Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John and Bernie Taupin

When are you gonna come down
When are you going to land
I should have stayed on the farm
I should have listened to my old man

You know you can't hold me forever
I didn't sign up with you
I'm not a present for your friends to open
This boy's too young to be singing the blues

So goodbye yellow brick road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can't plant me in your penthouse
I'm going back to my plough

Back to the howling old owl in the woods
Hunting the horny back toad
Oh I've finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick road


What do you think you'll do then
I bet that'll shoot down your plane
It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics
To set you on your feet again

Maybe you'll get a replacement
There's plenty like me to be found
Mongrels who ain't got a penny
Sniffing for tidbits like you on the ground

So goodbye yellow brick road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can't plant me in your penthouse
I'm going back to my plough

Back to the howling old owl in the woods
Hunting the horny back toad
Oh I've finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick road

Available from: http://www.warchildmusic.com from 9th September 2005
Notes: "Every childhood should be a time for optimism and innocence. In many places it is instead a time of violent chaos, deprivation and fear. War Child is doing everything it can to change that, and we are proud to give them our sincere support." - Tim Rice-Oxley

Keane collaborated with Faultline (aka David Kosten) on this recording.

The album was be recorded in a single day and was made available online from http://www.warchildmusic.com on 9th September 2005. A physical CD was released on 26th September 2005.

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  2. Razorlight - Kirby's House
  3. Radiohead - I Want None Of This
  4. Keane and Faultline - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  5. Emmanuel Jal Gua
  6. Gorillaz Hong Kong
  7. Manic Street Preachers Leviathan
  8. Kaiser Chiefs Heard It Through the Grapevine
  9. Damien Rice Cross-Eyed Bear
  10. The Magic Numbers Gone Are the Days
  11. Tinariwen Cler Achel
  12. The Coral It Was Nothing
  13. Mylo Mars Needs Women
  14. Maximo Park Wasteland
  15. Elbow Snowball
  16. Bloc Party The Present
  17. Hard-Fi Help Me Please
  18. The Go! Team Phantom Broadcast
  19. Babyshambles From Bollywood To Battersea
  20. Boy George and Antony Happy Christmas, War Is Over

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