"It's like the perennial ballad ''Your Song'', which has got to be one of the most naïve and childish lyrics in the entire repertoire of music, but I think the reason it still stands up is because it was real at the time. That was exactly what I was feeling. I was 17 years old and it was coming from someone whose outlook on love or experience with love was totally new and naïve.'' - Bernie Taupin
''Now I could never write that song again or emulate it because the songs I write now that talk about love coming from people my age usually deal with broken marriages and where the children go. You have to write from where you are at a particular point in time, and ''Your Song'' is exactly where I was coming from back then." - Bernie Taupin
"I don't think I've written a love song as good since. It's a perfect song and the older I get, the more the lyrics resonate with me.'' - Elton John
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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