My Favorite Elton John Song: ‘Come Down In Time’ (Video)
With music legend Elton John coming our way in just about two months, I’ve thinking lately about my favorite EJ songs over his 40 plus year career. And I think it’s his (with lyricist Bernie Taupin) very simple romantic ballad from the early 70s, ‘Come Down In Time’
It was originally recorded as part of his ‘Tumbleweed Connection’ album and what a beautiful song it is! The original combines Elton’s youthful, and in this case plaintive, voice, a perfectly understated arrangement (from the producer, the late Gus Dudgeon), and Taupin’s brilliant lyrics, including the tune’s last line, delivered like an insightful epilogue: ‘There are women and women. And some hold you tight. While some leave you counting the stars in the night’.
Here’s Elton from a 2003 live performance.