Sick City (song)

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"Sick City"
Single by Elton John
A-side Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
Released 20 May 1974
Genre Rock
Length 5:24
Label MCA, DJM Records, Rocket/Phonogram
Writer(s) Elton John, Bernie Taupin

"Sick City" is a song by Elton John with lyrics written by Bernie Taupin. It is the B-side of the single release of "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", released in 1974. It later appeared on the 1995 remaster of the album Caribou. The song is about a groupie, and the life in 1970's New York which Bernie Taupin has had a love/hate relationship with from time to time. Musically it features the Tower of Power Horns which appear on Caribou. It also features altered piano tones through a Leslie speaker.