Because of the multi-layered sequencing, we only play "Love Lies Bleeding" live; with permission it might be neat to play a recording of "Funeral" first (so we can take a break at the same time, rather than simply swapping out songs).

Women can scream all they like about what scum men are, but when it comes to selfish, cowardly acts, they can match them, blow for blow.

It was 1974 and my Mother and Father were in the midst of a horrible divorce.

On one of our early dates, this song came on the radio just as we pulled into the parking garage. I kept being late in the era when you had to clock on.

I was thinking how I would like to sit and listen when she said "Can we just stay here and listen to this song? I was absolutely floored by how much of a connection we had over this song, and music in general. Things were getting out of hand so I chanced explaining my addiction to my boss - relieved that it wasn't laziness, I think, he sided with me, understood, and kept me on. I've never heard it mentioned, but Love Lies Bleeding is the common name of a flower!

I'd always been an EJ fan, and had first heard this on an album radio station in Boston in the mid 80s...instantly fell in love with it. After I bought the album in early 74 I played both LPs back to back several times and this track quickly stood out and became my favorite.

A few years later I started dating a girl who also turned out to be a big EJ fan. But every time I hear it, I still think of her and that time. Many times in that first month I'd put it on just before I left for work, my first job, and I could not leave until the track ended.

Synth player James Newton-Howard's scores pop up in about a hundred movies!

I heard this song on the radio one day while I was driving home to my mom's house from community college.

I was 14 and I knew that life as I knew it was over.

My Dad moved into his new "bachelor pad" and bought a quadraphonic sterio system and a few albums the guy at the shop suggested. I don't think my Dad ever listened to it but I played it relentlessly.

Charles, I too, was known in school as the "Elton" freak, and 30 years later, at class reunions the subject still comes up..Elton's still around so apparently we know talent when we hear it!