Not a Sacrifice (blog 7 reposted)

Sacrifice By Elton John

 

It’s a human sign
When things go wrong
When the scent of her lingers
And temptation’s strong
Into the boundary
Of each married man
Sweet deceit comes calling
And negativity lands

Cold, cold heart
Hard done by you
Some things lookin’ better, baby
Just passin’ through
And it’s no sacrifice
Just a simple word
It’s two hearts livin’
In two separate world
But, it’s no sacrifice
No sacrifice
It’s no sacrifice, at all

Mutual misunderstandin’
After the fact
Sensitivity builds a prison
In the final act
We lose direction
No stone unturned
No tears to damn you
When jealousy hurts

Cold, cold heart
Hard done by you
Some things lookin’ better, baby
Just passin’ through
And it’s no sacrifice
Just a simple word
It’s two hearts livin’
In two separate world
But, it’s no sacrifice
No sacrifice
It’s no sacrifice, at all

Cold, cold heart
Hard done by you
Some things lookin’ better, baby
Just passin’ through
And it’s no sacrifice
Just a simple word
It’s two hearts livin’
In two separate world
But, it’s no sacrifice
No sacrifice
It’s no sacrifice, at all

No sacrifice, at all
No sacrifice, at all
No sacrifice, at all
No sacrifice, at all

When I was searching for inspiration for this post, I stumbled upon this song by Elton John. It’s about a relationship with a woman he loved deeply, but unfortunately they realized their love was no longer united, their hearts were in “two separate worlds” so they had to let each other go. They both are tempted to continue on and try to make things work, but in the end, whenever things look like they’re getting better, the illusion’s only temporary. The reason I liked the lyrics to this song was because instead of making the breakup to seem like a “sacrifice”, as in one of them lets go against their will in order to please the other. Rather it was not a sacrifice because their relationship and trying to make it work was not in vain, it just lead them both to the mutual understanding that they’d be better off a part. There was no hostility or tears, they were both on the same page. 

 
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  1. So really, Elton John uses sacrifice as an extreme comparison…but the repetition may be really a denial that it was “no sacrifice” and maybe this WAS a big sacrifice….why state this seven times?
    But, it’s no sacrifice
    No sacrifice
    It’s no sacrifice, at all

    No sacrifice, at all
    No sacrifice, at all
    No sacrifice, at all
    No sacrifice, at all
    Some new information on the topic or reflective; attempts to synthesize information and form new meaning; well organized
    written in a somewhat interesting style and voice; words chosen mostly reflect author’s personality and brings content to life for the most part; sentence fluency is mostly achieved
    few spelling errors; few grammar errors; some formatting to help make the post easier to read
    no multimedia; NOT categorized or tagged

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