Candle in the Wind Lyrics - James Last & Richard Clayderman

Richard Clayderman Serenaden cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1991
length: 3:47
producer: James Last, Olivier Toussaint and Paul de Senneville
engineer: Patrick Sigwalt and Peter Klemt
arranger: James Last and GĂ©rard Salesses
assistant producer: Ron Last
lyricist: Bernie Taupin
composer: Elton John
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 have 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

Goodbye Norma Jean
From the young man in the 22nd row
Who sees you as something as more than s__ual
More than just our Marilyn Monroe

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CD 1
  • 1 From a Distance
  • 2 Sacrifice
  • 3 Moonfire
  • 4 Lizzie
  • 5 Careless Whisper
  • 6 Maracaibo
  • 7 Super Dreaming Day
  • 8 Wind Beneath My Wings
  • 9 Indigo Bay
  • 10 Reflections
  • 11 Chancer
  • 12 Wind From the East
  • 13 Candle in the Wind
  • 14 Summer Serenade