Grey Seal

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Also available on the album Elton John (Remastered Version)


B     F#/B    A/B    Esus4/B

Em                  D                          G
Why's it never light on my lawn
                          Am                 G               Bm  C          D
Why does it rain and never say good-day to    the new-born
      C6  D   Em             D                     G
On the big screen they shone us a sun
                          Am     G                Bm  C  D
But not as bright in life as the real             one
                       Am         G                Bm  C  D
It's never quite the same as the real           one

B                       F#/B
And tell me gray seal
How does it feel
To be so wise
B                                F#/B
To see through eyes
                     A/B           E
That only see     what's real
B F# A   E     B
Tell  me gray seal

I never learned why meteors were formed
I only farmed in schools that were so worn  and torn
If anyone can cry then so can I
I read books and draw life from the eye
All my life is drawings from the eye

Your mission bells were wrought by ancient men
The roots were formed by twisted roots
Your roots were twisted then
I was re-born before all life could die
The Phoenix bird will leave this world to fly
If the Phoenix bird can fly then so can I

1969 Dick James Music Limited