Elton John

Goodbye England's rose

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.

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 never 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.

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.


*Trotz dieser Zeile ließ die Queen diesen Song nicht verbieten - obwohl jeder wußte, was gemeint war - und er wurde zum Welthit.

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