the north lyrics – elton john

have you seen the north
that cold gray place
don’t want it’s shadow anymore
on my face

a man grows bitter
we’re a bitter race
some of us never get to see
a better place

in the northern skies
there was a steel cloud
it used to follow me around
but i don’t see it now

there’s a farm in the rain
and the little farmhouse
there were a young man’s eyes
looking south

the north was my mother
but i no longer need her
you trade your roots and your dust
for a face in the river

and a driven rain that washes you
to a different sh*r*
there’s a north in us all
but my north can’t hold me anymore

the north was my mother
but i no longer need her
you trade your roots and your dust
for a face in the river

and a driven rain that washes you
to a different sh*r*
there’s a north in us all
but my north can’t hold me anymore

a driven rain that washes you
to a different sh*r*
there’s a north in us all
but my north can’t hold me anymore

/ elton john lyrics