Beyond the yellow brick road
Ah-ah-ah, ah

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road lyrics meaning


The yellow brick road is a reference to the film The Wizard Of Oz, in which a girl named Dorothy (Judy Garland) travels far along a yellow-bricked road in search of a magical wizard. The moral of the film is that Dorothy had everything she needed all along. This is a poetic metaphor for how individuals can strive for fame and success, not realising that they had everything one should ever need - a private life and a content existence - before.

Judy Garland herself struggled with fame throughout her life. She was highly popular and successful, but she couldn't cope with the pressures of fame. Financial problems, multiple divorces, mental health problems and drug addiction plagued her throughout adult life. This eventually led to her tragic early death from a drug overdose in 1969.

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