Elton John /

Ballad of the Boy in the Red Shoes

I'm stoned in the twilight
Screaming on the inside
Give me your water, help me survive
Gonna miss the sunlight
When I lose my eyesight
Give me my red shoes, I want to dance

They search for an answer
But that old man wouldn't listen
Back then I was handsome
Back then he was ignorant

[chorus]
And shave off the years now, it's all inside my head
The boy in the red shoes is dancing by my bed
Put them in a box somewhere, put them in a drawer
Take my red shoes, I can't wear them anymore

Had garlands in the wings back then
All the pretty little things back then
Calling out my name, oh what fame brings
After curtain calls and bows
I can't see the front row now
Hand me my red shoes just one more time

They pushed aside our presence
They refused to go the distance
Back then I was Sigmund
Back then he wouldn't listen

[repeat chorus]

They pushed aside our presence
They refused to go the distance
Back then I was Sigmund
Back then he wouldn't listen
Back then I was handsome
Back then he was ignorant

[repeat chorus]

Put them in a box somewhere, put them in a drawer
Take my red shoes, I can't wear them anymore
(Take my red shoes) I can't wear them anymore
(Take my red shoes) I can't wear them anymore