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"The Captain and the Kid" is the title and closing track of Elton John's album The Captain & the Kid. The introduction to the song is almost identical to the opening title track of John's Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy. The lyrics allude to John's and Bernie Taupin's personas that they have made since they gained success. For instance, the lines "Shaped our futures; you a tumbleweed/and me on a yellow brick road" and "To turn you into the Brown Dirt Cowboy/and me into a rocket man" very directly compares the characters in the songs to their personalities.


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