I Meant To Do My Work Today (A Day in the Country) Lyrics

by Elton John

I meant to do my work today
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree
I know that one, too ....
And a butterfly flitted accross the field
And all the leaves were calling me
And the Buttercups nodded their smiling heads
Greeting the bees who came to call
And I asked the lizard the time of day
As he sunned himself on a moss-grown wall
And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand
So what could I do but laugh and go?