Lyrics of The Day: Elton John, "Better Off Dead"

Elton John Better Off Dead Single Cover Art

There was a face on a hoarding that someone had drawn on
And just enough time for the night to pass by without warning
Away in the distance there’s a blue flashing light
Someone’s in trouble somewhere tonight

As the flickering neon stands ready to fuse
The wind blows away all of yesterday’s news

Well they’ve locked up their daughters and they battened the hatches
They always could find us but they never could catch us
Through the grease streaked windows of an all night cafe
We watched the arrested get taken away

And that cigarette haze has ecology beat
As the whores and the drunks filed in from the street

‘Cause the steam’s in the boiler, the coal’s in the fire
If you ask how I am then I’ll just say inspired
If the thorn of a rose is the thorn in your side
Then you’re better off dead if you haven’t yet died

Better off dead, Better off dead
Better off dead, Better off dead
Better off dead, Better off dead
Better off dead, Better off dead
Better off dead!

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