Medicine Man lyrics

Music by elton john
Lyrics by bernie taupin
Released as a uk b-side in 1990

We look at the table
And we look at the time
We see a short fuse burning
Were standing on a land mine

You look at the cold soup
I look at the grey wall
I see a red flag burning
Yeah, man we need a santa claus

Down on the homeless avenue
Down among the rocks and stones
The cradle falls but the buck stops here
Lets think about their hearts and bones

And we all need a medicine man
All need a medicine man
Dont we need a medicine man
His shake and his rattle and his helping hand

See the meat of a nation
On the back of a truck
I think were waste in a dumpster
Hey sorry kid its tough luck

She was adorable
And he was a good boy
They were inseparable
Yeah bitten by the cold war

Rags on the shapes of millions
Tears among the cuts and blows
The backbone snaps and the kids cant dance
Lets think about their hearts and bones

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What do you think is the meaning of Medicine Man by Elton John?