Elaborate Lives (Elton John)

Music by Elton John Lyrics by Tim Rice We all lead such elaborate lives Wild ambitions in our sights How an affair of the heart survives Days apart and hurried nights Seems quite unbelievable to me I don't want to live like that Seems quite unbelievable to me I don't want to love like that I just want our time to be slower and gentler, wiser, free We all live in extravagant times Playing games we can't all win Unintended emotional crimes Take some out, take others in I'm so tired of all we're going through I don't want to live like that I'm so tired of all we're going through I don't want to love like that I just want to be with you now and forever, peaceful, true This may not be the moment To tell you face to face But I could wait forever For the perfect time and place We all lead such elaborate lives We don't know whose words are true Strangers, lovers, husbands, wives Hard to know who's loving who Too many choices tear us apart I don't want to live like that Too many choices tear us apart I don't want to love like that I just want to touch your heart, may this confession be the start