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Levon

Elton John

1972

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Top 40

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"Levon" gaat over een man, Levon Tostig, die een fortuin opbouwt met het verkopen van ballonnen en geobsedeerd raakt van geld, terwijl zijn zoon (Jesus) een beetje een dromer is die niet om geld geeft.

Artiest

Elton John

A-kant Titel

Levon

A-kant Lengte

4:59

A-kant Componist(en)

E. John, B. Taupin

A-kant Producer(s)

Gus Dudgeon

B-kant titel

Goodbye

B-kant lengte

1:45

B-kant componist(en)

E. John, B. Taupin

B-kant producer(s)

Gus Dudgeon

Platenlabel

DJM

Catalogusnr

6102 310

Hoogste positie UK

-

Hoogste positie US

24

Album

Madman Across the Water

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Levon wears his war wound like a crown
He calls his child Jesus
'Cause he likes the name
And he sends him to the finest school in town

Levon, Levon likes his money
He makes a lot they say
Spend his days counting
In a garage by the motorway

He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas day
When the New York Times said God is dead
And the war's begun
Alvin Tostig has a son today

And he shall be Levon
And he shall be a good man
And he shall be Levon
In tradition with the family plan
And he shall be Levon
And he shall be a good man
He shall be Levon

Levon sells cartoon balloons in town
His family business thrives
Jesus blows up balloons all day
Sits on the porch swing watching them fly

And Jesus, he wants to go to Venus
Leaving Levon far behind
Take a balloon and go sailing
While Levon, Levon slowly dies

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