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

Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by Elton John was released in 1974 and reached number 2 in the US charts and number 16 in the UK charts.

This song was written by Elton John about suicidal thoughts he had earlier in his career.

The lyrics describe someone who seems to be going nowhere in life, just standing still.

Everything is dark and grey and he feels tired and depressed.

It seems that these feelings have been caused by a lover, they left him due to a misunderstanding and he can no longer put things right. They have left a massive void in his life that he cannot replace.

Losing this person is like the sun going out of his life and if there is just a glimmer of hope he will cling on to it.

He is just asking this person to give him one more chance and if they do he will try and heal the wounds that have been caused between them.

He is also afraid that his lover thinks that he means them harm but nothing could be further from the truth, all he wants is reconciliation.