Dedicated to my mom (may she rest in peace) who was born today many years ago, and who to my great good fortune, was the polar opposite of Reginald’s mom.

[Teen Reginald sings]
I want love, but it’s impossible
A man like him, so irresponsible
A man like him, is dead in places

[Reginald’s father sings]
Other men feel liberated

I can’t love, shot full of holes
Don’t feel nothing, I just feel cold
Don’t feel nothing, [Reginald’s mother sings] just old scars
Toughening up around my heart

I want love, on my own terms
After everything I have learned
[Reginald’s grandmother sings] Me, I carry too much baggage
Oh God I’ve seen, so much traffic
But I want love, [mother] just a different kind
[Reginald] I want love, [father] won’t break me down
[All sing] Won’t brick me up, won’t fence me in
I want a love, that’ll mean something
That’s the love I want, [Reginald] I want love

Songwriters: Bernie Taupin / Elton John (Reginald)

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