Elton John - Candle in the Wind Lyrics

Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road cover art
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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

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 liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

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

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 liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

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 as more than sexual
More than just our Marilyn Monroe

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 liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

The candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
  • 2 Candle in the Wind
  • 3 Bennie and the Jets
  • 4 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • 5 This Song Has No Title
  • 6 Grey Seal
  • 7 Jamaica Jerk-Off
  • 8 I've Seen That Movie Too
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Sweet Painted Lady
  • 2 The Ballad of Danny Bailey (1909-34)
  • 3 Dirty Little Girl
  • 4 All the Girls Love Alice
  • 5 Your Sister Can't Twist (but She Can Rock 'n Roll)
  • 6 Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  • 7 Roy Rogers
  • 8 Social Disease
  • 9 Harmony


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Bernie Taupin, Elton John
    album: Track in album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    release date: 1973-10-5
    popularity : 575 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock/Symphonic Rock/Pop Rock/Ballad/Glam/Classic Rock
    length: 3:50
    producer: Gus Dudgeon
    drums: Nigel Olsson
    piano: Elton John
    lead vocals: Elton John
    engineer: David Hentschel
    electric guitar: Davey Johnstone
    background vocals: Dee Murray, Nigel Olsson and Davey Johnstone
    bass guitar: Dee Murray
    composer: Elton John
    lyricist: Bernie Taupin
    Album Information
    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin