Darryl: It always amazes me how often people can sing along with a song and never have any idea what they're singing. What we have here is the cry of an obsessive stalker. You get the feeling that there will be at least one violent death before this is all resolved. And yet people sing along thinking this is just another love song.

Jerry: This song definitely starts out with a cold detachedness that sends a chill to my bone. I'd like to say that I'm a huge fan of Elton John's abilities as a pianist but this song both disgusts and worries me. I think this song is all about his initial denial that he wanted to play on the other team as it were. I'm fairly certain this song is also about his guilt of seducing young men!

Darryl: Jerry, I think you're thinking of Michael Jackson. Yes, Elton has been confused over his life, but I don't think he ever got THAT confused. Furthermore, the song was actually written by Bernie Taupin, although Elton, as the singer, is taking responsibility for the protagonist role.

In the song Elton has focused so much on this other individual -- we'll call this person "Pat" for brevity's sake -- that his entire life revolves around Pat. Yet he thinks of himself as a hero, lighting Pat's darkness. In fact, he seems undecided wether Pat is a sun or a black hole.

Jerry: I think it is rather clear that though he has the cover of the lyrics saying 'sun', he is in reality saying, 'son'. Read this way, the song makes so much sense. Obviously he couldn't say the lyrics are, "Don't let your son go down on me.", but it does not mean the artist didn't intend it that way. Even if the original writer was not Elton (which I have not verified and am openly doubt the truth in it because you are a chronic lying bastard), it's obvious that he added his own special flair to the song.

This song is most definitely him knowing he will go straight to hell for letting this person's son (possibly his own if he has one) go down on him. Perhaps it is a warning for other people? I'm not sure but I am sure the intent of the song is to be heard as 'son' and not 'sun'!

Darryl: You know, for a brief moment I thought that maybe you were going to take a more intellectual slant on the song and interpret it as a cry to Jesus, the definitive Son. What was I thinking? You're not about to pass up such an opportune chance to delve into pedophilia. Well, maybe it's not so opportune, but with a little twisting here and some flagrant misinterpretations there, Voila! The perfect pedophiliac song. You disgust me.

Jerry: Oh, I'm sorry that I don't have the flare of making up a movie that doesn't exist or something like that. I'm simply saying that there is a very good possibility that this song was meant to be heard this way. I don't condone it but I seriously don't think he's singing about Jesus. Or is that your thing? You want him to be singing about Jesus going down on him?!

Darryl: I'm not even going to respond to that, you sick, perverted bastard. May you rot in hell for eternity.

Anyway, if I can get back to the song. Elton is obviously taking two opposing points view here. First, he think he's the be all and end all, changing Pat's life and blinding himself with his own brilliance when Pat's not there to absorb it. On the other hand, Pat is the sun, the center of his universe.

What worries me the most, however, is Elton's not-so-subtle hints of violence. He acknowledges that Pat expects him to be violent, but he tells Pat to expect the violence and embrace it. Then he ends the song by talking about his self-inflicted wounds. Personally, I'm surprised Bernie and Elton didn't both get hauled away in straight jackets after this song came out.

Jerry: I do agree that if your interpretation holds any merit what so ever that Elton does put the B in subtle. But if artists were held accountable for what they sang, Sting would be in jail for stalking people with his little ditty 'Every Breath You Take' and Weird Al would be in jail for torturing rats with a hacksaw and pulling the wings off of flies.

Here I am worried about a sex offender out on the streets and you think Elton is going to hurt his 'life mate' or something. Who really has their heart in the right place?

Darryl: Actually, there's no evidence that Pat has any sort of relationship with Elton at all other than knowing him. At least Glenn Close's "Fatal Attraction" was based on a heated relationship. Elton seems to have more of a John Hinckley kind of obsession. That can do at least as much damage as the priestly desires you're obsessing over.

Jerry: All I'm saying is at least my interpretation is based on known facts and educated guesses. Yours is based on nothing but some thriller murder novel type story.

Darryl: Known facts, huh? Elton, if you're going to sue for libel, please note that Jerry is the one saying you are a known pedophile. I think you're nothing more than a psychotic stalker.

Jerry: Damn it Darryl! Who has been sitting at my keyboard?! Remember what happened last time you let someone pretend to be me?! To get out of that lawsuit I had to tattoo a picture of John Mellencamp on my ass! If you don't stop this tomfoolery I friggin' quit!

Darryl - Summary: Gotcha!

Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

I can't light no more of your darkness 
All my pictures seem to fade to black and white 
I'm growing tired and time stands still before me 
Frozen here on the ladder of my life 
Too late to save myself from falling 
I took a chance and changed your way of life 
But you misread my meaning when I met you 
Closed the door and left me blinded by the light 
Don't let the sun go down on me 
Although I search myself, it's always someone else I see 
I'd just allow a fragment of your life to wander free 
But losing everything is like the sun going down on me 
I can't find, oh the right romantic line 
But see me once and see the way I feel 
Don't discard me just because you think I mean you harm 
But these cuts I have they need love to help them heal