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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

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

Goodbye Norma Jean
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled

Goodye Norma Jean
From the young man in the 22nd row
Who sees you as something more than 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

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



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    UnregisteredFeb 14, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    This song is so wonderful in that it was expressing the desire of one person to make a difference in another persons life.
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    UnregisteredDec 18, 2011 at 2:32 am
    I think it is about a young man's infatuation with marilyn monroe and as he reflects on her life obviously much younger than she and he describes her extraordinary appeal as he watches a movie with her in it from the 22nd row in a movie theatre.
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    UnregisteredJun 20, 2012 at 12:42 am
    That is a beautiful song, i had chills going down my spine and goosebumps on my arms and princess diana on my mind. This is the oct beautiful song i've ever heard and it has a lot of meaning to it
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    UnregisteredFeb 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm
    Pretty self explanatory i'd say. It's about marilyn monroe, and elton john's love and respect for her... And the media's horrible ways
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    UnregisteredJan 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    Elton john is one of the best singers!!!
    I think it means what marilyn monroe had to do in her life so lovely!
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