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Ballad of The Boy in The Red Shoes Lyrics

from Songs From The West Coast

"Ballad of The Boy in The Red Shoes" is track #11 on the album Songs From The West Coast. It was written by John, Elton / Taupin, Bernard J.p..
"Ballad of The Boy in The Red Shoes" is track #11 on the album Songs From The West Coast. It was written by John, Elton / Taupin, Bernard J.p..

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Im stoned in the twilight, screamin' on the inside
Give me your water, help me survive
Gonna miss the sunlight when I lose my eyesight
Give me my red shoes, I wanna dance

They searched for an answer, but that old man wouldnt listen
Back then I was handsome, back then he was ignorant

And shave off the years now, its all inside my head
The boy in the red shoes is dancin' by my bed
Put them in a box somewhere, put them in a drawer
Take my red shoes, I cant wear them anymore

Had garlands in the wings back then, all the pretty little things back then
Callin' out my name, oh what fame brings
After curtain calls and bows I cant see the front row now
Hand me my red shoes just one more time

They pushed aside our presence, they refused to go the distance
Back then I was Sigmund, back then he wouldnt listen

And shave off the years now, its all inside my head
The boy in the red shoes is dancin' by my bed
Put them in a box somewhere, put them in a drawer
Take my red shoes, I cant wear them anymore

They pushed aside our presence, they refused to go the distance
Back then I was Sigmund, back then he wouldnt listen
Back then I was handsome, back then he was ignorant

And shave off the years now, its all inside my head
The boy in the red shoes is dancin' by my bed
Put them in a box somewhere, put them in a drawer
Take my red shoes, I cant wear them anymore

Put them in a box somewhere, put them in a drawer
Take my red shoes, I cant wear them anymore

Take my red shoes, I cant wear them anymore
Take my red shoes, I cant wear them anymore
Take my red shoes, I cant wear them anymore

Songwriters
JOHN, ELTON / TAUPIN, BERNARD J.P.

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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