Am I the only one who has no idea what Elton John is singing? I knew I had a problem understanding the words to Rocketman. It’s not just Rocketman. I recently looked up the lyrics to Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
The first verse is fine. It’s intelligible. Then, at the chorus, it goes south.
Where the dogs of society howl [let me know if ANYONE knew those were the words - I hear “in the dockside society house”]
You can't plant me in your penthouse [can’t trap me in your henhouse?]
I'm going back to my plough [I did get this by the “henhouse” context]
Hunting the horny back toad [“hunting the honey back tow”]
I bet that'll shoot down your plane [not “I’ll practice you down the plain?”]
It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics to get you on your feet again [I have usually stopped listening by this point, but then he ropes me back in with a whole verse I can understand.]
After the comprehensible verse he gets me again with: