Elton John - Someone Saved My Life Tonight Lyrics




When I think of those East End lights, muggy nights
The curtains drawn in the little room downstairs
Prima Donna lord you really should have been there
Sitting like a princess perched in her electric chair
And it's one more beer and I don't hear you anymore
We've all gone crazy lately
My friends out there rolling round the basement floor

And someone saved my life tonight sugar bear
You almost had your hooks in me didn't you dear
You nearly had me roped and tied
Altar-bound, hypnotized
Sweet freedom whispered in my ear
You're a butterfly
And butterflies are free to fly
Fly away, high away, bye bye

I never realized the passing hours of evening showers
A slip noose hanging in my darkest dreams
I'm strangled by your haunted social scene
Just a pawn out-played by a dominating queen
It's four o'clock in the morning
Damn it listen to me good
I'm sleeping with myself tonight
Saved in time, thank God my music's still alive

And I would have walked head on into the deep end of the river
Clinging to your stocks and bonds
Paying your H.P. demands forever
They're coming in the morning with a truck to take me home
Someone saved my life tonight, someone saved my life tonight
Someone saved my life tonight, someone saved my life tonight
Someone saved my life tonight
So save your strength and run the field you play alone





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  1. Frances Finney

    Sadly beautiful

  2. James Stewart

    A timeless classic , wonderful.

  3. alfonso romero

    La música es el complemento de la vida

  4. Mike Panigot

    My favorite song from Sir Elton John. Always thought it didn't get the recognition it deserved.

  5. John Wilson

    his music is still alive

  6. Tim Hollamby

    Elton John has saved lives with this song Epic and brilliant...Hits hime everytime I hear it...

  7. Paul Isaac

    “Sitting like a Princess purched in her electric chair”

  8. Sean Reid

    "Someone shaved my wife tonight"

  9. John Walls

    Who's listening in 2020?!

  10. Andy Stafford

    OMFG!!
    Playing this on a night shift ...
    *"It's four o'clock in the morning, damnit, listen to me good..."*
    I look up at the clock, and it's 4am!!!

  11. Eleanor Ahenakew

    My all time favorite.... sugar bear

  12. Just Steve

    Without the drums, this would just be another good Elton Johnson song. Instead with the drums accenting, it's a superb one!

  13. Christine Camarillo

    When music was good!

  14. Graeme Millsteed

    Awesome song . He is up there with Elvis . Immortal !!

  15. Steve Shimmel

    “Sugar bear”. Love ya

  16. Trevor Marchildon

    DEAL WITH IT JUST NO IM HERE ALSO

  17. Trevor Marchildon

    MOTHER NATURE IS MOTHER NATURE I DIDNT MAKE THE RULES HE OR SHE UPSTAIRS DID?

  18. Trevor Marchildon

    LOVE YOU

  19. Trevor Marchildon

    EVERYONES BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY EYES TELL A STORY OF BEAUTY !!!!

  20. Trevor Marchildon

    WE ARE ALL BUTTERFLIES WITH EXTRA CHOCOLATE AND SPRINKLES LOL ITS TRUE!!

  21. Trevor Marchildon

    HUMANS SAVED MY WORLD TONIGHT OUR WORLD CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE XO LOVE YOU ALL BIG OR SMALL MAN OR MOUSE WOMEN OR WOWMAN LOL LETS FLY AWAY TOGETHER WINK WINK OK?

  22. MrJagxjsc12

    lost in THE GRAND SCHEME,....Nigel Olson,... for real. Nigel was intricate.

  23. joe hughes

    One of the best songs ever.

  24. Jesus Castro

    Peter Sinfield too

  25. Paul Fixx

    This is a Paul McCarney tune from the Beatles yellow sub. Go fig.

  26. Rain Beau

    There will never be such raw organic music like this, Beatles, Bowie, etc again.

  27. D. R. Cole

    Someone saved my life........

  28. Mel Smith

    Never thought in 73/74 that I would still cherish this song. Elton thank you for being a lifetime friend.2020

  29. Mike Mansfield

    Elton john is always in my memories!!

  30. Stephen Anderson

    Elton reckons that the seventies lasted forever his music will that's for sure.

  31. Matthew Coffey

    What a true treasure. I'm 57 and I've got my 14 year old son to appreciate the haunting beauty of this song and of the music of this man. Nothing today comes even close

  32. Kimberly Haugan

    I guess all those years dont mean a thing. I can't wait to count those rings. Chainsaw by the band perry
    Do not forget that what goes around does indeed come back around. Gabrielle and
    tom miller.

  33. Dan Mackey

    I am SO happy to say I grew up listening to Elton John in The San Fernando Valley in L.A.!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Ken Bray

    What a duo Bernie Taupin and Elton John together they are magical just wish Bernie would get more credit for all those incredible lyrics ! As magical today as it was when it first came out...

  35. Brandon Werner

    Thank you

  36. Denise Hedden

    🥀Remarkable song🥀

  37. The Wandering Samurai

    I’m here from Pere Callahan

  38. L. ANGEL LOVE

    JULY 1980

  39. Kathryn Poole

    My sister had this album and I would stare at the cover for hours on end. If you've never seen it up close, you are missing out . SO MANY odd and weird and fantastic things hidden in it.

  40. ambercrombie789

    I used to sneak down to basement of G2 with my cheapo cassette recorder to listen to this song when I was a fourth classman. Good times!

  41. RKRTVRS

    Thank God for friends and Texas!

  42. Susan Keech

    I'm I the youngest one who listens to this I'm 34

    Dylan

    Gf showed me this today. Shes 24

  43. Wolfwolveswolf

    ELTON JOHN ~ BERNIE TAUPIN

  44. Brian Daniels

    "Altar-bound, hypnotised, sweet freedom whispered in my ear..."

  45. clifford byrd

    I still remember the first time I heard Elton John. 1970 at summer camp " take me to the pilot" I said who is this? I listened to my transistor for days trying to hear it again. What a genius I quickly found out.

  46. mark Rogers

    I'm 65 and a Beatle fan. Eltons so talented as others in that top class of music that changed my life. loved alot of music through the years. Glad i;m a live and, thank God for this journey. God Bless

  47. Jason Martin

    Pere Callahan, anyone?

  48. Bart Smith

    Thank you Reginald Dwight for being you.

  49. CONNECTELECTRIC

    *2020!*

  50. Alexzee Questen

    I love Elton, and this song is in the Stephen King Dark Tower books, perfectly fits

  51. marco marco

    WOW!!!! not heard that sinc i was a kid around 10 years old ,,now 59 and rememberd almost every word

  52. Michael Schwartz

    Always another side to the story.......... here's a 2010 update about the dear gal in this tale https://www.therecord.com/whatson-story/2559001-elton-john-s-former-fianc-e-seeks-a-chance-to-reconnect/

  53. Logan Leone

    As a fan Sir Elton John I thank you for giving the world such beautiful music, I’ve been a fan since I was 13 years old. For the past 6 years your music has lifted me during my darkest times, and given me strength. You saved MY life Elton ;)

  54. Chantelle Rogers

    Synthesizer at 5:30 beautiful

  55. Levi Campbell

    She is the EGO !

  56. Gord H

    She nearly had me roped and tied...Goodbye sugarbear

  57. Chantelle Rogers

    Drummer is amazing on this

  58. Chantelle Rogers

    Beautiful song

  59. Zelda Williams

    "Sweet freedom whisper in my ear." Someone saved my life tonight!😢

    Levi Campbell

    We are children of the Lie !
    "If the Son/Sun share set you FREE You SHALL be Free indeed" !
    YOU are the SON and TRUTH IS THE FREEDOM FIGHTER !
    BUT Truth is hidden like gold silver and diamonds,,, ONLY those who hunger and thirst after Righteousness/Right-ness shall find. 🙏🏼💜🙏🏼
    Wake up children.

  60. Anna Butrim

    We had this on a 45 record. My brothers were big fans of Elton. So glad to have grown up with this wonderful music.

  61. Thomas Adkins

    this takes me to my youth every time. beautiful

  62. Bubba Wayne

    Growing up as a teen with a father who lived like a rebel without a cause and hearing these soulful songs again are real meaningful and , many nights spent I spent chasing a feeling with my friends who were always searching for the next high, those years etched in the songs of Elton John , thank you Elton,

  63. Beth Bockus

    T Brown from Manchester, Mo . 70's? You out there ? Its B Lo

  64. tracey born

    My mom died at 83 and this was her favorite song one of the most beautiful songs ever written Bernie taupin Elton John the best duo in history

  65. David Hazelden

    Lovely song shame the words are about dodging anothers love. But there you go.

    Landon Lira

    You heard him. She's a dominating queen. Lol

    TheBatugan77

    @Landon Lira
    A queen dominating a queen?
    Go figure.

  66. Annie Bastian-Baldwin

    Wow. Almost 7 minutes long and doesn’t drag at all. Such a fantastic song.

  67. Candy Banks

    No better outro in recorded music history.

  68. r m smith

    a lot of great music came out of Bernie and Elton.

  69. RG Pain

    Mad Man across the water,in high school,getting high digging on El and Bern I'm 65 can you dig it

  70. Steph Sancia

    Bought this in 76 and MUSIC has saved my Life REPEATEDLY, ETERNALLY ❤️ Thank Goodness for Music ❤️

  71. Lightnings Hand 319

    JoeDallas.com
    You still have a chance Elton.
    Find a woman

  72. chris miller

    history is the fat chick ya pick up in the bar

  73. chris miller

    and yet bill clinton won 96

  74. Cary Elliott

    Butterfly's are free to fly. love it

  75. william cochran

    Thank God my music's still alive!

  76. John Robbins

    My copy of this album was stolen from my dorm room when I was in my Senior year of college.

  77. Desiree Hall

    Memories of wat once was..

  78. Ken Bray

    When I think of those east end lights
    Muggy nights
    And the curtains drawn in the little room downstairs
    Pre Maddona lord you know you should of been there
    Sitting like a princess perched in your electric chair
    And it's one more beer and I don't hear you anymore
    We've all gone crazy lately
    My friends out there rolling round the basement floor

    Someone saved my life tonight sugar bear
    You almost had your hooks in me didn't ya dear
    You nearly had me roped and tied
    Alter bound, hypnotized
    Sweet freedom whispered in my ear
    Your a butterfly and butterflies are free to fly
    Fly away high away bye bye

    Never realized the passing hours of evening showers
    Slip noose hanging in my darkest dream
    And strangled by your haunted social scene
    Just a pawn out played by a dominating queen
    It's four O'clock in the morning
    Listen too me good
    I'm sleeping with myself tonight
    Saved in time thank God my music's still alive

    Someone saved my life tonight sugar bear
    You almost had your hooks in me didn't ya dear
    You nearly had me roped and tied
    Alter bound, hypnotized
    Sweet freedom whispered in my ear
    Your a butterfly and butterflies
    Are free to fly
    Fly away high away bye bye

    I would of walked head on
    To the deep end of the river
    Clinging to your stocks and bonds

    Someone saved my life tonight
    Someone saved my life tonight
    Someone saved my life tonight
    Someone saved my life tonight
    Someone saved my life tonight
    Someone saved my life tonight

    So take your friends and run the field
    You lay low
    Someone saved my life tonight sugar bear
    You almost had your hooks in me didn't ya dear
    You nearly had me roped and tied
    Alter bound, hypnotized
    Sweet freedom whispered in my ear
    Your a butterfly and butterflies are free to fly
    Fly away high away bye bye......

  79. millard thompson

    LOVED THIS FROM DAY ONE

  80. Andrea Belle

    My friends dad had 3 million now they are dead encoding Annette why.. FU James

  81. Karen Macintosh

    Thank God my music's still alive.

  82. George Vreeland Hill

    Elton John forever. Forget this 2019/2020 stuff. Elton is timeless.

  83. Movie News

    those romanovs'

  84. David Sanchez

    Sadly, Elton John and others may go down with the British "royalty" along with corrupt Hollywood in the final conclusion of Sex-Gate! Prince Andrew leading the way!

    Ken Bray

    David Sanchez I personally can't stand the Royal family, there a bunch of hob snobs that live off all the tax payers money ! Just because one is considered Royalty doesn't mean they have class, just today on the news I saw Prince Andrew walk right by Mike Pence as he shook everyone's had and walked right by our Vice President what a douche bag ! Harry and Megan made the right choice by leaving that crappy family lol....

    David Sanchez

    @Ken Bray At least one source has commented that the Harry and Megan split with "the royals" in Britain is possibly a political move since Harry will be in a position to run for Prime Minister of Canada. If true, this will consolidate "the royals" control on world government once elected!

  85. Manuel Flores

    Fantastica composicion que forma parte del soundtrack de vida. Thank you so much Sir Elton.

  86. Tina Smith

    1st album I ever bought for myself, lived in NYC, the Bronx, no one could understand why I loved Elton John’s music so much.. so glad I didn’t care what other people thought, still love his music....

  87. Linda Mueller

    Always been one of my favorites..

  88. Lapinte Laurent

    2:20... I bought The very best of 2cd for this song ! So delightfull !

  89. Greg McKinney

    Quite possibly history's greatest rock album. I've heard it at least 500 times and it just gets better and better.

  90. current_interest

    Hamlet 2!

  91. cheriekruebbe

    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙌🙌

  92. Frederick Chavré

    Those days...bring em back!

  93. ELIAKIM Joseph Sophia

    Meghan and Harry won't save Elton John!

  94. Will Ritter

    I'd be honored if some Elton John fans would take a listen to my acoustic piano & vocal performances of LEVON and ROCKET MAN on my YT channel in tribute to 2 musical legends (Elton & Bernie). Live acoustic with no autotune. Thanks and peace.

  95. Ed Harvey

    Hamlet 2 brought me here