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The original title for the song was " No Future ", with the lyrics themselves being a general expression of the band's view of the monarchy or any individual or establishment commanding general obligation.
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Elton used them as Xmas gifts. There are dozens of generally uninteresting covers of the song that are little more than re-makes. Ringo sends a personal message to the sales team plugging his single, Only You.
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Sold the rest were junked. More horns — right from the start — more fun, and the ever-present tin whistle, mandolins, banjos, and electric guitars. The song could be heard during Journey Along the Thames , a two-minute film directed by Danny Boyle and played at the beginning of the Summer Olympics opening ceremony , an event opened by the queen, and held during her Diamond Jubilee.