I remember reading an interview with EJ’s lyricist, Bernie Taupin, where he commented that the meaning of Daniel - how he got injured, why the narrator is missing him, etc. - was all revealed in the missing third verse, which was cut to keep the length single-friendly.
I Googled to try to both find the interview I read and to find the missing verse and was unsuccessful. Anyone know about this - how about what the missing verse is and what it reveals?
(I also tried an SDMB search and the think locked up - sorry if this has been addressed already)