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Elton John to Release Bowie Tribute Version of Candle in The Wind

Elton John is to release a special David Bowie tribute version of Candle In The Wind, to be played in his honour at an upcoming tribute concert.

The Sceptical Poet is proud to have been granted an advance view of the new lyrics, reprinted here for our readers:

Martian In The Sky

(in memoriam David Bowie)

Goodbye Major Tom
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to be yourself
Though standing at the door
You crawled out of your spaceship
And you whispered into our brains
Now you live in the heavens
And the stars spell out your name

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a Martian in the sky
Never fading into techno
When the ’90s set in
And your songs will always live on
In our stereos and minds
Your candle burned out far too soon
But your music will never die

The Goblin King was tough
The toughest role you ever played
Those tights were always chilly
Their famous bulge the price you paid
And even though we tried
To avoid your penis through the years
All those films made it tough
You loved to whip it out and bring us all to tears

Goodbye Major Tom
From a country lost without your clothes
We thought them awful but you were still sexy
More than just a skinny bloke


Fans of both singers are devastated.


By Ernst Vikne [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Ernst Vikne [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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