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Elton John – Love Lies Bleeding lyrics

The roses in the window box
Have tilted to one side
Everything about this house
Was born to grow and die

Oh it doesn't seem a year ago
To this very day
You said I'm sorry honey
If I don't change the pace
I can't face another day

And love lies bleeding in my hand
Oh it kills me to think of you with another man
I was playing rock and roll and you were just a fan
But my guitar couldn't hold you
So I split the band
Love lies bleeding in my hands

I wonder if those changes
Have left a scar on you
Like all the burning hoops of fire
That you and I passed through

You're a bluebird on a telegraph line
I hope you're happy now
Well if the wind of change comes down your way girl
You'll make it back somehow

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    To me there is a deep meaning to the song. The wind and bells tolling in the beginning mark a tragic life event. Like a death or break-up. As it starts the music is slow and dark. But as it goes on the music begins to brighten some and becomes quicker. But if you listen closely the original tones/notes are still there, but changing ever so slowly. Again, like life after a tragedy. Check out the original album cover art, and you will see a small plant. The plant is called "loves lies bleeding". The lyrics say "love lies bleeding in my hands". The plant has a unique quality, after the plant is picked and dies, it does not lose its color. So to me the meaning is that even over time, the impact of the tragedy is still felt, lessened, but still there. When tragedy hits us, we slowly recover, the pain lessens, but the scar is always there.
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