Elton John - Tiny Dancer



"Tiny Dancer" is a song composed and performed by English musician Elton John with lyrics by Bernie Taupin. It appears on John's fourth album, Madman Across the Water; it was released as a single in 1972. It was ranked No. 47 on the 2021 list of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


In the United States, it was certified gold on 19 May 2005, platinum on 19 August 2011 and 3× platinum on 26 April 2018 by the Recording Industry Association of America. In the UK, "Tiny Dancer" was certified gold on 17 August 2018 by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales of 400,000 copies. On 2 August 2019 it was certified platinum for sales of 600,000 and on 24 December 2021 it was certified 2× Platinum for sales of 1,200,000, despite never being released as an official single there.



Lyrics


Blue-jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band

Pretty-eyed, pirate smile, you'll marry a music man

Ballerina, you must've seen her dancing in the sand

And now she's in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand


Jesus freaks out in the street

Handing tickets out for God

Turning back, she just laughs

The boulevard is not that bad


Piano man, he makes his stand

In the auditorium

Looking on, she sings the songs

The words she knows, the tune she hums


But, oh, how it feels so real

Lying here with no one near

Only you and you can hear me

When I say softly slowly


Hold me closer, tiny dancer

Count the headlights on the highway

Lay me down in sheets of linen

You had a busy day today


Hold me closer, tiny dancer

Count the headlights on the highway

Lay me down in sheets of linen

You had a busy day today


Blue-jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band

Pretty-eyed, pirate smile, you'll marry a music man

Ballerina, you must've seen her dancing in the sand

And now she's in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand


Oh, how it feels so real

Lying here with no one near

Only you and you can hear me

When I say softly slowly


Hold me closer, tiny dancer

Count the headlights on the highway

Lay me down in sheets of linen

You had a busy day today


Hold me closer, tiny dancer

Count the headlights on the highway

Lay me down in sheets of linen

You had a busy day today

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