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Elton John — Amoreena
Album: Tumbleweed Connection
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Total ratings: 2810









Released: 1970
Length: 4:54
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Lately, I've been thinking, how much I miss my lady
Amoreena's in the cornfield, brightening the daybreak
Living like a lusty flower, running through the grass for hours
Rolling through the hay like a puppy child

And when it rains, the rain falls down
Washing out the cattle town
And she's far away somewhere in her eiderdown
And she dreams of crystal streams
Of days gone by when we would lean,
Laughing, fit to burst, upon each other

I can see you sitting, eating apples in the evening
The fruit juice flowing slowly, slowly, slowly
Down the bronze of your body
Living like a lusty flower, running through the grass for hours
Rolling through the hay, whoa, like a puppy child

And when it rains, the rain falls down
Washing out the cattle town
And she's far away somewhere in her eiderdown
And she dreams of crystal streams
Of days gone by when we would lean,
Laughing, fit to burst, on each other

Oh if only, I could nestle in the cradle of your cabin
My arms around your shoulders, the windows wide and open
While the swallow and the sycamore are playing in the valley
Oh, I miss you Amoreena, like the king bee misses honey.

And when it rains, the rain falls down
Washing out the cattle town
And she's far away somewhere in her eiderdown
And she dreams of crystal streams
Of days gone by when we would lean,
Laughing, fit to burst, on each other

And when it rains, the rain falls down
Washing out the cattle town
And she's far away somewhere in her eiderdown
And she dreams of crystal streams
Of days gone by when we would lean,
Laughing, fit to burst, on each other
Comments (276)add comment
 Styopa wrote:

So many better artists than this tosspot, pretty boring and shite lyrics but we’ve all been told he’s a legend. Shit hair to boot and dubious views on children . . . .



What a crock this. comment! Elton first two albums, try listen to them all the way through and I believe your opinion might be considerably altered!!!
So many better artists than this tosspot, pretty boring and shite lyrics but we’ve all been told he’s a legend. Shit hair to boot and dubious views on children . . . .
Classic Elton, at his best back in the day.
However, this is 'mellow'?
oh my! i love this. one of my top five fav elton tunes. great album, too. 
 ozzie1313 wrote:

In earlier years when Elton was Leon Russell he was spellbinding; in later years when he was Liberace, not so much



Sir Elton's talent is undisputed in whatever phase you wish to put him into. 
 ozzie1313 wrote:

In earlier years when Elton was Leon Russell he was spellbinding; in later years when he was Liberace, not so much




Very clever comment! 
 buckshot wrote:

Don't forget Leonard Cohen, Arcade Fire and The Band (Robbie Robertson et al)! 


feist
 Tippster wrote:

I agree (also love Madman across the Water) but this is one of my least favorite songs on the album.

“Least favorite” still rates a 10.  That’s how good this album is.  

 ozzie1313 wrote:

In earlier years when Elton was Leon Russell he was spellbinding; in later years when he was Liberace, not so much


Elton John has always been Elton John, including when he made this amazing track.  He chose his career and did what he wanted to do and is still, to this day, doing so. 

Also: Liberace was an amazing artist in his time (At the height of which he was the highest-paid entertainer in the world), so this isn't probably the insult you were looking for.
damn - I love this song so much...  
 bullshipped wrote:

Mediocre at best


Spare us your blather
 wastemyday1 wrote:

You know Bill ... there are more tunes than this on that album right ?



<Looking at the Tumbleweed Connection catalog on RP> I'm pretty sure he does.
You know Bill ... there are more tunes than this on that album right ?
 pinto wrote:

Not a bad start although you double-dipped by claiming both The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner-Overdrive. But keep making 'em and we'll do our best to appreciate them. But you might want to back off your enthusiasm for Paul Anka just a tad though.


The Guess Who and BTO both had Randy Bachman. Hardly a double-dip in the context of the bands themselves.
Mediocre at best
Bernie's lyrics are so trippy.
Bernie's lyrics don't usually tell a story, so much as they paint a picture. Even after all these years, wow.
c.
ahhhh, the Taupin years.
 Tomasni wrote:

My rating goes down from 8 to a very weak 7     I skip ! 

You must have a very busy PSD finger if you skip 7 and lower...

 cc_rider wrote:
How did Canada get dragged into this discussion? And why did Canada get so much ink, on this song? Sheesh.
c.
 

Don't forget William Shatner.
How did Canada get dragged into this discussion? And why did Canada get so much ink, on this song? Sheesh.
c.
 buckshot wrote:

Don't forget Leonard Cohen, Arcade Fire and The Band (Robbie Robertson et al)! 
 
Just the name RUSH would close the discussion :)
 Stratocaster wrote:


Canada's record speaks for itself.

The Guess Who.
Neil Young.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
Rush.
Bryan Adams.
Paul Anka.
Gordon Lightfoot.
Joni Mitchell.
John Kay (Steppenwolf).
David Clayton-Thomas (Blood Sweat & Tears)
Bruce Cockburn.
Loverboy.
Blue Rodeo.
Cowboy Junkies.
Tragically Hip.
Jeff Healey.
Barenaked Ladies.
Alanis Morisette.
Shania Twain.
Sarah McLachlan.
Diana Krall.

etc etc etc and these are only the ones I could come up with off the top of my head.

While many of these artists may not be your personal taste, almost everyone has heard them on the radio, and they have made a contribution to the music of the world. So, technically - Canada does rock.

Oh, and I love this EJ cut as well.  Tumbleweed is one album I never owned, and I have no idea why. 
 
Don't forget Leonard Cohen, Arcade Fire and The Band (Robbie Robertson et al)! 
 MissAmy wrote:
More old school Elton, please!
 
We always get plenty here on RP.
Pow, right in the feels!
Such a brilliant period for them both. Godlike.
First few piano keys, I thought it was "Take A Look At Me Now," by Phil Collins.  Then the guitar starts, and I thought it was "Madman Across the Water" by EJ.

Gods, my life has been sheltered.
It's so good it is the only Elton John song I need tho I love the album too and it is the only one of his I have /need
One of the few EJ songs which I really like.
 tlbritton wrote:
Excellent!  Going to see "Rocketman" Friday.  Hope it's much better than "Bohemian Rhapsody".
 

Very different movies.  Rocketman is like remembering via EJ's mind.  Very disconnected, but awesome just the same.  Very good attempt by a young actor at singing some amazing songs.
Just occurred to me that Amoreena could refer to an italian colloquiallism "amorina".. "little (female) love".  Lovely song. As others have requested: more early Elton please!
Excellent!  Going to see "Rocketman" Friday.  Hope it's much better than "Bohemian Rhapsody".
My rating goes down from 8 to a very weak 7     I skip ! 
 pevend wrote:
I never disparaged Canadians' ability to rock, although I started to reconsider when I found out that Justin Bieber is a Canadian export.
 
You just did.  Cheap shotting all Canadians for one export is bad enough.  Doing so by selecting a pop musician as your measuring stick for "rock-ability" is worse.  

"I never disparaged American's ability to rock, although I started to reconsider when I found out Ariana Grande is an American export", see... sounds messed up.



 dickmahoon wrote:
When Elton was good.
 
good? GREAT
Awesome! Back when Elton was relevant force!
Amoreena was the opening credits background music for the Pacino film "Dog Day Afternoon"

Good Stuff.
When Elton was good.
THIS is MY Elton John.
 ozzie1313 wrote:
In earlier years when Elton was Leon Russell he was spellbinding; in later years when he was Liberace, not so much

 
Haha - really like that!
(Although - as a '77 born, who stumbled upon EJ via his "Muppet Show" appearance! - I loved much of his 80s stuff very much as well. But as a piano player myself: His old songs are magical!) 
Same argument, except this was in 1977, in Canada, Waterloo Ontario.  Friend was visiting from Oxford England.  We compared every Canadian rock group to Brit rock group, and with what was coming out of England at the time.  Conclusion: country cousins to the mother ship, for sure.
 Stratocaster wrote:


Canada's record speaks for itself.

The Guess Who.
Neil Young.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
Rush.
Bryan Adams.
Paul Anka.
Gordon Lightfoot.
Joni Mitchell.
John Kay (Steppenwolf).
David Clayton-Thomas (Blood Sweat & Tears)
Bruce Cockburn.
Loverboy.
Blue Rodeo.
Cowboy Junkies.
Tragically Hip.
Jeff Healey.
Barenaked Ladies.
Alanis Morisette.
Shania Twain.
Sarah McLachlan.
Diana Krall.

 
 
Not a bad start although you double-dipped by claiming both The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner-Overdrive. But keep making 'em and we'll do our best to appreciate them. But you might want to back off your enthusiasm for Paul Anka just a tad though.
 Mallereena wrote:
Thanks guys for playing this!  My name is Amoreena and in my 38 years I've never ever heard my song on the radio!  What joy.  Thanks again!  

  Did he write the song for you?


I miss young inspired Elton.
wow! my missus Amoreena... no one ever plays her song... many thanks RP!!!

{#Bananajam}
Thanks guys for playing this!  My name is Amoreena and in my 38 years I've never ever heard my song on the radio!  What joy.  Thanks again!  
"The fruit juice flowing slowly, slowly, slowly, down the bronze of your body...."

Man, I miss the hedonism of the late 60's - early 70's! 
 grahamdillabough wrote:
This whole album is on my desert island list.  His best, in my opinion.

 
I agree (also love Madman across the Water) but this is one of my least favorite songs on the album.
I stop everything I do when I hear this song. Hasn't aged, hasn't withered away its lyrical sheen.
This whole album is on my desert island list.  His best, in my opinion.
love this.
Man, Bill played this tune yesterday and I got all wistful for the album. My only copies are a vinyl original and a SACD that I can't rip. I had to buy a third frickin' copy of the album to get the MP3s.

Now two days in a row huh.  :)

Mojo
 Proclivities wrote:

Loverboy?!!  You forgot Terry Jacks and Corey Hart.  {#Wink}

 
I cannot see how a Canadian is not aware of GYBE...a top 10 band.
Best Elton John album IMO.

Still a great album :)


I miss how EJ back then had a way of playing the piano like it was a living, breathing thing...he sang with such a powerful passion, too!
{#Daisy}
 Stratocaster wrote:


Canada's record speaks for itself.

The Guess Who.
Neil Young.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
Rush.
Bryan Adams.
Paul Anka.
Gordon Lightfoot.
Joni Mitchell.
John Kay (Steppenwolf).
David Clayton-Thomas (Blood Sweat & Tears)
Bruce Cockburn.
Loverboy.
Blue Rodeo.
Cowboy Junkies.
Tragically Hip.
Jeff Healey.
Barenaked Ladies.
Alanis Morisette.
Shania Twain.
Sarah McLachlan.
Diana Krall.

etc etc etc and these are only the ones I could come up with off the top of my head.

While many of these artists may not be your personal taste, almost everyone has heard them on the radio, and they have made a contribution to the music of the world. So, technically - Canada does rock.

Oh, and I love this EJ cut as well.  Tumbleweed is one album I never owned, and I have no idea why. 

 
Loverboy?!!  You forgot Terry Jacks and Corey Hart.  {#Wink}
man, I love this song so much...    Elton was so great back then...
He was a singer then and slowly became a hollerer. Maybe it was the throat surgery. When he was good he was very very good and when he is bad ….
Love this
Simply amazing! So soulful!
I'm dating myself, but back in the day I wore out my vinyl copy of Tumbleweed Connection. This song was a highlight on the album, and it was great to hear it again.
This is when Elton was good....
Such vivid lyrics - close your eyes and you're there. I love this song
In earlier years when Elton was Leon Russell he was spellbinding; in later years when he was Liberace, not so much
obviously, I love this song.
 Sasha2001 wrote:

Yes, but if no one stateside will admit that Canada rocks and we're left taking the word of only Canucks, how is that evidence of anything? We got a lot of folks down here who swear that the McRib is a good sandwich, but that don't make it so.



 

Canada's record speaks for itself.

The Guess Who.
Neil Young.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
Rush.
Bryan Adams.
Paul Anka.
Gordon Lightfoot.
Joni Mitchell.
John Kay (Steppenwolf).
David Clayton-Thomas (Blood Sweat & Tears)
Bruce Cockburn.
Loverboy.
Blue Rodeo.
Cowboy Junkies.
Tragically Hip.
Jeff Healey.
Barenaked Ladies.
Alanis Morisette.
Shania Twain.
Sarah McLachlan.
Diana Krall.

etc etc etc and these are only the ones I could come up with off the top of my head.

While many of these artists may not be your personal taste, almost everyone has heard them on the radio, and they have made a contribution to the music of the world. So, technically - Canada does rock.

Oh, and I love this EJ cut as well.  Tumbleweed is one album I never owned, and I have no idea why. 
 unclehud wrote:
Thanks for playing a lot of Elton's early stuff recently.  He certainly had something back then, eh?  The man still has it, just doesn't match my tastes any longer.

 
ditto!
Thanks for playing a lot of Elton's early stuff recently.  He certainly had something back then, eh?  The man still has it, just doesn't match my tastes any longer.
I never disparaged Canadians' ability to rock, although I started to reconsider when I found out that Justin Bieber is a Canadian export.
 ThePoose wrote:
This LP was Elton and Bernie's response to hearing the country-folk-Americana sound of The Band—a group of Canadians (except for Levan—yes, that is his how his original name is spelt). Interestingly, Reg Dwight is now married to a Canuck and they built a house here in Ontario, where I live. Canada rocks—contrary to what many folks Stateside will tell you.

 
Never knew that "Levon" was about an actual person.  According to the all powerful Wikipedia, EJ and his partner named their son "Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John".  Interesting.  Thanks, Poose and RP!


 Proclivities wrote:
 I've never heard many stateside folks disparage Canada's ability to rock.
 
Neither have I.  Actually, I'm not sure I've heard any one say that.

And considering Rush just got inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yesterday, there's a strong argument that folks stateside are saying Canada *does* rock.
 gesmith54 wrote:
This album and Mad Man Across the Water are my favorites.
 
{#Arrowu} {#Yes}
Tumbleweed Connection :  my favorite Elton album ever.  {#Bananapiano}
 bluedot wrote:
The best thing he's done so far!
 
So far? You think he may start to produce worthwhile stuff again? Interesting. . . 
 ThePoose wrote:
This LP was Elton and Bernie's response to hearing the country-folk-Americana sound of The Band—a group of Canadians (except for Levan—yes, that is his how his original name is spelt). Interestingly, Reg Dwight is now married to a Canuck and they built a house here in Ontario, where I live. Canada rocks—contrary to what many folks Stateside will tell you.

 
I believe his middle name was originally spelled "Lavon".  I've never heard many stateside folks disparage Canada's ability to rock.
 linzie wrote:
I discovered Elton about this time....I lost him somewhere around 1975
 
Me as well. 

Highlow
American Net'Zen
omg, an EJ song I've never heard lol! I only like his older stuff too, so odd. Not a fav, maybe I just forgot it.
 Mojo_LA wrote:
Man oh man I love this song. Timeless.
 
same
oh geez....long time, no hear this gem...

Thanks, Bill!
I discovered Elton about this time....I lost him somewhere around 1975
 ThePoose wrote:
This LP was Elton and Bernie's response to hearing the country-folk-Americana sound of The Band—a group of Canadians (except for Levan—yes, that is his how his original name is spelt). Interestingly, Reg Dwight is now married to a Canuck and they built a house here in Ontario, where I live. Canada rocks—contrary to what many folks Stateside will tell you.

 
Yes, but if no one stateside will admit that Canada rocks and we're left taking the word of only Canucks, how is that evidence of anything? We got a lot of folks down here who swear that the McRib is a good sandwich, but that don't make it so.


 cubaninlondon wrote:
Just a paltry, bloody 6.8? Oh, c'mon, guys, the whole album is a bloody 10!{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajumprope}. One of the better albums Mr John's ever released.

A Cuban In London

Greetings from London.
 
Amen to that!
ELTON JOHN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AWESOME ALL THE WAY!!!!
Snazzy.{#Lol} 
Just a paltry, bloody 6.8? Oh, c'mon, guys, the whole album is a bloody 10!{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajumprope}. One of the better albums Mr John's ever released.

A Cuban In London

Greetings from London.
This LP was Elton and Bernie's response to hearing the country-folk-Americana sound of The Band—a group of Canadians (except for Levan—yes, that is his how his original name is spelt). Interestingly, Reg Dwight is now married to a Canuck and they built a house here in Ontario, where I live. Canada rocks—contrary to what many folks Stateside will tell you.

The best thing he's done so far!

6
It took me a good ten years to really get this song. Funny how things like that happen.
 horstman wrote:

Captain Fantastic holds up as well as anything else he's done previously. It's Island Girl where he started sliding downhill.

But the early years were quite the ride. Miss the old Elton, not the Elton we're stuck with these days.

 
Spot on assessment! Captain Fantastic is my favorite album of his and that is saying something; Island Girls is indeed where it all started to come apart.{#Yes}{#Sad}
 rp1125 wrote:
through honky chateau — then he became captain fantastic and that was that
 
Captain Fantastic holds up as well as anything else he's done previously. It's Island Girl where he started sliding downhill.

But the early years were quite the ride. Miss the old Elton, not the Elton we're stuck with these days.

Man oh man I love this song. Timeless.
there Bill, i just bought the album and mumford & sons while i was at it. i couldn't take it anymore.
 Zep wrote:
An excellent jam, and nice gem from the back-cat.

 
I'm thinking this could be the best EJ song I've ever heard again.  Funny.

Playing my song......
An excellent jam, and nice gem from the back-cat.

 nagsheadlocal wrote:

Heh - just try everything in his catalog from when he was still working with Bernie Taupin . . .

 

Yes the Bernie Taupin , Elton John synergy was what we hear in the first 5 LP's he put out. after that welll ?
This album and Mad Man Across the Water are my favorites.
through honky chateau — then he became captain fantastic and that was that
I really like his early stuff.

It's sad how he slid almost vertically down hill, now days they wheel him out to sit and play opposite every "radical" artist eg Emiem, Lady Gaga etc...if Aunty Elton can sing with them...with an air kiss at the end...then they must be good.
There was a great doc called "Tantrums and tiara's" done a few years back...you get to see the real Elton, if you can find it I urge you to watch it.

solid jam
First album I ever owned was by Elton John. Ok, I was 5 and I liked Crocodile Rock... But the early Elton really was great, thanks for the reminder.

Good old Reginald was good once upon a time


 stino wrote:
Hey, surprise!
There are songs by Elton John I can actually listen to without being sick. Thanks Radio Paradise!
 
Heh - just try everything in his catalog from when he was still working with Bernie Taupin . . .

Hey, surprise!
There are songs by Elton John I can actually listen to without being sick. Thanks Radio Paradise!
BTW: for me this is a SEVEN {#Eek}
This is nearly a perfect song! 9
 redstorm wrote:

sounds like someone is jealous of the attention and money Mr. John has richly earned and deserved....that's ok monkey person, one day when you invent the automobile, or the PC.....ohhhhh crap, taken! Ok maybe that flying car!!! In the interim...shhhhhhh.....adults are talking.

 

To this regarding the post you replied to................. What a load of Shit.

 Detlaps wrote:
Please keep this on your playlist RP!


  Six and a half years later.  You got your wish.


 monkey01 wrote:
Elton John is easily the worst artist (and I use that term lightly) of all time!!! There is no torture worse than being subjected to the drivel that he gets away with selling for money...

 
sounds like someone is jealous of the attention and money Mr. John has richly earned and deserved....that's ok monkey person, one day when you invent the automobile, or the PC.....ohhhhh crap, taken! Ok maybe that flying car!!! In the interim...shhhhhhh.....adults are talking.

Elton John's earlier music, like this, is simply outstanding.  I, too, lost interest in the more schmaltzy, syrupy, sweet stuff that was released in 80s.  But Elton from the 70s?  Magnificent rock-n-roll. 

I finally had a chance to see him perform in one of the Elton John/Billy Joel double-bill shows in 2002.  I grew up listening to both artists, particularly their earlier works, as my dad was a fan.  My husband only new the "softer side" of both.  It was one of the best rock-n-roll shows I've ever seen.  And, in my mind, Elton John far out-performed Billy Joel as a rock-n-roll star (though Billy Joel had the highlight of the evening when he brought Brian Johnson out on stage to play Highway to Hell —- it was the year AC/DC were denied an invitation to the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame, before they were finally inducted in 2003). 
 monkey01 wrote:
Elton John is easily the worst artist (and I use that term lightly) of all time!!! There is no torture worse than being subjected to the drivel that he gets away with selling for money...

 
yo primate- Elton's music from the 70's still sounds fresh even today. He could sing and the albums were excellent (Captain Fantastic, Yellow Brick, Madman to name a few) To dismiss him that easily make you unworthy of your opposable thumbs.

I didn't enjoy EJ then, but now I kind of like hearing him. Once in a GREAT while, that is.
 lixy wrote:
Made an excellent overture for "Dog day afternoon"!
 
That's what I was going to say.

 ydjb wrote:

rolling through the hay....like a puppy child....ahh memories{#Heartkiss}


  I love Bernie and his love affair with the American west.....interesting for an Englishman.


 monkey01 wrote:
Elton John is easily the worst artist (and I use that term lightly) of all time!!! There is no torture worse than being subjected to the drivel that he gets away with selling for money...

 

Now and for sometime now, yes. That's now; this was then.

Best Elton song (except Where To Now St Peter) from the best Elton album.

 dboseman wrote:
My favorite Elton John album!  Thanks Elton for providing the soundtrack for my journey through adolescence.
 
Is this really the right venue for discussing your sexuality issues?
 monkey01 wrote:
Elton John is easily the worst artist (and I use that term lightly) of all time!!! There is no torture worse than being subjected to the drivel that he gets away with selling for money...
 
Bad monkey, no bananas for you!

My favorite Elton John album!  Thanks Elton for providing the soundtrack for my journey through adolescence.
monkey01 wrote:
Elton John is easily the worst artist (and I use that term lightly) of all time!!! There is no torture worse than being subjected to the drivel that he gets away with selling for money...


I happen to disagree with you but admire the clarity and conviction of your comments.    There is no confusion about your point of view.

But really, do you really think Elton John is worse than Michael Bolton and Celine Dion?


 monkey01 wrote:
Elton John is easily the worst artist (and I use that term lightly) of all time!!! There is no torture worse than being subjected to the drivel that he gets away with selling for money...

  Actually, you are wrong.