Goodbye, 4 Privet Drive

a filk on "Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road", as sung by Elton John

Harry sings this song to the people indicated before each verse. Also, it takes place during chapter 2 (Aunt Marge's Big Mistake) of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

GOODBYE, 4 PRIVET DRIVE

by Embledore

[to AUNT MARGE]
When are you gonna come down
You don't wanna hit the fan
You shouldn't have said what you did
You shouldn't insult my old man

[to UNCLE VERNON]
You know you can't hurt me forever
I don't wanna live with you
I'm not a kid that you can kick around now
This boy's too old to take abuse from you

So goodbye 4 Privet Drive
Where I spend the start of each tome
You can't lock me in your cupboard
I'm going back to my home

Back to the school where they teach all the spells
Flying my broomstick so high
Oh I finally know that my future lies
Away from 4 Privet Drive

[to AUNT MARGE]
What do you think you'll do then?
You'll never be the same
It'll take you a couple of Ministry wizards
To get you on your feet again

[to HIMSELF]
Maybe I'll get a suspension
I might get kicked out school
Using magic outside of Hogwarts
Breaks the Ministry of Magics rules

So goodbye 4 Privet Drive
Where I spend the start of each tome
You can't lock me in your cupboard
I'm going back to my home

Back to the school where they teach all the spells
Flying my broomstick so high
Oh I finally know that my future lies
Away from 4 Privet Drive

GOODBYE, YELLOW BRICK ROAD

by Elton John


When are you gonna come down
When are you going to land
I should have stayed on the farm
I should have listened to my old man


You know you can't hold me forever
I didn't sign up with you
I'm not a present for your friends to open
This boy's too young to be singing the blues

So goodbye yellow brick road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can't plant me in your penthouse
I'm going back to my plough

Back to the howling old owl in the woods
Hunting the horny back toad
Oh I've finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick road


What do you think you'll do then
I bet that'll shoot down your plane
It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics
To set you on your feet again


Maybe you'll get a replacement
There's plenty like me to be found
Mongrels who ain't got a penny
Sniffing for tidbits like you on the ground

So goodbye yellow brick road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can't plant me in your penthouse
I'm going back to my plough

Back to the howling old owl in the woods
Hunting the horny back toad
Oh I've finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick road

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