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Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane
I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain
Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes

They say Spain is pretty though I've never been
Well Daniel says it's the best place that he's ever seen
Oh and he should know, he's been there enough
Lord I miss Daniel, oh I miss him so much

Daniel my brother you are older than me
Do you still feel the pain of the scars that won't heal
Your eyes have died but you see more than I
Daniel you're a star in the face of the sky

Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane
I can see the red tail lights heading for Spain
Oh and I can see Daniel waving goodbye
God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes
Oh God it looks like Daniel, must be the clouds in my eyes



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    sailor6599Feb 8, 2009 at 3:55 am
    I was the younger brother of my Brother Daniel. I lost him @ 48 years of age. God told me i would see him pass before me. I had this song played at his funeral and the entire funeral home went into tears. Thank you so much Elton. I put a new perspective on the do you still feel the pain of the scars that the wont heal, as his wife treated him like crap. I love you Elton. see you 03-26-09 in Phoenix.
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    AvengingAngelOct 8, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    My middle name is Daniel for two reasons. One was this song. The other is that my grandparents had my mother but my grandmother was so ill that she couldnt have another child. If they had had one, and it had been a son, they would have called him Daniel. So this song is doubly potent. Once for me, once for my lost Uncle Daniel.
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    GaRitaJan 30, 2009 at 10:23 pm
    When i was a kid, i listened to the song and it always brought tears in my eyes even though i didn't understood english cause i am french. I think Elton John sings it with such emotion that it touched me even if i was a kid. This song make me think of my cousin Daniel since i can remember, now more than ever cause he died of aids 10 years ago and you know what? This song still bring tears in my eyes. Lovely song
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    UnregisteredJul 2, 2012 at 6:03 pm
    I think it is about a first love. Daniel is a world traveler and spends a lot of his time in other countries. (he's been there enough)elton watches the plane disappear into the clouds and realizes it is a one sided love and time to move on, but his young heart loves this daniel so much!
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    dresdnhopeMay 20, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    I think Daniel has died and they are taking his coffin back to Spain for burial. That would mean the "waving goodbye" is figurative, and "your eyes have died" is literal. I'm not sure if Daniel is literally the speaker's brother or not.

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