Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Lyrics

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

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Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Comments
  1. rats kobek

    I saw the movie a few weeks ago snd haven't been able to get this song out of my head.fabulous.

  2. Desiree Hall

    So sad to hear this after all these 💔😢 years..
    Had this lp in 1974.. I was 14..

  3. rhymeandreasoning

    Is this song about Elton and Bernie, from Bernie's POV? I LOVE THIS SONG. Even more so after having watched, ROCKETMAN.

  4. Ferjie Akira

    Chilling with this song sitting in my couch while watching on my window on a cold weather outside.

  5. Ben Daniels

    All y’all uncultured swine talkin bout havin to google this song smh

  6. David Roldan González

    This song is my favorite a remember my dad and my mom

  7. Amberlily. xx

    ive watched rocketman nearly 5 times, it is honestly incredible!! would definitely recommend watching it if you can 10/10

  8. James Turner

    My dad had this record, and this was my first Fav. song. Use to throw it on the player and listen to it over and over.

  9. Road Rover

    The lyrics are dumb

    Road Rover

    @Deep Heat read them

    Deep Heat

    @Road Rover

    You know that Bernie was brought up on a farm in Lincolnshire don't you?

    Road Rover

    @Deep Heat And?

  10. efa S

    Me hearing this song in restaurant: oooo i love this song

    Also me: *googles* Ahhhhhh ahhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhh song

  11. Lord Slifer

    This song means a lot after you seen the movie because he probably made this right before he told his first manager that he was going to get a new manager.

  12. sambuka1990

    2020 anyone?


    Yes it is.

    Deep Heat

    Oh stop that shit please. Can stand another year of that dopey bloody comment!

  13. Thu Hang Pham

    i have just lost my phone and now i listen to this and I scream 'Ahhhhh ahhhh"

  14. marcus ivery

    Hollywood didn't do a good job telling Elton John's story in Rocket Man.

  15. Send Help

    I typed “aaahh aaahhh ahh ah ah ah ah ah classic song”, close enough

  16. Porcelain Submarine

    My favorite Elton song. Amazing seeing it live ❤️!

  17. Juan antonio juarez

    All i want is walk on a yellow brick road on my dying time to get to my parents up above in heaven

  18. Dizzyglow55

    My old man used to blare this when he’d come home hammered and I just fell in love with it

  19. Good Smell

    I'm the very first person to listen this wonderful song in 2020!!!😍

    Sub Cutie

    Good Smell wow, congratulations! It’s a beautiful song <3

  20. David T

    Lets not forget Bernie T.

  21. Dania Lopez

    simplemente bella cancion de elton jonh

  22. josef stalin

    My left testicle was eaten by a frog because of this song

  23. Kyle Downs

    I saw Elton John at Nassau veterans on Long Island for the first time and I am 26 years old when he played this song I had the goosebumps with this song what a amazing show I’ve ever been to! I will never for get that concert

  24. Emily Horan

    probably one of my favorite Elton songs, if not my favorite.

  25. Michael Savin

    So mabe .abtmmkk

  26. Michael Savin

    Tired got 1st

  27. Michael Savin

    In an instant

  28. Michael Savin

    Wow Heaven

  29. gt seven 5

    He chose Hell!! That's where the yellow brick road goes!! Lol

    Deep Heat

    Oh go away you religious nuisance!

  30. Nick Randles

    “This boy’s too young to be singing the blues.”

    My fuck, have I ever been there. Smh

  31. Dave Beaudry

    Boys To Young To Be Singing The Blues ☺ 2020

  32. Ego Builders

    I sing this in my car out loud when the song is not even on.

  33. Donizete Maciel

    sensacional flashback. neste dia de natal 25/12/2019 em familia . pesando na minha neta Alice

  34. Marie Szczesny

    Literally have listened to Elton John all of entire life. His music is timeless. My kids even listen to him now!

  35. hee hee

    this is just so beautiful

  36. Ashleigh W

    As 2019 come to an end and we think back on the decade, this still remains and will always be one of, if not the best song ever written.

  37. Little Nuevas

    Beautiful song

  38. itsnotthesamething

    This song speaks volumes! Just left the sparkling city on the hill, and the narcissists it holds. Been there so long, I'm blown away how nice people can be where I am now. Loving the rural life!

  39. Knightshift 2.0

    The lyrics

    Are onscreen

  40. Anselmo De Araujo Dias

    Beautiful Song

  41. CharizardBoy 921

    When you realize the only lyric you know is ahhhhh ahhh ahhh

  42. Jonny Monroe

    elton john ha got to be one of the most influential musicians of all time his music is timeless and live on in our hearts for generations

  43. Michael Savin

    Hunting the HORNY Back Toad

  44. Michael Savin

    Goodbye Yellow Brick road

  45. Michael Savin

    Maybe you get a replacement

  46. Michael Savin

    Semper Fi

  47. Michael Savin

    No shi $t

  48. Michael Savin

    #1 on my Eternal playlist

  49. Michael Savin

    Semper Fi

  50. Amaro Törres


  51. The System


  52. Joseph Marie de Gaulle Charles André

    Yellow brickkkkkkkk road

  53. James Bennett

    this song gives me a collosal feeling that i cant explain love you elton

  54. Henry_Ballins

    I should have LISTENED TO MY OLD MAN..

    J Bro

    Too bad his old man was a cold hearted asshole who never showed Elton any love. Elton just wanted his dad to hug him. 😭

  55. Michael Savin

    A bit of my Life was spent listening to this song

  56. Michael Savin

    Going Back To My Plow

    Deep Heat


  57. Michael Savin

    Plenty like Me to be found

  58. Michael Savin

    Hard to tell..........Worship Them Both Equally

  59. Michael Savin

    When I hear it I think He could beat Steely Dan as my Favorite

    Deep Heat

    Funny enough I love the Dan too. For amount of great tracks probably Elton but musical cred...close but maybe the Dan!

  60. Deep Heat

    There is not a lot I bought into this world & even less I will probably leave it with but *Elton, Bowie & early Genesis'* + a few others music will hopefully remain in my soul for eternity wherever that may be.... I'm proud of my nation for bringing so much great music to the planet, we hardly get *ANY* shout outs on that, & my generation for being open minded enough to spread it!

  61. Barak Salem

    SIR Elton the greatest

  62. Alex Vetter

    Out of all the aaaahhhh aaaahhhh aaaaahhhhhs in songs these are the best

  63. Merge McAdoo

    Who else searched Elton John Ahhhhhh Ahhhhhh Ahhhhhh

  64. Sarmed Baiati

    One of his most wonderful songs ever I heared belong to 70s.

  65. Jose Oliveira

    Y love y love y love eternal

  66. Jose Oliveira

    Amo amo amo amo

  67. Doreen Jeschek

    This songs the bets 1000000000 times better then hey jude

  68. Marilou Morgan

    Best rock n roll musician ever!

  69. Mouko#1 The Real One

    2019 ANYONE ENJOY !

  70. Rosemere Merces


  71. Adam Kiehl

    Hate to say it but the movie wasn't as good as everyone said it was

    Deep Heat

    I thought it was pretty good. Not the best I've ever seen but the time flew which is a good sign....

    maybe not your bag but the one about _Oasis_ - *Supersonic* is amazing!

  72. ma sz

    I'd heard this song as a little child and forgot the title for almost 20 years, I finally found it today <3

  73. gustavo algusto do nascimento

    Grande Elton John linda música perfeita saudade desse tempo que não volta mais saudades

  74. Michael M.

    I was 16 when this song first hit the airwaves. Wow...brings back memories. Loved it then, love it still. Classics never die

    James Bennett

    hell yeah

  75. Alex Jones

    Quality music.

  76. Fandom girl

    All I see is the scene when this was playing in Rocketman.

  77. Dave Hanson

    Bought this album when I was a Freshman in High School.... It was a watershed moment for me..... Here I am 59 years older..... Have grandchildren now, and trying to figure out just where in the hell those years went to......

  78. Lazer Man

    this song is came out when they launched the london underground 1973 stock on the picadilly line which is still here now in 2019!!!

  79. emilio rodrigez morales

    Listen x2
    You’re welcome

  80. Christina Miami

    Estoy aqui por el kdrama "I wanna hear your song".

  81. Politicamente Informando

    So goodbye yellow brick road

  82. Piratita Doll


  83. Elizabeth mojita

    Emotional memories
    To never give up!

  84. Luismar Oliveira

    1974. Eu era feliz.

  85. Jimmy Carter

    Still have this lp

  86. Schilt Shots

    I am 13 years old and recently heard my mom listening to this song, but all i could remember is ahhhh.. ahh.ahhh. I looked for months and just found it. And wow this is a masterpiece

  87. ECCH Store

    Very iconic accords!

  88. Kejsi Nuredini

    Hey jude: the greatest nananananas in music history
    Goodbye yellow brick road: the greatest ahhhh ahhh ahhs in music history

  89. rel lycka

    Quanto è bella❤❤❤❤❤

  90. Steve Madak

    Lol the lyrics written on the screen are completely wrong

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  92. Alec Gibbs

    One of the greatest Rock songs of all time

  93. LiLyYoBfF LOL!!!

    I love this song

  94. Jai Shankar

    After American hustle !

  95. adrien prevost

    elton was a part of my youth and getting older still give me the strenght and love of this world

  96. jg pliskin

    I've never felt like such a push pop...

  97. J Bro

    Thumbs up if you loved it when Elton John and Eminem hugged each other at the Grammys