Goodbye England's Rose

Music by Elton John: "Candle in the Wind"

Goodbye England's Rose
It seems you were a trifle fast
There in that street of Paris
And now you're sudden past

And when we heard you died
Everyone was shocked in disbelief
On how your death was tragic
But I don't quite agree

Because it seems to me you spilled your life
In a race you could not win
Never cared to fasten seatbelts when the ride begins
And had you not been a princess
It wouldn't have been news...
So why should I now cry for you when all the blame's on you?

The driver of your car
Surely meant to protect you
But then he fucked up big time
And thus he made the news

And everybody sweared
On how the bloddy press'd been haunting you
And the they bought the papers
That showed what had been left of you

And it seems to me you spilled your life
In a race you could not win
Never cared to fasten seatbelts when the ride begins
And had you not been a princess
It wouldn't have been news...
So why should I now cry for you when all the blame's on you?

Goodbye England's Rose
It seems you were a trifle fast
But now you're gone forever
And you left the news at last

Goodbye England's Rose
What we learned is old news indeed:
You should not go 200
In town at night when drunk like shit

And it seems to me you spilled your life
In a race you could not win
Never cared to fasten seatbelts when the ride begins
And had you not been a princess
It wouldn't have been news...
So why should I now cry for you when all the blame's on you?
And had you not been a princess
It wouldn't have been news...
So why should I now cry for you when all the blame's on you?

I assume I wrote that shortly after Elton John released his version. The text file's date is Dec 25, '98. Kudos to Norma Jean; that lyric I wouldn't have dared to touch.


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