Indian Sunset

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"Indian Sunset"
Song by Elton John from the album Madman Across the Water
Released 5 November 1971
Recorded 14 August 1971 at DJM Studios
Genre Symphonic rock, progressive rock
Length 6:45
Label DJM Records
Writer(s) Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Producer(s) Gus Dudgeon
Madman Across the Water track listing
"Madman Across the Water"
"Indian Sunset"
"Holiday Inn"

"Indian Sunset" is a 1971 song, written and recorded by Elton John, with lyrics by his long-time songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin. It was from John's album Madman Across the Water. The song chronicles the story of an unnamed American Indian warrior on the verge of defeat from the white man. Taupin was inspired to write the lyrics after visiting a Native American reservation. In 2004, the song was sampled in an Eminem-produced Tupac Shakur song entitled "Ghetto Gospel".