Take This Dirty Water (Elton John)

Spare the rod don't spare the fool If you take the breaks you're given You get to make the rules Take a chance and make it fast If you break some bones on landing You know you're built to last Fight the tide and find the shore If the gift horse isn't smiling Just learn to ride some more Common sense is a rule of thumb If the suckers throw a red flag Blow 'em all to Kingdom Come And take this dirty water Running like a river In and out of everything We helped to put together Take this dirty water Help to keep it clean Get back to the wellsplring Purify the stream Search out days that never end If it's only for the chance To feel just like a child again Tell a lie that speaks the truth If the heart becomes a prisoner Your soul will turn you loose And take this dirty water Running like a river In and out of everything We helped to put together Take this dirty water Help to keep it clean Get back to the wellsplring Purify the stream And take this dirty water Running like a river In and out of everything We helped to put together Take this dirty water Help to keep it clean Get back to the wellsplring Purify the stream