Elton John: Candle in the Wind Meaning
Song Released: 1974
Candle in the Wind Lyrics
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...
anonymous Sep 12th, 9:46pm report
It is a song about norma jean the real name of marilyn monroe whose life was similar to the other actresses in her time and her life was like elizabeth short the black dahlia marilyn monroe didn't like her fake persona she wanted people to love norma but hollywood wanted marilyn monroe and marilyn monroe never had been friends with elton john bcause elton john was a little boy when they would've met but I wished I would've met her.
anonymous Oct 27th, 2011 10:22pm report
It's about how he wanted the world to realize how vulnerable she was, not as a sex object because she lived a very breif, very public life and she was a sex object during her life.
anonymous Oct 8th, 2011 10:07pm report
elton means that even though marylin died but some people learnt something the time she was alive "those around you crowed,out of the woodwork.
anonymous Sep 23rd, 2011 9:44pm report
"Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did." I think it's about how he felt that her life was stolen from her before he wanted it to. I don't know. I'm not good at this type of stuff.
anonymous Sep 21st, 2011 9:39pm report
It seems like they were really close friends and Elton John wanted to have the listener feel sad. The verse, "I would have liked to know you, but I just a kid" I think it's a metaphor for the longing for simpler times and the lost innocent - ness of a child.
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anonymous Mar 16th, 2011 3:38am report
Of how easy it is to be minipulated into something you're not.
anonymous Aug 25th, 2007 8:43pm report
This is obviously about Marilyn Monroe. It's about how she was treated and stuff. This song was later re-written in honor of princess Diana, when she died in 1997. Elton John performed this re-edited version at her funeral.
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