Teacher I Need You Lyrics

by Elton John

I was sitting in the classroom trying to look intelligent
In case the teacher looked at me
She was long and she was lean, she's a middle-aged dream
And that lady means the whole world to me

It's a natural achievement, conquering my homework
With her image pounding in my brain
She's an inspiration for my graduation
And she helps to keep the classroom sane

Oh teacher I need you like a little child
You got something in you to drive a schoolboy wild
You give me education in the lovesick blues
Help me get straight come out and say
Teacher I, teacher I, teacher I, teacher I need you

I have to write a letter, tell about my feelings
Oh just to let her know the scene
Focus my attention on some further education
In connection with the birdies and the bees

So I'm sitting in the classroom, I'm looking like a zombie
I'm waiting for the bell to ring
I've got John Wayne stances, I've got Erroll Flynn advances
And it doesn't mean a doggone thing

Oh teacher I need you like a little child
You got something in you to drive a schoolboy wild
You give me education in the lovesick blues
Help me get straight come out and say
Teacher I, teacher I, teacher I, teacher I need you

Oh teacher I need you like a little child
You got something in you to drive a schoolboy wild
You give me education in the lovesick blues
Help me get straight come out and say
Teacher I, teacher I, teacher I, teacher I need you