Candle In The Wind (Live) Lyrics

by 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 said you on the treadmill
And they made you change your name

It seems to me you've lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in

I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend never 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 that papers had to say
Was that Marilyn was found in the nude

It seems to me you've lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in

I would have 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 a young man in the twenty second row
Who sees you as something more than sexual
More than just our Marilyn Monroe

It seems to me you've 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

I would have liked to have known you
Oh, but I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did