Elton JOHN


Peachtree Road

(2004)



1. Weight Of The World 3'58
(Elton John / Bernie Taupin)
2. Porch Swing In Tupelo 4'39
(Elton John / Bernie Taupin)
3. Answer In The Sky 4'03
(Elton John / Bernie Taupin)
4. Turn The Lights Out When You Leave 5'06
(Elton John / Bernie Taupin)
5. My Elusive Drug 4'12
(Elton John / Bernie Taupin)
6. They Call Her The Cat 4'27
(Elton John / Bernie Taupin)
7. Freaks In Love 4'32
(Elton John / Bernie Taupin)
8. All That I`m Allowed 4'52
(Elton John / Bernie Taupin)
9. I Stop And I Breathe 3'39
(Elton John / Bernie Taupin)
10. Too Many Tears 4'15
(Elton John / Bernie Taupin)
11. It`s Getting Dark In Here 3'51
(Elton John / Bernie Taupin)
12. I Can`t Keep This From You 4'34
(Elton John / Bernie Taupin)

Total Time: 52:05


  • Elton John - Piano (1-11), Rhodes (10), Lead Vocal (1-12), Backing Vocals (1, 3, 4, 6-10, 12)
  • Davey Johnstone - Electric Guitar (1-12), Acoustic Guitar (1-4, 7-9, 11, 12), Slide Guitar (3, 5, 10), Leslie Guitar (5), Baritone Guitar (3, 6), Sitar Guitar (8), Dobro (1, 2, 6, 10), Backing Vocals (1, 5, 10)
  • John Jorgenson - Pedal Steel Duitar (4)
  • Nigel Olsson - Drums (1-12), Backing Vocals (1, 5, 10, 11)
  • Guy Babylon - Hammond Organ (2-9, 11, 12), Rhodes (6-9, 11), Programming (1-12), Orchestration (1-5, 7-12)
  • Jimmy Pankow - Trombone (6), Horn Arrangement (6)
  • Lee Loughnane - Trumpet (6)
  • Walter Parazaider - Tenor Saxophone (6)
  • Larry Klimas - Baritone Saxophone (6)
  • Bob Birch - Bass (1-10), Backing Vocals (1, 5, 10)
  • Martin Tillmann - Electric Cll (10)
  • John Mahon - Percussion (1-9, 11, 12), Programming (11), Backing Vocals (1, 5)
  • L'Tanya Shields - Choir (2, 3, 6)
  • Alecia Terry - Choir (2, 3, 6)
  • M. Denise Sims - Choir (2, 3, 6)
  • Rosalind McKnight - Choir (2, 3, 6)
  • Charles Bullock - Choir (2, 7-9, 11, 12)
  • Terrence Davis - Choir (2, 6-9, 11, 12)
  • Todd Honeycutt - Choir (2)
  • Adam McKnight - Choir (2, 6-9, 11, 12)
  • Mark Ford - Choir (6-9, 11, 12)

    Produced by Elton John
    Engineered and Mixed by Matt Still
    Orchestral Arrangements - Guy Babylon
    Orchestra Managers - Sandy De Crescent, David Low

    Violin - Endre Granat, Charlie Bisharat, Joel Derouin, Bruce Dukow, Eric J. Holser, Dimitrie Leivichi, Phillip Levy, Mark Robertson, Robin Olson, Sid Page, Mark Robertson, Anatoly Rosinskyand, Lisa M. Sutto
    Viola - Simon Oswell, Brian Dembrow, Victoria Miskolczy and James V. Ross
    Cello - Steve Erdody, Timothy Landauer, Stan Sharp and Martin Tillman
    Choirmaster ("The Voice Of Atlanta") - Adam L. McKnight
    Studio Co-ordinator - Adrian Collee
    Guitar Technician - Rick Salazar
    Drum Technician - Chris Sobchak
    Keyboard Technician - Tony Smith, Dale Sticha
    Assistant Engineers - John Holmes, Josh 'Frodo' Monroy, Jason Carson, Rob Skipworth, Tom Tapley and Josh McDonnell

    Photography - Sain Taylor-Wood
    Design by
    INTRO
    A&R Co-ordination - Derek and Toddlnterland

    Music by Elton John
    Lyrics by Taupin
    All Songs Published by
    HST MANAGEMENT Ltd. / ROUGE BOOZE, Inc.
    (Admmistered by WARNER / CHAPPELL)
    Musical Director - Davey Johnstone

    Recorded at TREE STUDIOS, Atlanta, GA
    The RECORD PLANT, Los Angeles, CA
    and
    SILENT SOUND, Atlanta, GA
    Mixed at
    RIGHT TRACK RECORDING, New York, NY and SILENT SOUND, Atlanta, GA
    Mastered by Bob Ludwig at
    GATEWAY MASTERING STUDIOS, Portland, ME

    Elton John plays YAMAHA Pianos

    Elton John would like to Thank ...

    Chidi Ameke, Eymeric Andrau, Celena Aponte, Anne Aslett, Guy Babylon, Virginia Banks, Johnny Barbis, Derek Baulcombe, Rod Beadles, Moira Bellas, Gauthier Bialek, Bob Birch, Charlie Bisharat, Daniela Bottard, Elise Bourquin, Keith Bradley, Laurent Brodt, Charles Bullock, Abigail Burfield, Gerrard Burini, Anita Campbell, Loretta Campbell-Allen, Jimmy Carroll, Greg Castell, Barbara Charone, Tami Chikami, Chris Clarke, Adrian Collee, Claire Collison, Bonelle Coltham, Christiane Cotte, Steve Crawford, Laura Croker, Mark Crossingham, Tom Cunningham, Fran Curtis, Debbie Dannell, Terrence Davis, Mike Dawson, Sandy De Crescent, Catherine DeMan, Valerie DeLong, Brian Dembrow, Joel Derouin, Jonathan Dixon, Jim Doyle, Bruce Dukow, Steve Erdody, John Fallows, Sheila and Fred Farebrother, Erika Farfan, Maxine Ferris, Mark Ford, Clive Franks, David Furnish, Kim Garner, Piu Ghosh, Steve Gordon, Lucian Grainge, Endre Granat, Alexandra Grane, Allen Grubman, Bob Halley, Steve Hamilton-Shaw, Jennifer Herbert, Lucy Hernandez, Mike Hewitson, Maureen Hillier, Connie Hfflman, Todd Honeycutt, Eric J. Hosier, Bruce Hunt, Todd Interland, Patrick Isherwood, Mark Jackson, Davey Johnstone, John Jorgenson, George Kangis, Eobert Key, Ed King, Leon Kirby, Larry Klimas, Andrew Kronfeld, Dan Kruchkow, David LaChapelle, Scarlett Lakin, Timothy Landauer, Mike Lee, Dimitrie Leivichi, Phillip Levy, Jon Lewis, Michael Lipman, Monte Lipman, Luke Lloyd-DavLes, James Locke, Lee Loughnane, David Low, Derek MacKfflop, John Mahon, Matt McCready, J.D. McDonald, Adam McKnight, Rosalind McKnight, Graham Merrin, Pete Mills, Victoria Miskolczy, Bruno , Doug Morris, David Nathan, Stuart Nelson, Jenny Newman, John Newman, Kevin O'Duffy, Sasha O'Keefe, O'Keefe, Robin Olson, Nigel Olsson, Simon Oswell, Chris Page, Sid Page, Jimmy Pankow, Walter Parazaider, DC Parmet, Patricia Paterson, Frank Presland, Simon Preston, Tim Preston, Simon Prytherch, George Quinlan, Guy Rampelberg, Bruce Besnikoff, Dave Reynolds, Bill Richards, Mark Robertson, Gilles Robitaille, Howard Rose, Anatoly Rosinsky, James V. Ross, Richard Salazar, Duncan Scott, John Scott, Sam Scott, Marcus Selhoff, Julie Sersansie, Stan Sharp, Debby Shaw, L'Tanya Shields, M. Denise Sims, Tony Smith, Chris Sobchack, Bob Stacey, Dale Sticha, Matt Still, Ade Stuart, Lisa Sutton, Dario Sverzut, Corky Tatara, Bernie Taupin, Heather Taupin, Sam Taylor-Wood, Jeff Tepich, Alecia Terry, Sian Thomas, Martin Tillmann, Comelis Van Den Dool, Bria Verdugo, Jeff Wenninger, Barry White, John Wright

    This album is dedicated to the memory of Gus and Sheila Dudgeon

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    Management for Elton John - Prank Presland, Derek MacKillop and Keith Bradley at TWENTY-FIRST ARTISTS Ltd.

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    1. Weight Of The World

      I'm weary and I'm staying up late
      And the rain hits my roof so hard
      You know I'm no longer thirty
      These days I'm happy to play
      One or two hands of cards
      I hate flies in the kitchen buzzing
      Disturbing the peace I've found
      Fortune and fame is so fleeting
      These days I'm happy to say
      I'm amazed that I'm still around

      And the weight of the world is off my back
      When we fell, we got up
      And crawled out the cracks
      Excuse me if I take some comfort in that
      Happy today, happy to play
      With the weight of the world off of my back

      Humidity hangs like a curtain
      Oh, it fogs up my glasses sometimes
      You know I've still got my eyesight
      These days I'm happy to see
      A sunset instead of a line

      And the weight of the world is off my back
      When we fell, we got up
      And crawled out the cracks
      Excuse me if I take some comfort in that
      Happy today, happy to play
      With the weight of the world off of my back

      There's a long list of names
      That I don't recall
      Even though my memory's good
      The rain washed away
      The lemons and weeds
      When the weight of the world weighed more than it should

      I hate flies in the kitchen buzzing
      Disturbing the peace I've found
      Fortune and fame is so fleeting
      These days I'm happy to say
      I'm amazed that I'm still around
      And the weight of the world is off my back
      When we fell, we got up
      And crawled out the cracks
      Excuse me if I take some comfort in that
      Happy today, happy to play
      With the weight of the world off of my back

      Happy today, happy to play
      With the weight of the world off of my back

    2. Porch Swing In Tupelo

      There's a porch swing in Tupelo
      In the shade of the south
      Where the sweet honey drips off that old hush-yo'-mouth
      It's a slow road on down
      That old Natchez Trace
      Through Alabama cotton fields to a state of grace
      It's a crisp golden Autumn
      On the Tennessee line
      Rolling down to Mississippi like you headed back in time
      Town's closed on Sunday
      Everybody's in church
      It's empty as the moon this place here on earth

      And this place don't change
      Some places move slow
      I'm just rocking myself on this porch swing in Tupelo
      I got nothing to do 'cept hang in the breeze
      Ghosts of the old south are all around me
      Yea swing high, yea swing low
      Here on this porch swing in Tupelo

      His mama must have loved him
      That truck drivin' boy
      With the grease monkey look and the rock 'n roll voice
      Well I was just thinkin' 'bout him
      'Cause I guess he sat here
      Singing all praise to God through poverty's tears

      And this place don't change
      Some places move slow
      I'm just rocking myself on this porch swing in Tupelo
      I got nothing to do 'cept hang in the breeze
      Ghosts of the old south are all around me
      Yea swing high, yea swing low
      Here on this porch swing in Tupelo

      And this place don't change
      Some places move slow
      I'm just rocking' myself on this porch swing in Tupelo
      I got nothing to do 'cept hang in the breeze
      Ghosts of the old south are all around me
      Yea swing high, yea swing low
      Here on this porch swing in Tupelo

      And this place don't change
      Some places move slow
      I'm just rocking' myself on this porch swing in Tupelo
      I got nothing to do but hang in the breeze
      The ghosts of the old south all around me
      Yea swing high, yea swing low
      On this porch swing in Tupelo

      Here on this porch swing in Tupelo

      Here on this porch swing in Tupelo

    3. Answer In The Sky

      Well they say that it's a fact
      If you watch the sky at night
      And if you stare into the darkness
      You might see celestial light

      And if your heart is empty
      And there's no hope inside
      There's a chance you'll find an answer in the sky

      Well they say that it's a shame
      If you have nothing to believe
      And if you can't hold on to something
      You might as well die where you sleep

      You don't need a prayer
      And there's no price to ask why
      Sometimes you'll find an answer in the sky

      And it's all so much bigger than it seems
      And it all overwhelms us now and then
      And I'm banking on a chance we believe
      That good can still control the hearts of men

      Sometimes you'll find an answer in the sky

      This life's a long old road
      We shouldn't have to walk alone
      But if you find the right companion
      You won't feel so worn out when you've grown

      All life is precious
      And every day's a prize
      And sometimes you'll find an answer in the sky

    4. Turn The Lights Out When You Leave

      Your bags out on the bed
      Your closet's all cleared out
      You say you're goin' to Jacksonville
      'Cause our love's all worn out
      You're searching in my eyes
      To try and find a tear
      But the well of my forgiveness
      Has dried up with the years

      You might still look pretty
      In that lacey little dress
      But I think you've got your signals crossed
      If you think that I'm a mess

      I ain't gonna die, I ain't gonna cry
      I won't wear my heart out on my sleeve
      You can take the car, but you won't break my heart
      Oh and darlin' turn the lights out when you leave
      I ain't gonna shake, I ain't gonna break
      I ain't gonna fall down on my knees
      So if everything's been said I'm heading back to bed
      Oh and darlin' turn the lights out when you leave

      It's like a prime time movie
      You play the part so well
      You do believe you're Heaven sent
      And livin' here is hell

      I hear it's hot in Florida
      And it's raining here tonight
      But the sun's gonna shine tomorrow
      And I'm gonna do alright

      You might still look pretty
      In that lacey little dress
      But I think you've got your signals crossed
      If you think that I'm a mess

      I ain't gonna die, I ain't gonna cry
      I won't wear my heart out on my sleeve
      You can take the car, but you won't break my heart
      Oh, and darlin' turn the lights out when you leave
      I ain't gonna shake, I ain't gonna break
      I ain't gonna fall down on my knees
      So if everything's been said I'm heading back to bed
      Oh and darlin' turn the lights out when you leave

      You might still look pretty
      In that lacey little dress
      But I think you've got your signals crossed
      If you think that I'm a mess

      I ain't gonna die, I ain't gonna cry
      I won't wear my heart out on my sleeve
      You can take the car, but you won't break my heart
      And darlin' turn the lights out when you leave
      I ain't gonna shake, I ain't gonna break
      I ain't gonna fall down on my knees
      So if everything's been said I'm heading back to bed
      Oh and darlin' turn the lights out when you leave

      So if everything's been said I'm heading back to bed
      Oh and darlin' turn the lights out when you leave

    5. My Elusive Drug

      I'm not the same as I used to be
      All the things you've heard seem hard to believe
      Haven't always been good, never really been bad
      Most times I've been happy, yea sometimes I've been sad
      Sure I've made mistakes, haven't we all
      I've been loose as a cannon and dumb as a wall
      Haven't always been sober in counting my ducks
      And if I look back now I've had my share of luck

      But the change didn't come over night
      I've been searching for you all my life
      All the habits that I couldn't handle
      I've swept them under the rug
      In exchange for the sweetest addiction
      You, my elusive drug

      I'm going to stay now, I really like it here
      I may paint your picture, and I might grow a beard
      There were times I was crazy couldn't handle my life
      Don't think you'd have liked me not at any old price

      But the change didn't come over night
      I've been searching for you all my life
      All the habits that I couldn't handle
      I've swept them under the rug
      In exchange for the sweetest addiction
      You, my elusive drug

      And I've taken the pills
      I got burnt out and chilled by the cold
      But I've no regrets and that being said
      You know cheap thrills can get pretty old

      Yeah, Yeah, oh Yeah

      But the change didn't come over night
      I've been searching for you all my life
      All the habits that I couldn't handle
      I've swept them under the rug
      In exchange for the sweetest addiction
      You, my elusive drug

      In exchange for the sweetest addiction
      You, my elusive drug

    6. They Call Her The Cat

      She threw back that shiny hair
      Like the mane on a Delta queen
      Gonna spend my last dime on a telephone call
      'Cause she's the wildest thing I've ever seen
      She was just plain mister once
      Got herself fixed up real good
      Just a little boy lost in the land of the free
      A wiggle and a walk away from womanhood

      Now they call her the cat
      And that's a stone fact
      They took a little of this
      She got a little of that
      Now Billy got a kitty
      He got something to scratch
      So they call her, yeah they call her the cat

      She just does that double act
      She got Babs and Joan down pat
      She got hips like Mick, she's a Rolling Stone
      Never seen a woman shake like that

      She was just plain mister once
      Got herself fixed up real good
      Just a little boy lost in the land of the free
      A wiggle and a walk away from womanhood

      Now they call her the cat
      And that's a stone fact
      They took a little of this
      She got a little of that
      Now Billy got a kitty
      He got something to scratch
      So they call her, yeah they call her the cat

      She's so fine that the water line
      Don't separate hot and cold
      She got stitched up bitchy by an old M.D.
      Now she's headed out to Hollywood or so I'm told

      Now they call her the cat
      And that's a stone fact
      They took a little of this
      She got a little of that
      Now Billy got a kitty
      He got something to scratch
      So they call her, yeah they call her the cat

      And that's a stone fact
      They took a little of this
      She got a little of that
      Now Billy got a kitty
      He got something to scratch
      So they call her, yeah they call her the cat

    7. Freaks In Love

      Me and you we're not that pretty
      Me and you could use a lift
      I'm out here on the corner crying
      I got ribbons but I got no gift

      Me and you we're all we've got
      Me and you could be our curse
      We've got bleeding hearts and flowers
      You got strings but you got no purse

      We're just freaks in love
      Saints above
      Shine on our sweet life
      Happy is the union
      Of fools and freaks alike

      And fearless are the idiots
      Among the hawks and doves
      We're on the outside looking in
      A couple of freaks in love

      There's a wonder in this weakness
      It's so beautiful sometimes
      Across the universe we're lightning
      In the race we're a step behind

      Me and you we're not for everyone
      Me and you we're damaged goods
      We're antique and unacceptable
      And just misunderstood

    8. All That I'm Allowed (I'm Thankful)

      Breaking down never seems to be that hard
      Falling short is always in the cards
      I'm on the road, sunrise is at my back
      Lost it all somewhere between the cracks

      I always hoped that I'd do better
      That I'd come out on top for once
      We all get what we deliver
      Then there are the lucky ones

      And I've got all that I'm allowed
      It'll do for me, I'm thankful now
      The walls get higher every day
      The barriers get in the way
      But I see hope in every cloud
      And I'm thankful, thankful
      I'm thankful, So thankful
      I'm thankful, I've got all that I'm allowed

      Leaving town gets to feel just like a job
      My desire never winds up on top
      I can say now I didn't want the moon
      It's out of reach somewhere beyond this room

      I always hoped that I'd do better
      That I'd come out on top for once
      We all get what we're delivered
      Then there are the lucky ones

      And I've got all that I'm allowed
      It'll do for me, I'm thankful now
      The walls get higher every day
      The barriers get in the way
      But I see hope in every cloud
      And I'm thankful, thankful
      I'm thankful, so thankful
      I'm thankful, I've got all that I'm allowed

      I always try to make things clear
      Then I watched as progress starts
      I only hope I'm standing here
      When heaven finally comes to call

    9. I Stop And I Breathe

      We are still all right
      We took it on the chin
      But in the thirteenth hour
      No one ever wins
      But we're strong enough
      Like traffic all tied up
      And when the static clears
      The radios still buzz

      And I stop and I breathe
      'Cause you wanted me
      And I wanted you so bad
      And I stop and I breathe
      'Cause I still believe
      No one really knows what it is that we have

      Like blood in a vein
      We chased this one down
      And in the darkest long night
      We turned it all around

      And it was coal-dusted snow
      That covered the fields
      But the corn it still grew
      And the injury healed

      And I stop and I breathe
      'Cause you wanted me
      And I wanted you so bad
      And I stop and I breathe
      'Cause I still believe
      No one really knows what it is that we have

      And I stop and I breathe
      'Cause you wanted me
      And I wanted you so bad
      And I stop and I breathe
      'Cause I still believe
      No one really knows what it is that we have

    10. Too Many Tears

      Did you see the first man on the moon?
      Have you seen the first light of day?
      When there wasn't someone stuck inside
      Something like the moon
      Something like a star that's lost its way
      Did you go to Dallas on that day?
      Have you been to where they broke a dream?
      Where there really isn't room for doubt
      Somehow we got lost
      And the truth is buried somewhere inbetween

      And everyone, everywhere
      Take time and dry your eyes
      'Cause too many tears, too many tears
      Have been cried
      Just look into that beautiful blue
      That beautiful blue, blue sky
      And know too many tears, too many tears
      Have been cried

      The mystery of why they had to leave
      I'm only one of thousands saying why
      Why a balcony in Memphis Tennessee
      Seems trapped in time
      Just an angry finger pointing at the sky

      Would you wait to stand inside his shoes?
      And is the best all you have to give
      The barefoot man lived a simple life
      I guess he knew
      Something's die so other things might live

      So everyone, everywhere
      Take time and dry your eyes
      'Cause too many tears, too many tears
      Have been cried
      Just look into that beautiful blue
      That beautiful blue, blue sky
      And know too many tears, too many tears
      Have been cried

      Oh come on everyone, everywhere
      Take time and dry your eyes
      'Cause too many tears, too many tears
      Have been cried
      Just look into that beautiful blue
      That beautiful blue, blue sky
      And know too many tears, too many tears
      Have been cried

    11. It's Getting Dark In Here

      It's getting dark in here
      Don't want to leave
      Shadow's falling
      And I believe
      Winds picking up
      Thing's so unclear
      I'm afraid of my shadow
      And it's getting dark in here
      I'm scared of strangers
      On the street
      World's so ugly
      I can't breath
      Moon's so spooky
      I'm close to tears
      I've lost it all
      And it's getting dark in here

      And the wait isn't worth what I'm getting
      Sometimes I feel I'm on fire
      I've been handed a curse and a blessing
      My life's been stripped down to the wire
      And I'm trying to get back and hold on
      Find someone somewhere who cares
      But the sun's always setting on my life
      And it's sure getting dark in here

      Don't talk about angels
      Or how I'll be saved
      I'm no coward
      But I'm not that brave
      Rags are blowing
      Rain's getting near
      I'm done with running
      And it's getting dark in here

      And the wait isn't worth what I'm getting
      Sometimes I feel I'm on fire
      I've been handed a curse and a blessing
      My life's been stripped down to the wire
      And I'm trying to get back and hold on
      Find someone somewhere who cares
      But the sun's always setting on my life
      And it's sure getting dark in here
      And the wait isn't worth what I'm getting
      Sometimes I feel I'm on fire
      I've been handed a curse and a blessing
      My life's been stripped down to the wire
      And I'm trying to get back and hold on
      Find someone somewhere who cares
      But the sun's always setting on my life
      And it's sure getting dark in here

      Yeah, the sun's always setting on my life
      And it's sure getting dark in here

    12. I Can't Keep This From You

      I can't keep this from you
      I've held it in so long
      It's time to tell the truth
      Keeping it from you is wrong
      I can't keep this from you
      It's so simple I'm afraid
      When I tell you how I feel
      You'll just laugh and call me crazy

      And I can't keep
      This love a secret
      And I don't want
      To go on longing
      I just want a chance for me to prove
      My love and I can't keep this from you

      I can't keep this from you
      It's hard to breathe in here
      I just seem to act the fool
      Every time I feel you near

      I can't keep this from you
      No matter what you say
      Anything is better now
      Than going through my life this way

      And I can't keep
      This love a secret
      And I don't want
      To go on longing
      I just want a chance for me to prove
      My love and I can't keep this from you

      And I love every move you make
      Can't you hear every heart you break?
      And don't you know when I hear your name?
      Just the sound of it shoots me down in flames

      And I can't keep
      This love a secret
      And I don't want
      To go on longing
      I just want a chance for me to prove
      My love and I can't keep this from you

      I can't keep
      This love a secret
      And I don't want
      To go on longing
      I just want a chance for me to prove
      My love and I can't keep this from you

      I just want a chance for me to prove
      My love and I can't keep this from you
      Oh no I just can't keep this from you