Merle Haggard - Old Flames Can't Hold A Candle To You Lyrics




Downtown tonight I saw an old friend someone who
I use to take comfort from long before I met you
And I caught a spark in her eyes of forgotten desire
And with a word or a touch I could have rekindled that fire

Old flames can't hold a candle to you
No one can light up my night like you do
Flickering embers of love, I've known one or two
But old flames can't hold a candle to you

Sometimes at night I think of old lovers I've known
And remember how holding them made me not feel so alone
Then I feel you beside me and even their memories are gone
And like stars in the night lost in the sweet light of dawn

Old flames can't hold a candle to you
No one can light up my night like you do
Flickering embers of love, I've known one or two
But old flames can't hold a candle to you

Flickering embers of love, I've known one or two
But old flames can't hold a candle to you





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  1. Christo Watkins

    This is the way music is supposed to sound like!

    pecvillian

    I agree.

  2. Brigid O Riordan

    Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Eileen Boyle

    The best

  4. Rafe Woodall

    You're right nobody can hold a candle to to Merle Haggard they will never be another

  5. Linda Martin

    Beautiful 👍👍👍👍🌟⭐️⚡️🤗🤗🥰💃🌹💯

  6. Linda Martin

    Beautiful yet sad, l love Merle, one of the best👍👍👍👍❤️❤️❤️💯💯💯🤗🤗🤗🌹

  7. Brian Allen

    Love Meryl

  8. Bob Connelly

    Bob connelly

  9. Linda Martin

    Beautiful Video take a listen, Merle sing this beautiful👏👏👏👏👏🎩🧸🎩⭐️🌟

  10. Linda Martin

    Great love song ❤️👏👏👏🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸💞❣️Thank you my friend❤️❤️❤️❤️

  11. Linda Martin

    Love this song my friend, ❤️🧸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸👏👏👏💯💯💯🇺🇸❤️Thank you❤️❣️

    pecvillian

    You are very welcome.

  12. Allene Jimenez

    The one and only Merle Haggard, the greatest and genius of everything in music! Miss you Merle!

  13. Margie Crabtree

    So true and yet sad

  14. do it to it

    Makes my squall every time

  15. minecraft king

    Pure country soul, he made us feel every song he wrote,with his voice and lyrics,love him and miss him to bits,

  16. Me, myself and I

    November 2019.. I know you turned 52 today... Not only old flames, but new potential ones too could not hold a damn matchstick to you my darling, never mind a candle 🕯..

  17. Eileen Macarthur

    Can't Hold a Candle to Merle Haggard

  18. Elaine Caudill

    Old flames dont hold a candle to u i miss u tho it didn't work for us

  19. Hayward Smith

    what a great talent Merle had he was one of kind and his songs came from the heart. He will be missed by everyone who knew him

  20. Joyce Clary

    Oh, how I love, love, love this

  21. Eugene Horner

    Ginny, R.I.P.

  22. Mick Daniels

    What can I say great miss him sadly

  23. Brogan Moffet

    The best that ever sang a country song period. Rip merle

  24. Vicki Vestal

    Love this song. First heard it by Dolly, but Merle as usual is the best!!

  25. Kristina Craft

    He had the smoothest voice ever,

  26. Mick Daniels

    So lucky to have lived in his time Mick daniel

  27. Me, myself and I

    Oh God what a memory 💔

  28. Olof Loa Jonsdottir

    My yongest daughter have the same bursday - now she is sure she will be 79 years old :) Rip, Merle.....

  29. Franklin Warner

    Great Song.

  30. Alva Nita Bell

    Alva Nita Bell

  31. Franklin Warner

    Nice Song.

    Franklin Warner

    Thank You All The Best.

  32. PopsnTigger

    Wonderful ❣️

  33. Meladisinné

    Dolly sings it beautifully... But Merle gets my heart pounding Rip💙

  34. Linda Martin

    Love this Song, Merle was A great Man Thank You💓🔥💖💞🍷💥🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🙏🙏🙏
    🍷💋💖💓💞🔥

  35. Hayward Smith

    this is a down to earth good old country singer untouched by all no questions???

  36. Linda Sidney

    WOW...that Band! The Best.

  37. Mr. Holiday

    LYRICS

    Downtown tonight, I saw an old friend, someone who 
    I use to take comfort from long before I met you 
    I caught a spark from his eyes of forgotten desire 
    With a word, or a touch, I could have rekindled that fire 
    Old flames can't hold a candle to you

    No one can light up the night like you do 
    Flickering embers of love 
    I've known one or two 
    But old flames can't hold a candle to you

    Sometimes at night, I think of old lovers I've known 
    I remember how holding them helped me not feel so alone 
    Then I feel you beside me and even their memories are gone 
    Like stars in the night lost in the sweet light of dawn

    Old flames can't hold a candle to you 
    No one can light up the night like you do 
    Flickering embers of love 
    I've known one or two 
    But old flames can't hold a candle to you 
    Old flames can't hold a candle to you 
    Mmmm

    Jean Burk

    Thanks. My husband got me with this one.💗

  38. Ken Thompson

    just a fantastic song thanks fellas thommo australia

  39. Roger Anderson

    I understand melee traveled with a13 piece band. What a full sound. The band makes the singer. Hank snow had that full sound but he did it with his lead guitar that he played himself. Of course mearl played about everything on the stage. How great to be great. We will be singing like him for awhile but there will be a new star tomorrow. Time replace s every thing and every body.

    Nedra Bradley

    Nobody will ever replace Merle Haggard.

  40. leavicki1

    No one can hold a candle to HAG

  41. knot alott

    Miss you my friend! 😭😭😭

  42. Ken Jackson

    He could've sung a postcard and I'd listen Rip Merle we all miss ya

  43. Brogan Moffet

    Listen to that music and then go throw rocks at what they are singing now. Rip hag you were the best of all time. No doubt about it

    Nedra Bradley

    I don't listen to today's garbage. Thanks YouTube

  44. Buddy Silver

    Merle was a "farmer"; he sowed his wild oats and produced a bumper crop!

  45. Buddy Silver

    Merle was a "farmer"; he sowed his wild oats and produced a bumper crop!

  46. Glenda Gillikin

    Love Merle

  47. Valerie Whitehouse

    Just love this song and singer N.S.W. Australia

  48. Roger Brown

    Merle Haggard one of the greatest human beings ever to walk the earth!

    Nedra Bradley

    You're so right

    Annie Maynard

    Agree from aussie.

  49. TheYvonnerw greene

    Absolutely - no one like him - his beautiful, remarkable voice

  50. garry mc neely

    best voice ever recorded,makes me feel like I am 17 again. will someone please put the song Irma Jackson on here. another one of his master pieces that never gets any attention. he never sang a bad song just good ones and incredible ones. the best ever is gone now friends but his recordings will live on for ever. this icon left us with a treasure trove of superb music to savor for the rest of our lives . we are all truly blessed in that respect. no one will never come close to this mans career. gone but never forgotten.

    Nedra Bradley

    I agree

  51. Ben Craft

    Dolly wrote this and a whole lot of other wonderful songs. Merle sure does a great job singing it, as Dolly does! 5-23-19

    pecvillian

    Dolly did not write this song. It was written by Hugh Moffatt and Pebe Sebert

  52. Janice Moritz

    Love this song yes some good dance music

  53. tony peebles

    The man could sing the phone book and made it sound good

    Nedra Bradley

    So true

  54. Jeremy Glen Castle

    Good job!
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OYU4Koqb2bc
    My Favorite Memory

  55. Anne Perry

    Love the real country music. Great to hear the vintage songs of Merle and his family.

  56. warrior 36

    136 people don't know country music

    pecvillian

    That's the truth.

  57. William Millard

    All great Artists!But never to be forgotten......now with their maker.

  58. Brenda Roark

    know one will ever replace Merle Haggard

    Nedra Bradley

    So true

  59. Richard Locke

    I like this hit.holding a few good cheerful happy dances with some worthwhile memories instored

  60. TheYvonnerw greene

    MY DAD INTRODUCED ME TO MERLE WITH THIS SONG, LOVED HIM EVER AFTER

  61. Nedra Bradley

    I'll always love merle haggard

  62. Janice Moritz

    So beautiful

  63. Appletree

    The saxophone in this is great!!!

    pecvillian

    I agree. That was Don Markham on the Sax.

    Appletree

    I've always loved the sax!!!

  64. Linda Martin

    Merle great song❣️🎸🎸🎸🎸❤️💃🔥never be another Merle 👍👍👍👍💃💃🔥😊🌹❤️💥

  65. The Dalton Gang Bodybuilding

    122 people without taste buds. What a pity. Another Timeless Classic! Thankyou Mr. Haggard! Rip my friend

  66. Mike Wiedenkofer

    The rare talent to write great music, but to also take a song he didn’t write like this and make his own.

    pecvillian

    That is true.

  67. Chris Walker

    THANK YOU!!! YOU TUBE ,FOR ALL THE GREAT MUSIC AT MY FINGER TIP, AMAZING, LOVE YOU TUBE

  68. Jamie Martin

    Nobody can hold a candle to Hag. RIP sir. You are missed

    Leeann Mann

    Merle his true heart of cowboy . Music true from soul

  69. Joseph Belotti

    He’s the best of all time

  70. Slackerdog007 Slacker dog

    Oh God. Take care of of the spirits that’s going your way. I know you’ll help God almighty. Your Fan always.......

  71. Imelda Ennis

    Oops... Gorgeous song Merle sings it beautifully

  72. Elaine Caudill

    Me and my mom loved these songs i miss her so much

  73. Emory King

    The hag no one can ever beat or replace him.

  74. Pamela Knowles

    Priceless🎶🎶❤

  75. Carol Sharp

    I have COPD can’t breath sometimes and I weeze

    pecvillian

    Sorry to hear that.

  76. Joyce Connolly

    What can we say about Merle Haggard songs voice,his singing the instruments he plays. Just his songs meanings I just enjoy ,😎🤗😃👍👍🌺🌷

  77. Eugene Horner

    R.I.P. Ginny.

  78. Cindy Knuckles

    luv merl,,yep.

  79. Joey Ballard

    sad we've lost some good ones

    Nedra Bradley

    Merle was the best

  80. Anne White

    Thanks for sharing this with us Merle Was The Best, and this is a beautiful song !!!

    pecvillian

    You are very welcome.

  81. Carol Sharp

    R I P Martin

  82. Appletree

    I love that saxophone!!!  Never heard it before!!!

    Nedra Bradley

    Don Markham played with Merle a very long time

  83. Kitty Bruåsdal

    Nice song

  84. Tempey cooper

    only Merle 2018!!!!!!!!!!!

  85. Miss Kitty 1944

    Love you m erle haggard bless you keep singing up in heaven I will keep listening to songs like this RIP God bless you merle..

  86. Tina Beck

    Good song

  87. Pondy Hsu

    Downtown tonight, I saw an old friend someone there
    I used to take comfort from long before I met you
    And I caught a spark from her eyes of forgotten desire
    With a word or a touch, I could have rekindled that fire

    But old flames can't hold a candle to you
    No-one can light up my night like you do
    Flickering embers of love I've known one or two
    But old flames can't hold a candle to you
    *********************
    Sometimes at night I think of old lovers I've known
    I remember how holding them make me not feeling so alone
    Then I feel you beside me and even their memories are gone
    And Like stars in the night lost in the sweet light of dawn

    Old flames can't hold a candle to you
    No-one can light up my night like you do
    Flickering embers of love I've known one or two
    But old flames can't hold a candle to you
    ********************
    Flickering embers of love I've known one or two
    But old flames can't hold a candle to you, darling.....

  88. Cecil Wells

    I heard in memhis,tn. I forget the year. He was sharing the stage with

  89. Stella Ercolani

    All women are unique...

    Nedra Bradley

    Yes we are
    Thanks

  90. Camera Shy

    The Bing Crosby of the late 20th century.

  91. henk herben

    Great voice