Elton John Pinball Wizard cover

Pinball Wizard
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Lyrics and Meaning


Released
January 1, 1996
Genre
Rock
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Ever since I was a young boy, I played the silver ball
From Soho down to Brighton, I must have played them all
But I ain't seen nothing like him in any amusement hall
That deaf, dumb, blind boy,
Sure plays a mean pinball.
Verse 2
He stands like a statue, becomes part of the machine.
Feeling all the bumpers, always playing clean.
Plays by intuition, the digit counters fall,
That deaf, dumb, blind boy,
Sure plays a mean pinball.
Verse 3
He's a pinball wizard, there has to be a twist.
A pinball wizard, he's got such a supple wrist.
How do you think he does it? I don't know.
What makes him so good?
Verse 4
Well, he ain't got no distractions,
Can't hear no buzzers and bells.
Don't see lights-a-flashin',
He plays by a sense of smell.
Always has a replay, 'n never tilts at all.
That deaf, dumb, blind boy,
Sure plays a mean pinball.
Verse 5
He can't beat me now, I've always been the champ.
I know every trick, no freak's gonna beat my hand.
Verse 6
Pinball! Let's play!
Pinball! Let's play!
Pinball! Let's play!
Pinball! Let's play!
Verse 7
Even on my usual table, he can beat the best.
His disciples lead him in, and he just does the rest.
He's got crazy flipper fingers, I never seen him fall,
That deaf, dumb, blind boy,
Sure plays a mean pinball.
Verse 8
He's a pinball wizard, there has to be a twist.
A pinball wizard, he's got such a supple wrist.
Verse 9
He's a pinball wizard, his score's a trillion more.
A pinball wizard, the world's new pinball lord.
He's scoring more! He's scoring more!
Verse 10
I thought I was the Bally table king,
But I just handed my pinball crown to him.
To him! To him!

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