“Candle In The Wind” — Elton John

No Words, No Song
9 min readMay 26, 2019

Let’s get this clear right up front…with lyrics by Bernie Taupin, one of the world’s greatest living lyricists.

I was a big Elton John fan growing up. “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)” is the first record I ever bought…still got it in the original picture sleeve up in the attic.

“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” was the first non-classical piece of music I learned to play on the piano…not terribly well, I have to say, but the chord progression on the intro just did something to me the first time I heard it on the radio. I was desperate to find…

No Words, No Song

Without words, it’s just a nice tune. Add words — now you’ve got a song. And songs can change your world. I write about some that changed mine.