". . . Oh teacher I need you like a little child
you got something in you to drive a schoolboy wild . . ."

  • Song Found On:
    "Don't Shoot Me (I'm Only The Piano Player)" -
    Released in 1973
  • For over forty years Elton John has been one of the dominant forces in rock and popular music. Some would argue that his most powerful songs come from the 1970s when Elton's musical talent in writing melodies combined with the lyrics of songwriting partner Bernie Taupin. This song dates from that time.

    Elton John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and knighted in 1998. He has been a champion for the LGBT movement and has been involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s.


by Elton John
and Bernie Taupin


I was sitting in the classroom
Trying to look intelligent
In case the teacher looked at me
She was long and she was lean
She's a middle-aged dream
And that lady means the whole world to me

It's a natural achievement
Conquering my homework
With her image pounding in my brain
She's an inspiration
For my graduation
And she helps to keep the classroom sane

Oh teacher I need you like a little child
You got something in you to drive a schoolboy wild
You give me education in the lovesick blues
Help me get straight come out and say
Teacher I, teacher I, teacher I, Teacher I need you

I have to write a letter
Tell about my feelings
Just to let her know the scene
Focus my attention
On some further education
In connection with the birdies and the bees

So I'm sitting in the classroom
I'm looking like a zombie
I'm waiting for the bell to ring
I've got John Wayne stances
I've got Erroll Flynn advances
And it doesn't mean a doggone thing