Tiny Dancer, Dancing In The Sand

Praia de Matosinhos / model: Jessica Mezey

I have a pile of great shots from last Saturday’s beach shoot with Jessica Mezey, but I’m only posting two for now since I’m buried in editing these days. There’s a line in Elton John’s song “Tiny Dancer” that goes “Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand…” that came to mind for this post. (It’s hard to believe this song is from 1971. Saying that makes me feel slightly less old!)

Praia de Matosinhos / model: Jessica Mezey

August 8, 2015
Album: Portugal [Summer 2015]

“Tiny Dancer” by Elton John

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand

Jesus freaks out in the street
Handing tickets out for God
Turning back she just laughs
The boulevard is not that bad

Piano man he makes his stand
In the auditorium
Looking on she sings the songs
The words she knows the tune she hums

But oh how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you and you can hear me
When I say softly slowly

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand

But oh how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you and you can hear me
When I say softly slowly

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today