After failing to find the original version of the song on Imeem, I've decided to put 2 renditions of it for your listening pleasure. To me, its decidedly tricky; though I love BJ, somehow he does not seem to connect here. Then, there's the piano instrumental which have me craving - and I mean like clawing my desk and crying deep inside me for an upright now!
Do not get me wrong, I have not a single doubt that should I find an upright now, the sounds emanating would very much be like an orangutan banging away at the keys! That's how long I've not touched one! Anyway, the choice is yours. And while you're listening, perhaps you'd like to sing to it too.
When are you gonna come down
When are you going to land
I should have stayed on the farm
I should have listened to my old man
You know you can't hold me forever
I didn't sign up with you
I'm not a present for your friends to open
This boy's too young to be singing the blues
So goodbye yellow brick road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can't plant me in your penthouse
I'm going back to my plough
Back to the howling old owl in the woods
Hunting the horny back toad
Oh I've finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick road
What do you think you'll do then
I bet that'll shoot down your plane
It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics
To set you on your feet again
Maybe you'll get a replacement
There's plenty like me to be found
Mongrels who ain't got a penny
Sniffing for tidbits like you on the ground
Like it? I sincerely hope you do, because I'm dreaming. I am dreaming that this song is being sung by those macaques currently helming Malaysia. Yes, those guys calling themselves the government! Oh! Except for the first 2 and the last 2 lines, which we - the rakyat - will sing to them.
Maybe it is a dream that will happen. But right now, I'm hyping myself for the day, the 10 November! And I hope I am not alone in this dream. And I pray that you too will be there when it happens...10 November! Its very much like the songs above, the choice is yours.
Make the right one!