Finally the question can be answered. It was always suspected but now there is proof. In the Elton John song “The Bitch Is Back” Who is the “bitch” Well, Bernie Taupin reluctantly thanks an ex-wife for coming up with the title. Yes, Elton John was the inspiration for “The Bitch Is Back” — or at least his behavior on a particular day inspired a song with that title. His lyricist, Bernie Taupin, tells how it came about.
“I don’t really want to give credit to one of my former wives for that title, but I suppose I have to. Elton had just come back from a trip somewhere and we were sitting in his house and he came in and he was just bitching and bitching about something. And my ex-wife just said, “Ugh, the bitch is back.’ And I went, ‘Mmm, good title. Thank you, I’ll take that.’”