Skyline Pigeon

By Elton John

Skyline Pigeon

Rare Masters

Music by elton john
Lyrics by bernie taupin
Available on the album empty sky
Released as a uk b-side in january, 1973

Turn me loose from your hands
Let me fly to distant lands
Over green fields, trees & mountains
Flowers & forest fountains
Home along the lanes of the skyway

For this dark & lonely room
Projects a shadow cast in gloom
And my eyes are mirrors
Of the world outside
Thinking of the way
That the wind can turn the tide
And these shadows turn
From purple into grey

For just a skyline pigeon
Dreaming of the open
Waiting for the day
He can spread his wings
And fly away again
Fly away skyline pigeon fly
Towards the dreams
You've left so very far behind

Just let me wake up in the morning
To the smell of new mown hay
To laugh & cry, to live & die
In the brightness of my day

I want to hear the pealing bells
Of distant churches sing
But most of all please free me
From this aching metal ring
And open out this cage towards the sun

Photo: Elton John