Candle in the Wind

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Sandy Denny

Alexandra Elene Maclean "Sandy" Denny (6 January 1947 – 21 April 1978) was an English singer and songwriter, perhaps best known as the lead singer for the folk rock band Fairport Convention. She has been described by Allmusic's Richie Unterberger as "the pre-eminent British folk rock singer". more »

Goodbye Norma Jean
 Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself  While those around you crawled 
They crawled out of the woodwork 
And they whispered into your brain 
They set you on the treadmill 
And they made you change your name

[Chorus: x2]
And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
 Never knowing who to cling to when the rain set in
And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before 
Your legend ever did

[Chorus]

 Loneliness was tough 
The toughest role you ever played  Hollywood created a superstar 
And pain was the price you paid
Even when you died the press still hounded you
All the papers had to say
Was that Marilyn was found in the nude

[Chorus]

 Goodbye Norma Jean
 Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself  While those around you crawled  Goodbye Norma Jean
From the young man in the twenty-second row
Who sees you as something more than just sexual 
More than just our Marilyn Monroe

[Chorus]

Written by: BERNIE TAUPIN, ELTON JOHN

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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Candle in the Wind