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Elton John — Take Me To The Pilot
Album: Elton John
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 241









Released: 1970
Length: 3:45
Plays (last 30 days): 1
If you feel that it's real I'm on trial
And I'm here in your prison
Like a coin in your mint
I am dented and I'm spent with high treason

Through a glass eye your throne
Is the one danger zone
Take me to the pilot for control
Take me to the pilot of your soul

Take me to the pilot
Lead me through the chamber
Take me to the pilot
I am but a stranger

Take me to the pilot
Lead me through the chamber
Take me to the pilot
I am but a stranger

Well I know he's not old
And I'm told he's a virgin
For he may be she
But what I'm told is never for certain

Through a glass eye your throne
Is the one danger zone
Take me to the pilot for control
Take me to the pilot of your soul, yeah, yeah

Take me to the pilot
Lead me through the chamber
Take me to the pilot
I am but a stranger

Take me to the pilot
Lead me through the chamber
Take me to the pilot
I am but a stranger

Take me, take me, oh, oh
Take me, take me, yeah, yeah
Take me, take me, baby, baby, baby
Take me, take me
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Rock on Sir     
 cc_rider wrote:
I think there are few comments because it's just not among his best. Lyrics are nearly nonsensical (unless someone knows the meaning, if there is one), and the 'na-na-na's seem like filler. That said, I still like it.
c.
 
The best thing about music is the ambiguity that allows one to take what they want from a written piece.  My thoughts.

A young man.  A virgin.  Is he a she?  Was he/she a virgin?  Is he Jesus?  Where must he/she be taken for resolution?  Pontius Pilate?  A trial for high treason?  The uncertainty of belief.  

Is God real?    He is if you feel that it's real.


Elderberry Wine would be welcome
Only barely a weak 7  to me  
Need some Teacher I Need You. 
 cc_rider wrote:
I think there are few comments because it's just not among his best. Lyrics are nearly nonsensical (unless someone knows the meaning, if there is one), and the 'na-na-na's seem like filler. That said, I still like it.
c.
 
From Rolling Stone (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/readers-poll-the-10-best-elton-john-deep-cuts-61784/take-me-to-the-pilot-2-177752/)


Bernie Taupin can recall the inspiration behind most of his lyrics, but "Take Me to the Pilot" has always been a bit of a mystery to him. "There's no thread of reality," he said in 1997. "The pilot can be anything, from something as insignificant as a pilot of a plane to Pontius Pilate. It's however deep the listener wants to go, but for me there wasn't a tremendous amount of depth. It was right off the top of the head." 
Nice to see the good  EJ  getting some over due consideration.
I think there are few comments because it's just not among his best. Lyrics are nearly nonsensical (unless someone knows the meaning, if there is one), and the 'na-na-na's seem like filler. That said, I still like it.
c.
I don't remember this one, but I'll soon forget it again
Me likey, both then and now.
No comments? Wow. Some of my fav Elton!  We need Teacher I Need You, and other early classics.