"Rocket Man" is definitely another one, especially when you understand how lonely the man in the song would be.
"Candle In the Wind", both the original version dedicated to Marilyn Monroe and the 1997 version dedicated to Princess Diana, can really hit some people right in the heart.
Then there is "American Triangle", written to commemorate Matthew Shepherd.
The epic intro to "Funeral For A Friend" could also be one.
"Someone Saved My Life Tonight", especially when you know the story behind the lyrics. If it doesn't affect you then...
"Tiny Dancer" is a triumphant tearjerker.
There are also "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word", "I Feel Like A Bullet (In The Gun Of Robert Ford)", "One More Arrow", "Song For Guy", "Ticking", and "The Greatest Discovery".
"The One" is of the "Tears of Joy" variety, and Elton himself says that when he first sang it in the wake of events in his life (among other things, sobering up) and his acceptance of who he really was Taupin's lyrics really hit home.
"The Last Song." Do not follow this link if you wish to keep your composure.
I followed the link. You were right.
That one had some interesting timing as well. It was written with Ryan White in mind and Taupin ended up giving the lyrics to Elton shortly after the death of Freddie Mercury. Elton said he had cried throughout writing the music for it.
This verse from "Levon" always makes this troper cry, especially because she knows what Levon is feeling- you want to explore the world, escape your bubble, and yet you stay behind while everyone else goes on their merry way: "Levon sells cartoon balloons in town/His family business thrives/Jesus, blows up balloons all day/Sits on the porch swing watching them fly/And Jesus, he wants to go to Venus/Leave Levon far behind/Take a balloon and go sailing/While Levon, Levon slowly dies".
You mean what Jesus is feeling, surely?
"Indian Sunset", which was sampled for "Ghetto Gospel" several decades later.
"This Train Don't Stop There Anymore" and the accompanying video. The song is Elton looking back on his life and apologizing, because he never really knew love; he was just singing along to the words. And the video... That's a whole other TearJerker in itself.
Portions of Elton's Blue Moves album, once you understand the Reality Subtext behind it. note Elton was burned out from performing and the pressures of fame, strung out on drugs and alcohol, had broken up with his boyfriend, manager John Reid, and was about to reveal his sexuality to the public; Elton's lyricist Bernie Taupin was also addicted to alcohol and drugs, and his marriage had collapsed—Bernie's wife at the time had taken up with Elton's bassist Kenny Passarelli. "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word", "Someone's Final Song", "Chameleon", "Cage The Songbird", "Between Seventeen And Twenty", "Tonight" —- the album is full of Tear Jerkers.