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.
I say, your candle burned out long before-
Your legend ever di- i- i- i -id.
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
© 1973 Dick James Music Limited