Song Lyric Sunday | “The Last Song” – Elton John

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “last.” 

With yesterday being World AIDS Day and the current biopic of Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody, holding its own with movie theater audiences, this selection was pretty easy.

Elton John’s The Last Song was written shortly after Mercury died of AIDS. At the time, AIDS was becoming a pandemic and little was known about the disease or how to treat it. Sufferers were shunned and feared. This song narrates the story of an estranged father coming to terms with his son’s disease and homosexuality, while the son is coming to terms with dying.

This beautiful song was on John’s 1992 The One album, and all proceeds from the single went to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The song is used during the closing montage of the 1993 HBO docudrama And The Band Played On…


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The Last Song

by Elton John

7 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday | “The Last Song” – Elton John

  1. I see what you’re all about today, lady – maybe you’re the one sponsored by Kleenex, lol! This song is beautiful, and I recognize it, I just never realized what it was really about. Thank you for sharing the back story on that. 🙂

    If you haven’t seen the movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle, you should – Sir Elton plays a badass part in it, lol – he’s hilarious!


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