Between Seventeen and Twenty

Between Seventeen and Twenty is a song by Elton John with lyrics by Bernie Taupin, the eleventh track on his 1976 album Blue Moves. Many believe that the song is about Bernie Taupin's then-wife Maxine Feibelman, for whom he wrote one of John's most known songs, "Tiny Dancer". At the time of making the album, Bernie and Maxine divorced, as she had fallen for Elton's new bassist, Kenny Passarelli. Bernie was a close friend of Passarelli at the time, which can be seen in the lyric:

"I wonder who's sleeping in your sheets tonight, whose head rests upon the bed"
"Could it be a close friend I knew so well, who seems to be so close to you instead"

The title refers to the age difference between Bernie and Maxine. He was 20 years old when he met her, and she was 17. Some also believe that the song is in fact written about Elton, as Bernie were 17 when he met Elton, who was then 20. Shortly after the release of the album, Elton and Bernie decided to take a break from each other.

The songs has not appeared on any other albums.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sts. Peter Baptist and Twenty-Five Companions —     Sts. Peter Baptist and Twenty Five Companions     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Sts. Peter Baptist and Twenty Five Companions     Died at Nagasaki, 5 Feb., 1597. In 1593 while negotiations were pending between the Emperor of Japan and the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Seventeen Moments of Spring — Infobox Film name = Seventeen Moments of Spring image size = caption = director = Tatiana Lioznova producer = writer = based on the books by Yulian Semyonov narrator = starring = Vyacheslav Tikhonov music = Mikael Tariverdiev cinematography =… …   Wikipedia

  • Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan — Martyrs of Japan Died February 5, 1597,Nagasaki, Japan Means of martyrdom Crucifixion …   Wikipedia

  • Bonnie and Clyde — For other uses, see Bonnie and Clyde (disambiguation). Bonnie and Clyde Bonnie and Clyde in March 1933, in a photo found by police at the Joplin, Missouri hideout. Clyde B …   Wikipedia

  • Timeline of the Northern Ireland Troubles and peace process — This article lists the major violent and political incidents during the Troubles and peace process in Northern Ireland. The Troubles (Irish: Na Trioblóidí) was a period of conflict in Northern Ireland involving republican and loyalist… …   Wikipedia

  • Characters of Final Fantasy X and X-2 — Main characters of Final Fantasy X as shown from left to right: Kimahri Ronso, Rikku, Auron, Yuna, Lulu, Tidus and Wakka …   Wikipedia

  • Date and time notation by country — Different style conventions and habits exist around the world for dates and times in writing and speaking. Examples:*The order that a year, month, and day are written. *How weeks are identified. *The 24 hour clock and/or the 12 hour clock. *The… …   Wikipedia

  • Teenage pregnancy and sexual health in the United Kingdom — IntroductionThe United Kingdom currently has the highest teenage birth rate in Western Europe. The current Labour Government have pledged to half the number of conceptions to girls under 18 by 2010. Over the last fifty years the proportion of… …   Wikipedia

  • State and Local Affairs — ▪ 1997 Introduction       States continued to be at the centre of national debates on public policy during 1996. The U.S. Congress, reacting in part to successful experimentation by a number of states, enacted a historic welfare reform measure… …   Universalium

  • Sacco and Vanzetti — This article is about the individuals Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. For 1971 film, see Sacco e Vanzetti. For 2004 docu drama, see The Diary of Sacco and Vanzetti. For 2006 documentary film, see Sacco and Vanzetti (film). Bartolomeo… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.