Elton John’s Candle In The Wind

I am going to go here. This song was originally written for Marilyn Monroe. It was released on his album Good-bye Yellow Brick Road.

The very first line reads ‘Good-bye Norma Jean’ which was Marilyn’s real name and the last line reads ‘More than just our Marilyn Monroe’.

If Elton John wanted to dedicate a song to Diana why didn’t he write one for her?

I don’t think his dedicating this song to her and it now being considered her song is a good thing at all. In fact I think it is disrespectful to both Marilyn and Diana.

For Marilyn who was brushed aside for Diana F you Elton John.

For Diana who deserved her own song F you Elton John.

Talk about re-gifting.




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

[repeat 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 22nd row

Who sees you as something more than sexual

More than just our Marilyn Monroe

[repeat chorus

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