Don’t you wanna play this game no more?

Sartorial Eloquence was released in the spring of 1980 on Elton John’s 21st studio album, 21 At 33. I really love this album (and the other tracks that came from these recording sessions (which ended up on Sir Elton’s next album, The Fox, the next year), and Sartorial Eloquence is maybe the best song on the record, though I think they’re all great. (Sartorial Eloquence just might have been a hit if it had been titled “Play This Game” or something less a mouthful….even being very familiar with the track I sometimes have to think to associate the title with the chorus line “don’t you wanna play this game no more”….of course “Sartorial Eloquence” IS a great title, it just kinda gets lost….just sayin’.) I literally played this cassette to death back in the day and it’s associated with some great memories.

This was one of those cases where when I was making the video, some imagery also seemed perfect for another track that I wanted to do by the artist, so that will probably be my next Elton John video. Until then….hope you enjoy this one…..and THANKS FOR WATCHING! 🙂

As always HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art contributed to this new art….THANK YOU!!!

[Lyrics]

You’ve a certain sartorial eloquence
And a style that’s almost of your own
You’ve got the knack of being so laid-back
It’s like talking to the great Unknown
You’ve got a self-sufficient swept-back hairdo
Pretty certain that you’ve got it made
Oh your life-style shows in the clothes you chose
Sitting pretty in the masquerade

Sing it
Don’t you wanna play this game no more
Don’t you wanna play no more
Don’t you wanna play this game no more
Don’t you wanna play no more

You remain the only main contender
Though you never, you never meant to lose at all
Down at the mouth yet unsurrounded
Adamant before the fall
Though when you go you know I might be lonesome
But I’ll keep it under close control
Go and get your kicks and babe let’s call it quits
I believe I’m feeling indisposed

Don’t you wanna play this game no more
When you go you know I might be lonesome
But I’ll keep it under close control
Go and get your kicks and babe let’s call it quits
I believe I’m feeling indisposed

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By MetalGuruMessiah

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