Actually, the very worst thing about those two lines is the pissant lazy-arse faffiness of them. “If I was a sculptor – but then again no” – yes, that’s right Elton, it’s a shit lyric and doesn’t make any sense. So what you do is you take your silver-sequinned ostrich-quill-pen and you cross the fucker out, not write “but then again no” and go on to pen an even worse line to finish the couplet. If for example I were to write:

“If I were Elton John – but then again no –
I would rather be embuggered with a garden hoe”

It would make no sense. Hmm. Or actually, it would make rather a lot of sense.