Denny, Sandy - Candle In The Wind Lyrics




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 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 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 the press still hounded you
All the papers had to say
Was that Marilyn was found in the nude

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

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 the press still hounded you
All the papers had to say
Was that Marilyn was found in the nude





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Denny, Sandy Candle In The Wind Comments
  1. Matt Quay

    Times that was..
    Talent.

  2. C B tazfisher14

    An absolutely wonderful version. Sung by "The Lady" Sandty Denny. Michael Steele (from the Bangles, & huge Sandy Denny fan) once said in an interview, that you know you've heard a great song, sung by a great singer, when you've get "goosebumps" & "chills" while listening to him/her. Well, that version, sung by "The Lady", made me want to cry.

    A beautiful, & talented singer. Taken from the world too soon.

  3. bobh28630

    Like some others, I first heard Sandy many decades ago. My opinion is her best body of work was with Fairport Convention however I acknowledge she cut excellent individual tracks before and after as well. The comparison to Elton John's "Candle In The Wind" is not worthy of discussion. Sandy interprets the song based on her capabilities at the time and we must endure the poor mix and over production. The real joy is we can all listen to what recordings remain of an singularly astonishing voice.

  4. victor vegas

    perhaps the best version of the classic by taupin and john

  5. Martyn /CRS

    Named my daughter after you Sandy just to ensure a beautiful life would remain in this world after your sad passing and we both had the privilege and honour to place flowers on your resting place on my daughters 16th birthday. Total inspiration in both our lives. And "Who knows where the Time Goes" will be played when I shake off my mortal coil to bask in the presence of your talent.

  6. Chris Ali

    ❤️🌹🌹🌹🌹 Love you Sandy Denny
    Wish I had known about your music before
    I’m new to it and I just am blown away by your voice

  7. kevscranes

    She could almost be singing about her own tragic life . Gone far too early our Sandy Denny .

  8. Pietro Battistella

    I LOVE YOU SANDY!!

  9. Richard Ward

    Could have been written about Sandy herself.....

  10. leonard turner

    bless you Sandy

  11. Lee Krick

    Better late than never. Just discovered this wonderful singer.

  12. low down

    Rip angel sandy you are missed ✌

  13. Buster Scruggs

    Check out 'Black Tower of London' (Grenfell) on You Tube.

  14. Revolution Anonymous Palestine

    Elton John took this song from Sandy Denny

  15. Richard Starling

    Sandy Denny has one of the pure voices uou could ever hear.

  16. John Casewell UK

    This song could have been written about this beautiful Girl.

  17. Zelly Kin

    RIP SANDY just like MM's fans Sandy your fans love you.

  18. Tonetwisters

    Wonderful. Wish her voice had not been so buried in the mix: but still, wonderful. Would love to have heard her sing Holly's "Raining In My Heart." She would have killed that one ...

    TheGenreman

    Her voice was battered a bit by this stage by heavy drinking and smoking.

  19. Rudolf Weiler

    Thanks for the wonderful picture here on the channel.

  20. manrico fiorentini

    nobody like Sandy

  21. kim lee

    E.John must surely be simply blown away. He cant even hold a candle up to SD version

  22. James Adlington

    Ironic really

  23. Poi Winn Song

    Love the crescendo on the second chorus

  24. Antonio Dias

    magic!!

  25. james reinolds

    Omg, what a wonderful voice!

  26. 2468pebble

    Wish she hadn't done this. Of course she gave it her best.

    EyMeng

    the piano only version is better

  27. subg88

    This must have irked the purists

    Barney Barnes

    She had Elton and Bernie's blessing.Things were different back in the 70's. Not petty and all jealous like today.

    subg88

    @Barney Barnes I meant the Sandy Denny/folk purists. No such thing as an Elton John purist, lol.

  28. John Gray

    Goosebumps.

    Paul Hall

    John Gray indeed in an era now of homogenized voices and music Sandy's voice transcends the mundane

    twinoak170

    Hey John, I am just discovering Nick Drake, check him out if you haven't already.  Instantly one of my favorites, and discovered by one of the Fairport Convention guys.

    kate davenporty

    wow,a Nick Drake newby! well done,congrtulations.Nick was so beautiful,like Sandy,emotive,fragile,sublime! :)

  29. Phillip Rains

    Trancenditional version. Eclipses Elton John's version. He can't hold a candle in the wind to Sandy

    John Johnson

    Phillip Rains... VERY well said! She HAS such a beautiful voice. (It Lives on...as she does)

    Descartes' Donkey

    I can't hold a candle to your daft analogy

    Nim Boo

    Phillip Rains

    That is because he is gay and she was a woman.

    graham Paice

    @Descartes' Donkey No comparison !

  30. Kevin Pippin

    Your with Norma Jean Now Sandy. God's Time is the best.

  31. Mike Flynn

    Love the way that the word " goodbye" just seems to drift away on the wind....
    Sandy explores the places other singers cannot reach.....

  32. VICTORMALONEY

    10 times better than Elton John's version.

    EnosEverything

    I adore Sandy but don't think this song suits her at all and to make a ridiculous remark that this is ten times better than the version that E.J recorded and WROTE is just plain crazy.

    Alan Edwards

    Absolutely better than Elton John. Sandy was far beyond him. Can't help but respect her.

    Teddyb1939

    Love Sandy but just as you say, silly statement.

    Greg Hobbs

    I love both Reginald Dwight's & Alexandra Elena McClain's versions. Too bad she couldn't cover his "Someone saved my life tonight."

  33. Jan Behaeghel

    Great of course, but Eltons original is very good too.

    Teddyb1939

    Absolutely.

  34. David Prestidge

    Awesome - a wonderful singer, taken from us far too soon.

  35. europis888

    Mal sabia Sandy Denny que estava se auto-homenageando coverizando esse som em que a letra simplesmente É a sua própria biografia....Denny se tornou uma estrela, das mais brilhantes e fulgurantes no céu.....olhe para cima numa noite bem estrelada, vc a verá brilhando de forma especial.....

  36. Alexander Karemacher

    To rousseau63..............Hello there, I too am an old man and lived throught the 60's, when I dreamed of the future........now I dream of the past, the music, the people, the freedom, the peace !! I will be on the ledge too, waiting to cross over. If you see me, just wave.

    mic Last

    I wil I hope see you on the ledge,if not see you at cropredy(I already have my ticket for the 50th bash.)

    B's Book

    +Alexander Karemacher you are not an old man you are who you are & you have wisdom beyond yrs that many could do well to learn from. I'm a child of the 60's too & feel old with the way the world is now but it can't go backwards we must go forward. I'll see you on the ledge too & I'll hold your hand & hug you & we'll share a smile & wink of knowing what could have been & what may be if we're lucky.?

  37. Antonio da Silva Rodrigues

    The greatest female voice ever.

  38. Joel

    It's interesting because Sandy Denny lived way too short herself.

  39. tony holt

    I meant by not y.

  40. tony holt

    Better than Elton y a long way