Kim Kizyma
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Elton's best song

I have always loved ballads. The way the songs pick up so dramatically and make for the perfect sing along is something that I can't seem to ever get enough of. There are so many great ones but one of my absolute favorites is by Sir Elton John.

Recently, after buying a few Elton tickets, I've found myself listening to more and more of his huge catalog of great music. And one of my favorite tracks right now is the classic "Something About The Way You Look Tonight." The song really has it all: the drama, the beautiful vocals, and a simple narrative to follow.

I especially love the subtlty of the strings in the background of the track.

There was a time I was everything and nothing all in one
When you found me I was feeling like a cloud across the sun
I need to tell you how you light up every second of the day
But in the moonlight you just shine like a beacon on the bay


And I can't explain but it's something about the way you look tonight
Takes my breath away
It's that feeling I get about you, deep inside
And I can't describe but it's something about the way you look tonight
Takes my breath away
The way you look tonight

With your smile, you pull the deepest secrets from my heart
In all honesty
I'm speechless and I don't know where to start

And I can't explain but it's something about the way you look tonight
Takes my breath away
It's that feeling I get about you, deep inside
And I can't describe but it's something about the way you look tonight
Takes my breath away
The way you look tonight
And I can't explain but it's something about the way you look tonight
Takes my breath away
It's that feeling I get about you, deep inside
And I can't describe but it's something about the way you look tonight
Takes my breath away
The way you look tonight

The way you look tonight
The way you look tonight
The way you look tonight
The way you look tonight
The way you look tonight
The way you look tonight
The way you look tonight
The way you look tonight
The way you look tonight
The way you look tonight

As you can see from the lyrics above, there's a lot of repetition in the song itself, but the piece still moves forward and doesn't seem laggy or too slow at all. In my opinion, this is the best Elton song. Or at least my personal favorite. There is so much emotion in the song and the progression of the piano is incredible. I think that's what makes it such an unforgettable ballad.

kk