Benny and the Jets

Last night I went to see 27 Dresses with a few women from work. It’s a total chick film and I quite enjoyed it. My favourite scene was when Jane (Katherine Heigl) and Kevin (James Marsden) were in a bar and they started singing Elton John’s Bennie and the Jets. They were getting the words all wrong, and I started to laugh, remembering that I too could never quite hear the words to that song, and with no lyrics on the record sleeve to help me out, I guessed at chunks of it as I bopped around in my bedroom, invisible mike in hand. In my version, the song has the words “She’s got electric boobs, her ma has too, you know I read it in a magazine.” Here, for the record, are the correct lyrics:

Hey kids, shake it loose together
The spotlight’s hitting something
That’s been known to change the weather
We’ll kill the fatted calf tonight
So stick around
You’re gonna hear electric music
Solid walls of sound
Say, Candy and Ronnie, have you seen them yet
But they’re so spaced out,
Bennie and the Jets
Oh but they’re weird and they’re wonderful
Oh Bennie she’s really keen
She’s got electric boots a mohair suit
You know I read it in a magazine
Bennie and the Jets
Hey kids, plug into the faithless
Maybe they’re blinded
But Bennie makes them ageless
We shall survive, let us take ourselves along
Where we fight our parents out in the streets
To find who’s right and who’s wrong

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