The Greatest Discovery Lyrics by Elton John

It’s good news whenever anyone tells you they’re having a baby – especially as winter approaches. As we get the snow suits out of the closet, watch the leaves turn to gold, red and orange then drop to their original birthplace and cut that last knot of wood, it’s nice to know that re-birth, like spring, is just a few short weeks away.

To my friend Kevin, a poem from Bernie Taupin that was made famous when put to music by Elton John:

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin

Peering out of tiny eyes
The grubby hands that gripped the rail
Wiped the window clean of frost
As the morning air laid on the latch

A whistle awakened someone there
Next door to the nursery just down the hall
A strange new sound you never heard before
A strange new sound that makes boys explore

Tread neat so small those little feet
Amid the morning his small heart beats
So much excitement yesterday
That must be rewarded must be displayed

Large hands lift him through the air
Excited eyes contain him there
The eyes of those he loves and knows
But what’s this extra bed just here

His puzzled head tipped to one side
Amazement swims in those bright green eyes
Glancing down upon this thing
That make strange sounds, strange sounds that sing

In those silent happy seconds
That surround the sound of this event
A parent smile is made in moments
They have made for you a friend

And all you ever learned from them
Until you grew much older
Did not compare with when they said
This is your brand new brother
This is your brand new brother
This is your brand new brother

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