Elton had said the song was about an alienati... Gus Dudgeon had always said I should do an instrumental" Elton recalled years ago. And in 2007, I began this non-profit blogsite, used only for entertainment, with no affiliation to Elton John's oficial one only to share our passion: Elton John. Daniel from Saluda, Tn hate to break it to you guess but i think the song is about daniel going to spain to get heroin. See how well you know your Weezer in this Fact or Fiction. "Daniel" as written by Elton John Vladimir Cort, Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group. [7], "'Daniel' had been the most misinterpreted song that we'd ever written," explained Taupin, in the Two Rooms tribute project. Link(s)wiki states the following: Reception Recorded in the summer of 1974, during breaks between the sessions for Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, the song was at the time the only song Elton and Taupin ever consciously wrote as a single, as Elton told journalist Paul Gambaccini. Literature. "Daniel" is a song and ballad performed by Elton John. Another possible (and not necessarily incompatible) explanation is that the narrator (like Sir Elton John himself) has a fairly serious vision impairment and feels a brotherhood with the fully-blinded Daniel. As all Reg Heads know, the song is about Daniel, a blind Vietnam War veteran as sung by Daniel's sibling (the song never suggests that the sibling is male). Spain was where the bodies of fallen american soldiers were sent from vietman before being returned to the usa. I don't know, but somehow I always saw "Daniel" as being part of the great gay "brotherhood", which is why the Wilson-Phillips cover that so many people loved sounded so empty to me. })(); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Ok well your not totally wrong, but the song Daniel is actually based on a short story of a Vietnam Soldier (Daniel) that returned home blind, he was welcomed like a hero something he did not want because of what the war did to him and so many of his brethren. It appeared on the 1973 album Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player. I had thought that the plane, which carried Daniel was in some sort of accident - and Daniel was killed. “It’s dangerous to stay in a victim mentality. John and Taupin received the 1973 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. Daniel had been the most misinterpreted song that we'd ever written" explained Bernie in the "Two Rooms" tribute project. Interesting that even though Daniel can't really see, he claims that Spain "is the best place that you've ever seen," even though he apparently has never seen it (literally) himself. This was a mild war protest song. But he just wanted to go home, go back to the farm, and try to get back to the life that he'd led before. 4 in the official chart. The Story Behind "Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters (part... Elton John Music In Soundtracks (1997-2007), Elton John Music In Soundtracks (1991-1996), Elton John Music In Soundtracks (1970-1990). Please, can somebody explain this verse to me? A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs, Laurence from Peterborough, United Kingdom, More songs thought to be too long to get radio play, More songs that are commonly misinterpreted. A friend found him in time. . I had thought that the plane, which carried Daniel was in some sort of accident - and Daniel was killed. In contrast of the mood of the original, this is an upbeat dance number, with a hot solo sax by jazz artist Freddie Hubbard. Daniel, a 2006 novel by Richard Adams; Daniel (Mankell novel), 2007; Daniel (Old English poem), an adaptation of the Book of Daniel; Music "Daniel" (Bat for Lashes song) (2009) "Daniel" (Elton John song) (1973) "Daniel", a song by Juliana Hatfield from Beautiful Creature; Places. 2 on the pop charts (only held from number one by "My Love" by Paul McCartney & Wings) and No. As much as I definitely don’t want to spend the rest of my life talking about this, I am really proud that I can say I feel the strongest I’ve ever felt and I’ve found a way to just walk through it with as much grace as possible.”. 2 on the pop charts (only held from number one by "My Love" by Paul McCartney & Wings) and No. "The story was about a guy that went back to a small town in Texas, returning from the Vietnam War. The song is beloved by both John and Bernie Taupin and deemed a bookend of sorts to their first hit "Your Song". I'm glad that reading the information at this site - that I was REALLY off base. Eltonite Day. The original lyrics by Taupin had one more verse to them, which explained what the song was about basicly, but Elton figured it wouldn't fit in his melody scheme's and it …