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Songs You Love by Singers You Hate: Elton John – I’m still standing

I’ve grown to love this song so much that my de facto response to the casual question “How ya doin’?” is “I’m still standing.”

He that hath ears to hear. . . .

You could never know what it’s like
Your blood, like winter, freezes just like ice
And there’s a cold, lonely light that shines from you
You’ll wind up like the wreck you hide behind that mask you use
And did you think this fool could never win?
Well look at me, I’m a-coming back again
I got a taste of love in a simple way
And if you need to know while I’m still standing
You just fade away

 

Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did?
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
And I’m still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Once, I never coulda hoped to win
You starting down the road, leaving me again
The threats you made were meant to cut me down
And if our love was just a circus, you’d be a clown by now

You know I’m still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
And I’m still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)

 

[Instrumental Break]

Don’t you know that I’m still standing better than I ever did?
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
And I’m still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)

I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’m still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah)

{ 13 comments… add one }
  • Bilderback July 30, 2022, 5:47 PM

    I’ll only say it’s astonishing the old poof is still alive, let alone relevant. In two years I’ll be out of high school 50 years and I remember sitting in mechanical drawing class sophomore or junior year hearing Crocodile Rock on the radio. I guess most know Rush Limbaugh paid an extravagant amount to have Elton perform at his wedding to Catherine and he happily did so and posed for photos. So kudos to Mr. John for not still not being as big a fag as Neil Young.

  • Yuri and the Bezmenovs July 30, 2022, 7:17 PM

    Philadelphia Freedom is his best track.
    America is so great, foreigners write love songs to it.
    Maintain magnificent morale with music.

  • ThisIsNotNutella July 30, 2022, 7:27 PM

    He’s still standing because sitting down hurts like a bitch.

  • rabbit tobacco July 30, 2022, 8:10 PM

    crocodile rock is still my favorite

  • Callmelennie July 31, 2022, 5:45 AM

    No, everyone hasnt quite put their finger on it. I’ve got your Elton John trifecta of greatness … and it shall be Levon, Tiny Dancer and Rocket Man

  • Dirk July 31, 2022, 7:07 AM

    Mad man across the Water lives in my head.

  • Joel July 31, 2022, 7:44 AM

    He’s been on the radio since I was in high school and I never cared about him one way or another, neither particularly liked or disliked his music. If I thought about him it all it was to admire his longevity and wonder what the hell Levon and Daniel were supposed to be about.

    • ghostsniper July 31, 2022, 12:24 PM

      Levon likes his money, and Daniel’s red t lights.

      • Joel July 31, 2022, 5:49 PM

        Thanks, that clears everything right up.

  • leelu July 31, 2022, 8:15 AM

    Give they way the first half of this year has gone, mine is:
    “As you see me.”
    https://leelusplace.blogspot.com/2022/06/i-am-neurological-mess.html

  • leelu July 31, 2022, 8:17 AM

    Give they way the first half of this year has gone, mine is:
    “As you see me.”
    https://leelusplace.blogspot.com/2022/06/i-am-neurological-mess.html

  • Sid V July 31, 2022, 8:47 AM

    I’ve always loved this song – one of his best. Still gets a ton of airplay and deservedly so. You might be having a lousy day and then this comes on and suddenly things don’t seem so bad. Decent guitar solo in there to boot.

  • Gordon Scott July 31, 2022, 12:35 PM

    When Elton was performing for Rush’s wedding, Rush asked Elton if he was ever going to give up touring. Elton’s response was, “Are you ever going to give up radio?”

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