Elton John Lyrics

Overview / Lyrics (see all) / Photos / Videos / News

print correct

Son Of Your Father Lyrics

from Tumbleweed Connection

"Son Of Your Father" is track #6 on the album Tumbleweed Connection. It was written by John, Elton / Taupin, Bernie.
"Son Of Your Father" is track #6 on the album Tumbleweed Connection. It was written by John, Elton / Taupin, Bernie.

(No other information is available for this lyric - would you like to add something today?)
show more
Edit | show less
Help
What chart rank did the song debut? What is the song about? Has it won any awards?, etc.
Cancel Submit
Thank You
Your introduction will appear once it has been deemed awesome by our team of wizards.

Submit Corrections Cancel

"I'll catch the tram line in the mornin'
With your leave", Van Bushell said
He had further heard the cock crow
As he stumbled out the shed

Then blind Joseph came towards him
With a shotgun in his arms
He said, "You'll pay me twenty dollars
Before you leave my farm"

Van Bushell saw a hook
Which replaced Joseph's hand
He said, "Now calm you down my brother
Let's discuss this man to man"

It's no good you gettin' angry
We must try to act our age
You're pursuin' your convictions
Like some hermit in a cage

You're the son of your father
You try a little bit harder
Do for me as he would do for you

With blood and water, bricks and mortar
He built for you a home
You're the son of your father
So treat me as your own

Well slowly Joseph barely lowered the rifle
And he emptied out the shells
Van Bushell, he came towards him
He shook his arm and wished him well

He said, "Now hey blind man that is fine
But I sure can't waste my time
So move aside and let me go my way
I've got a train to ride"

Well Joseph turned around
His grin was now a frown
He said, "Let me just refresh your mind
Your manners boy seem hard to find"

You're the son of your father
Try a little bit harder
Do for me as he would do for you

With blood and water, bricks and mortar
He built for you a home
You're the son of your father
So treat me as your own

Well there's two men lying dead as nails
On an East Virginia farm
For charity's an argument
That only leads to harm

So be careful when they're kind to you
Don't you end up in the dirt
Just remember what I'm saying to you
And you likely won't get hurt

You're the son of your father
Oh, try a little bit harder
You gotta do for me as he would do for you

With blood and water, bricks and mortar
He built for you a home
You're the son of your father
So treat me as your own

You're the son of your father
So treat me as your own
You're the son of your father
So treat me as your own, yeah

Songwriters
JOHN, ELTON / TAUPIN, BERNIE

Published by
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Listen to Elton John Radio on Last.fm, Radio.com or Jango

Poll

Vote Now
Next Poll