Madman Across The Water ~ Elton John ~ Song of the Day

Released Nov. 1971

Written by Music: Elton John
Lyrics: Bernie Taupin

Madman Across The Water” (5:56) Recorded 14 August 1971

Terry Cox: drums
Herbie Flowers: electric bass
Davey Johnstone: acoustic guitar
Ray Cooper: percussion
Chris Spedding: electric guitar
Diana Lewis: ARP synthesiser
Rick Wakeman: organ
Elton John: piano
Paul Buckmaster: string arrangement

I can see very well.
There’s a boat on the reef with a broken back
And I can see it very well.
There’s a joke and I know it very well,
It’s one of those that I told you long ago.
Take my word I’m a madman don’t you know.

Once a fool had a good part in the play,
If it’s so would I still be here today?
It’s quite peculiar in a funny sort of way,
They think it’s very funny everything I say.
Get a load of him, he’s so insane
You’d better get your coat dear
It looks like rain.

We’ll come again next Thursday afternoon.
The inlaws hope they’ll see you very soon.
But is it in your conscience that you’re after
Another glimpse of the Madman across the Water.

I can see very well.
There’s a boat on the reef with a broken back
And I can see it very well.
There’s a joke and I know it very well,
It’s one of those that I told you long ago.
Take my word I’m a madman don’t you know.

We’ll come again next Thursday afternoon.
The inlaws hope they’ll see you very soon.
But is it in your conscience that you’re after
Another glimpse of the Madman across the Water.

The ground’s a long way down but I need more.
Is the nightmare black
Or are the windows painted?
Will they come again next week,
Can my mind really take it?

~

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2 responses to “Madman Across The Water ~ Elton John ~ Song of the Day

  1. chrissykutlenios

    I wore this album out in the early 70’s. Finally figured out how to post on your blog. Keep up all the good work…you are an outstanding resource. 🙂

  2. Thanks Chrissy.

    This song has a great significance for me like most of the songs I post. There’s a story that goes with most, but none I’d care to share for the most part here. It wouldn’t mean anything to those seeing it anyway.

    A particular time, place, house, friends. This one has a great memory attached to it and it was my favorite song from the album.

    Through Muse I get to escape awhile from the present day stress and uncertainty with life and health. And puts me back in a realm when life with friends made it bearable. Some people use drugs or booze.

    I use Music.

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