So it wouldn’t be fair to say he has no input on the lyrical side. He has a son named Jesus who’s apparently destined for even bigger things than his father and his father’s kind of jealous. It’s likely that Levon is divorced or widowed, since Jesus’ mother is never mentioned. That’s the best guess based on the plain meaning of the lyrics, anyway. The party supply store thing comes from the fact that no one gets rich just selling balloons.
Basically, it’s a story about three generations of a family that comes from nothing and achieves greatness. Barring a bigger explanation from Taupin, that seems to about cover it. The first type is the accompaniment to the song they are singing concurrently. Yes, there are exceptions, but most times this type of playing is very straightforward requiring only chords and their variations and transitions.
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