CAFFE` LATTE` PRESENTS
A countdown of the 200 songs possessing the best lyrics of all-time. A playlist on spotify will be added at the end of the week.
COME DOWN IN TIME
“…While a cluster of nightjars
sang some songs out of tune,
a mantle of bright light
shone down from the room...”
The sweet "Come Down In Time" was included on Elton John's 1970 album 'Tumbleweed Connection'. It is a song about unrequited love.
Bernie Taupin's lyrics set the scene. Night has fallen. Outside, nightjar birds are singing. The verses continue, now referring to the woman the protagonist is keen for. He feels encouraged to go to her but fears she will not show. By the song's end, there is a line about the women that hold you tight, while others leave you waiting in vain under the stars.
Each word appears to have been thoughtfully selected by Taupin to capture the song's sad mood. The lyrics flow as a result of his delicate songwriting.
As new songs are covered on this blog, a definitive version will be added to a spotify playlist. Find it and the other Caffé Latté playlists at: