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From the album Don't Shoot Me (I'm Only the Piano Player), Daniel was a #2 hit for Elton John in 1973.

Songwriter:
Elton John & Bernie Taupin


J's Journal:
The subject of this parody is (who else?) Daniel in (where else?) the lionís den, but itís told from King Dariusí perspective, a pagan king who really liked Daniel a lot. †For Daniel's perspective, check out "Guide the Way" on our "Adam Up" CD. I first heard Elton John's "Daniel" when I was a kid and used to listen to my sistersí record albums. †I liked the album it came from so much that I made a deal with my sister Gayle. †She promised to give me the album if Iíd let her cut my hair. †And the rest is history. †This song was in the vaults for about five years or so before we finally recorded it. †That's Keith Harrold playing the drums on this one, "Cheap Birds," and "The Ballad of Jesus and Yahweh."
Stats:
Genre: Soft Rock
Length: 3:49

Daniel
Parody of "Daniel" by Elton John
(Daniel 6)

Daniel's with lions tonight in a cave
I can see their red pale eyes testiní his faith
Oh, and I can see Daniel waitin' to die
God, it looks like Daniel -- won't be around in my life
They say itís a pity though I can't intervene
Daniel, just was the best slave who ever served this king
Oh, and, even so, I can't change the law
Lord, I'll miss Daniel -- †Oh, I'll miss him so much
Oh oh oh -- Daniel, my governor
You are bolder than me -- do you still feel so brave?
Are you more than a meal?
You're wise and kind -- but you face roarin' lions
Daniel, will they starve? Will your faith save your life?
LEAD
Oh oh oh -- Daniel, my governor
You are bolder than me -- will you still be the same
When tomorrow is here?
Will I start cryin' -- will you see mornin' light?
Daniel, it's so hard -- I'm afraid that you'll die
Daniel's with lions tonight in a cave
I can see an Israelite's just what they crave
Oh, and, I can see Daniel prayin' for life
God, if You like Daniel
Just stay around him tonight
Oh, God, if You like Daniel
Just keep him out of those lions


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