Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters

This tune stayed with me after watching “Almost Famous” for the billionth time. I always find it interesting which songs get caught in my conscience and which ones slide right off. With this movie it is usually a different Elton John song (“Tiny Dancer”) but not this time. Maybe it’s because I have heard it quite a lot over the past few months. Another song from the movie caught my attention too, but it’s so quiet and appears so quickly I need to do some research to see if I can figure it out. Until then, here’s:

“Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters”
by Elton John

And now I know
Spanish Harlem are not just pretty words to say
I thought I knew
But now I know that rose trees never grow in New York City

Until you’ve seen this trash can dream come true
You stand at the edge while people run you through
And I thank the Lord there’s people out there like you
I thank the Lord there’s people out there like you

While Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Sons of bankers, sons of lawyers
Turn around and say good morning to the night
For unless they see the sky
But they can’t and that is why
They know not if it’s dark outside or light

This Broadway’s got
It’s got a lot of songs to sing
If I knew the tunes I might join in
I’ll go my way alone
Grow my own, my own seeds shall be sown in New York City

Subway’s no way for a good man to go down
Rich man can ride and the hobo he can drown
And I thank the Lord for the people I have found
I thank the Lord for the people I have found

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By the way, I did find that song. It’s “River” by Joni Mitchell and I wrote about it previously https://gavin8r.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/two-songs-today-pt-2-021314/

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