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When are you gonna come down?
When are you going to land?
I should have stayed on the farm
I should have listened to my old man
You know you can't hold me forever
I didn't sign up with you
I'm not a present for your friends to open
This boy's too young to be singing the blues

So goodbye yellow brick road where the dogs of society howl
You can't plant me in your penthouse
I'm going back to my plough
Back to the howling old owl in the woods
Hunting the horny back toad
Oh, I've finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick road

What do you think you'll do then?
I bet that'll shoot down your plane
It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics to set you on your feet again
Maybe you'll get a replacement
There's plenty like me to be found
Mongrels who ain't got a penny
Sniffing for tidbits like you on the ground

So goodbye yellow brick road where the dogs of society howl
You can't plant me in your penthouse
I'm going back to my plough
Back to the howling old owl in the woods
Hunting the horny back toad
Oh, I've finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick road



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    UnregisteredApr 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    I think he didn't like the land of oz. He's going back to the farm. You know someone once said, "there's no place like home. " actually... They said that several times.
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    UnregisteredApr 7, 2012 at 9:14 am
    I think it's a psynonym for the fame that goes on in musicland. I think the "wolves" are the agents and money grabbing others that reside within. I also think they are the reason that he became a bitter old man.
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    bodudleyJul 15, 2008 at 11:26 pm
    I think the song is about a gay young artist who lives with some rich fag in the music indstry who passes him around like a sextoy to all his other gay mates , then finally realizes whats going on and its not the direction he wants to go with his music and bails out.
    i hope that interpretation wasnt too irreverent.

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