Australian singles charts:
Your Song entered the Kent charts on 1 February 1971 and peaked at #11. The song was #61 on the Top 100 of 1971.
The song is on Elton John which entered the Kent album charts on 15 February 1971 and peaked at #2.
The lyrics of Your Song express the romantic thoughts of an innocent person. John sings a straightforward love-song lyric at the beginning: “It’s a little bit funny this feeling inside / I’m not one of those who can easily hide / I don’t have much money, but boy, if I did / I’d buy a big house where we both could live.” At times the self-deprecating narrator stumbles to get out his feelings, which despite being a melodramatic device, AllMusic calls “effective and sweet”.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_Song
Ultimate Classic Rock:
“The original lyric was written very rapidly on the kitchen table of Elton’s mother’s [house] in Northwood Hills in the suburbs of London, if I recall, on a particularly grubby piece of exercise paper,” Bernie Taupin recalled in The Independent.
Taupin was only 17 when he penned the lyrics and had very little experience with romance. “It’s the voice of someone who hasn’t experienced love in any way,” he noted. “It’s a very virginal song.”
Upon reading Taupin’s lyrics for the first time, John retreated to the family piano and immediately began formulating a melody.
Read more: ultimateclassicrock.com/elton-john-your-song-history/
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