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Song Lyric Sunday: Madness

song lyric sundayAs the great musical poet Kiki Dee once said, “I’ve got the music in me.”

Seriously, though, music is part of my daily life. I sing every day. I’m always listening and/or dancing to something. So when I found Song Lyric Sunday, I just had to participate!

This week’s theme is madness.

Upon hearing this week’s theme, this song is the first that popped into my head. While not about madness per se, it is, to me, about feeling like you’re inside something mad or dangerous or troubled, but there are people who remind you of the good. Taking a bit of license here… As someone who struggles with anxiety, and as an INFJ, the oddest oddball amongst oddballs, it’s truly something when you find that person, or if you’re lucky those people, who help you find the bright if you know not if it’s dark outside or light.

You stand at the edge while people run you through
And I thank the Lord
There’s people out there like you
I thank the Lord there’s people out there like you

Here is the live audio of my favorite version of this song.

Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters

And now I know
Spanish Harlem are not just pretty words to say
I thought I knew
But now I know that rose trees never grow
In New York City

Until you’ve seen this trash can dream come true
You stand at the edge while people run you through
I thank the Lord
There’s people out there like you
I thank the Lord there’s people out there like you

While Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Sons of bankers, sons of lawyers
Turn around and say good morning to the night
For unless they see the sky
But they can’t and that is why
They know not if it’s dark outside or light

This Broadway’s got
It’s got a lot of songs to sing
If I knew the tunes I might join in
I’ll go my way alone
Grow my own, my own seeds shall be sown, in New York City

Subway’s no way for this good man to go down
Rich man can ride and the hobo he can drown
I thank the Lord for the people I have found
I thank the Lord for the people I have found

While Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Sons of bankers, sons of lawyers
Turn around and say good morning to the night
For unless they see the sky
But they can’t and that is why
They know not if it’s dark outside or light

Written by Bernie Taupin and Elton John
Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

This post is part of Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday. Read this week’s theme post here. Read Helen’s choice for this week here.

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