Empty Sky Lyrics

by Elton John

I'm not a rat to be spat on locked up in this room
Those bars that look towards the sun at night look towards the moon
Everyday the swallows play in the clouds of love
Make me wish that I had wings take me high above

And I looked high and saw the empty sky
If I could only, could only fly
I'd drift with them in endless space
But no man flies from this place

At night I lay upon my bench and stare towards the stars
The cold night air comes creeping in and home seems oh, so far
If only I could swing upon those twinkling dots above
I'd look down from the heavens upon the ones I love

And I looked high and saw the empty sky
If I could only, I could only fly
I'd drift with them in endless space
But no man flies from this place, fly

And I looked high and saw the empty sky
If I could only, could only fly
I'd drift with them in endless space
But no man ever flies from this place, yeah

Hey! The lucky locket hangs around your precious neck
Some luck I ever got with you and I, I wouldn't like to bet
That sooner or later you'll own just one half of this land
By shining your eyes on the wealth of every man

Yeah! And I looked high and saw the empty sky
If I could only, I could only fly
I'd drift with them in endless space
But no man flies from this place, fly on

Just send up my love, ain't seen nothing but tears
Now I've got myself in this room for years
I don't see no one, I never see anyone