candle in the wind


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candle in the wind

Something that is particularly vulnerable, weak, fragile, or precarious and likely to fail, perish, or be eliminated at any moment. The revolutionaries' bid for freedom is but a candle in the wind at this point, likely to be crushed by the dictator's regime. We all like to think we'll live forever, but we are really just candles in the wind.
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But when it came to choosing artists to revisit the album on a newly recorded disc accompanying the album's 40th Anniversary Edition, Elton decided Ed Sheeran's down to earth approach would fit the record's most celebrated track, Candle In The Wind.
Something About the Way You Look Tonight/ Candle in the Wind 97 - Elton John (1997) 4.
There's that Frank Ifield tune, Wayward Wind, Joe Longthorne's On Days Like These, Who Can I Turn To by the Rat Pack, When I Need You from Leo Sayer, Still by Ken Dodd, You're No Good by Chris Montez, Roy Orbison's It's Over, Softly As I Leave You by Matt Monroe and finally, Candle In the Wind by Elton John.
Sinead said she hated the official tribute song to Diana Candle In The Wind by Elton John because it portrayed her as a victim.
EARL Spencer has paid pounds 25,300 for the original manuscript score to Candle In the Wind 97 performed by Sir Elton John at Princess Diana's funeral.
Titanic chart-topper My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion is stealing a march on other musical favourites in the funeral Top Ten, including Elton John's Candle in the Wind.
Candle In The Wind Goodbye England's rose; May you ever grow in our hearts.
Hit singles Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting and the iconic Candle In The Wind ensured future posterity, and from the prog/glam rock 11-minute opening extravaganza Funeral For A friend/Love Lies Bleeding to the closing Harmony, GBYR is a kaleidoscopic treat.
1 Candle In The Wind and Bette Midler's Wind Beneath My Wings.
The rest of the Top 10 were Candle in the Wind, Wind Beneath my Wings, Search for the Hero, My Way, You'll Never Walk Alone, Release Me, Memory, Strangers in the Night and Bright Eyes.
THE original manuscript to the song Candle in the Wind 97, performed by Sir Elton John at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, was yesterday bought at auction by her brother Earl Spencer for pounds 25,300.
The pop superstar, who was a very close friend, would have preferred the Princess of Wales to have been buried in Westminster Cathedral, where he played the tribute anthem Candle In The Wind at her funeral.
Profits are pouring in from foreign sales of Candle In The Wind '97, the song Sir Elton performed in tribute to Diana at her Westminster Abbey funeral service.
Elton, 50, who sang Candle In The Wind at Diana's funeral, begged people "to put her death in perspective".
The hand-written lyrics to Elton John's Candle in the Wind tribute to Princess Diana are to be auctioned for charity.