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Madman Across The Water lyrics

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Elton John – Madman Across The Water lyrics

I can see very well
There's a boat on the reef with a broken back
And I can see it very well
There's a joke and I know it very well
It's one of those that I told you long ago
Take my word I'm a madman don't you know

Once a fool had a good part in the play
If it's so would I still be here today
It's quite peculiar in a funny sort of way
They think it's very funny everything I say
Get a load of him, he's so insane
You better get your coat dear
It looks like rain

We'll come again next Thursday afternoon
The In-laws hope they'll see you very soon
But is it in your conscience that you're after
Another glimpse of the madman across the water

I can see very well
There's a boat on the reef with a broken back
And I can see it very well
There's a joke and I know it very well
It's one of those that I told you long ago
Take my word I'm a madman don't you know

The ground's a long way down but I need more
Is the nightmare black
Or are the windows painted
Will they come again next week
Can my mind really take it



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    I think this is about insanity, not sure why, I guess the wife died tragically and the man went nuts, possibly he was involved in the death and only he knows? 'its in his conscience" tho this is a bit of a reach/ the inlaws come to see him still- in the asylum, a boat on the reef w a broken back is a euphism for insanity, nightmare, windows painted= isolationsism.
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