Day 9: A song you wish you had written

Umm, I’d wish I had written the best-selling song in history, because pocketing those royalties is nothing to piss away! Also, receiving all that love from listeners who genuinely dig what you put out there — that’s priceless. So I had to do quick research on exactly what that song was. Drumroll……White Christmas by Bing Crosby.

Don’t get me wrong, I like the song, this warm weather-loving lady is definitely never the person longing for a white Christmas. So I decided I wish I’d written the second best-selling song in history. What’s a $17 million loss when I still would haul in $33 million to date. I’ll take it! According to the Recording Industry Association of America the best-selling song of all time, with certified sales, is the 1997 version of Candle in the Wind.

This version was rewritten by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, and recorded by Elton John as a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, upon her tragic death. It’s a beautiful song with beautiful lyrics, something that would be an honor to have written.

 Candle in the Wind 1997


Lyrics
Goodbye England’s rose
May you ever grow in our hearts
You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart
You called out to our country
And you whispered to those in pain
Now you belong to heaven
And the stars spell out your name

[chorus]
And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in
And your footsteps will always fall here
Along England’s greenest hills
Your candle’s burned out long before
Your legend ever will

Loveliness we’ve lost
These empty days without your smile
This torch we’ll always carry
For our nation’s golden child
And even though we try
The truth brings us to tears
All our words cannot express
The joy you brought us through the years

[repeat chorus]

Goodbye England’s rose
May you ever grow in our hearts
You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart
Goodbye England’s rose
From a country lost without your soul
Who’ll miss the wings of your compassion
More than you’ll ever know

(repeat chorus)


From A Better 30 Day Music Challenge

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