Musik von Elton John
Text von Bernie Taupin
© 1972 Dick James Music Limited
When I look back,
Boy, I must have been green,
Boppin' in the country,
Fishing in a stream.
Lookin' for an answer,
Trying to find a sign,
Until I saw your city lights,
Honey, I was blind.
They said get back, Honky Cat,
Better get back to the woods,
Well, I quit those days and my redneck ways,
And oh, oh, oh, oh, the change is gonna do me good.
You better get back, Honky Cat,
Livin' in the city ain't where it's at.
It's like tryin' to find gold in a silver mine,
It's like tryin' to drink whisky from a bottle of wine.
Well I read some books, and I read some magazines
About those high class ladies
Down in New Orleans,
And all the folks back home said I was a fool,
They said, believe in the Lord,
Is the golden rule
They said stay at home, boy, you gotta tend the farm,
Livin' in the city, boy,
Is going to break your heart.
But how can you stay, when your heart says no,
How can you stop,
When your feet say go.