Bernie Taupin Once Said…

Bernard John Taupin was born on May 22, 1950. Bernie is an English lyricist, poet, singer and artist and best known for writing most of the lyrics to Elton John’s songs and other collaborations.

Early risers catch the world waking and see its true colors. – Bernie Taupin

As an artist I couldn’t agree more with this quote from Bernie…. if you get up early or work at odd times and get to see the morning you can be blessed with the most spectacular sunrises. I’m not necessarily an early riser and I have my share of sleep issues which has me up and down at all times of day and night. But it is often said that the early bird gets the worm which is true… birds get up way before the sun rises and they have a lot of competition for food but I’m not a bird. I enjoy all times of the day. I do enjoy listening to the birds starting to sing way before the sun peeks. I love a good sunrise and will share one of my favorite sunrises I caught with you here.

Corpus Christi, TX Oct 1, 2016

This was taken in Corpus Christi, Texas on October 1, 2016 and while the picture is beautiful the experience is one I’ll never forget. I was working overnight at the Corpus Christi Police Vehicle Impound when we had a customer come up because it was to be Auction day and when I seen this I had to go outside and took a series of pictures.

I know it’s not much, but it’s the best I can do, my gift is my song and this one’s for you. – Bernie Taupin

This is from “Your Song” and I’ve always thought it was a beautiful song. I love the lyrics and melody. These lines from the song are a humble proclamation of what he goes for you in stating he wrote the song for you. I feel similarly about my art and when I draw with someone in mind and or I give one of my drawings or paintings to someone it is a gift, a very special gift that comes from the heart.

These are of course lyrics from the famous Elton John sung tune, “Sad Songs (Say So Much)” and one of my favorite all time songs because while it talks about sad songs it sounds like a happy tune with the melody and it’s always reverberated with me. Songs have been my go to in many times of my life and I believe I’ve been neglectful of my love of music. I have felt derailed by an evil man that changed the way I listened to music and abused me. I feel it’s high time I take back my songs and appreciation of music that it might be the thing I need to help heal me.

Elton John – Sad Songs (Say So Much)

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