Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the album Madman Across the Water

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Levon wears his war wound like a crown
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He calls his child Jesus
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`Cause he likes the name
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And he sends him to the finest school in town
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Levon, Levon likes his money
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He makes a lot they say
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Spend his days counting
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In a garage by the motorway

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He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas day
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When the New York Times said God is dead 
And the war's begun
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Alvin Tostig has a son today

And he shall be Levon
And he shall be a good man
And he shall be Levon
In tradition with the family plan
And he shall be Levon
And he shall be a good man
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He shall be Levon

Levon sells cartoon balloons in town
His family business thrives
Jesus blows up balloons all day
Sits on the porch swing watching them fly
And Jesus, he wants to go to Venus
Leaving Levon far behind
Take a balloon and go sailing
While Levon, Levon slowly dies

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