saved my life tonight"
Brilliance
On of my favorite Elton songs...
julz1261
Love Elton and his band
damn goosebumps
elizabethhar r i s 1 9 7 5
I'm sleepin w/myself tonight even though you had me @ the alter got your hooks in me but you aren't here to save my life Tonight no one is,maybe I'll turn into a butterfly & fly the fuk away!
janhukle79
My husband loves the lyrics. "Just one more beer and I don't hear you anymore. Elton John is actually thanking someone for pulling his head out of a gas oven. Elton was suffering depression and was talk into continue his life and music. The girl was reported to not even care. This was from a Rolling Stones interview. He is thanking his friend from this dark part of his life.
I heard this is about him coming out. He was alter bound, but someone saved his life
I remember after this song came out everyone would try to sound so cool when they were breaking up with someone and say "butterflies are free to fly so fly away" great song
I love the drama in this. The emotion in his voice. Especially "damn it, listen to me good" part. Part of the legend.
He did his best music in his younger years. He's still good, just not as good.
Lover turned me loose, what a wonderful feeling that is...
Fantastic Lyrics!
one of the best songs ever
Damn
His voice makes me feel nice.

wanda1329
I love this song. Great lyrics!
lauree5
One of Elton's most beautiful compositions !
Ah the memories of listening to this over and over again on 8-track in my parent's Volvo station wagon. Since we couldn't easily play the 8-track in the house, we bought the LP which included the lyrics and I was off to the races. Little league, growing up in Willow Glen and Elton John! Yeah baby.
saw him live in April 2009 in Pensacola Florida. An amazing talent and what a concert.
Amazing....
And butterflies are free to fly.

He makes these all his own.
How beautiful!
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy is one of the best albums of all time.
he's one of the last greats
I've read a bio on Elton, and apparently, he really did try to commit suicide by sticking his head into a gas oven. (The door was too uncomfortabl e though, so he went and got a pillow!) He was saved by his friend, Long John Baldry, and that's where Bernie Taupin got the inspiration for this song. Very powerful indeed.
Don't be afraid to set yourself free from your "Sugar Bear". If you feel hooks or that you are being roped and tied, STOP and reevaluate. Awesome song.
elfrulerdc
The poetry in this is so powerful.
reminds me of poor old father callahan. always givs me chills. reminds me of vampires. the bad kind that dont make girls hearts flutter
mnbmeadplusf o u r
Never paid any attention to the lyrics before. Terrific poetry. So what do you think it's about? Sounds to me like a guy who, at the last minute, decided his girlfriend was just too domineering to throw his life away on.
One of my favorite, if not favorite Elton John songs! Just beautiful and haunting.
Love this song!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! Masterful!!! ! ! ! ! ! !
CHRIS! I love that it reminds you of that. Hooray for Callahan, hooray for Stephen King, hooray for Elton JohN!!!!
really good song
Always reminds me of Callahan in Stephen King's Dark Tower series. Good song.
it's 4 oclock in the mmorning and damit some one my saved my life to night.
great song with very good lyrics.
Holy Jesus, I love this song. . . but what, pray tell, does "extensive vamping" mean?
I 100% agree with this reason why I like this song "a clear focus on recording studio production"

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