The ghost of her
Floats over there
And the smile, the smile
It seems so lonely
She gave me her hand
As I struck up the band
And she seemed to sigh, she seemed to sigh
‘You’re the only’

And then we danced like two snowflakes
In the fallen wind
In the wind
And in
Won’t you let Marlene come in

The gymnasium floor
The price bound door
The jungle bird the jungle bird
That you showed me
Her love was so clean
To tell the truth Marlene
The sound of your tambourine still owns me

We were so young then
Now that I’m old I know, oh I know
I loved you right then
I would have made Marlene let go

My friends in the bars
Hell they only see the scars
And I do not give a damn, I do not give a damn That I loved you
I don’t know why
But once you seen the sky
You think you know all birds are lovely

But this snow on the ground
It would start tonight
It’s 22 years dead
Since I saw the light

The world it explodes
As such a high powered load
To run, to run, to run
Was all I left me
Appeared as breeze
High in the clouds we’ll freeze
To fly, to fly away
Was the lesson

You know the fire it burned her life out
Left me little more
I am a crippled singer
And it evens up the score

The ghost of her
It floats over there
And the smile, the smile
It seems so lonely
She gave me her hand
As I struck up the band
And she seemed to sigh, she seemed to sigh
‘You’re the only’

And then we danced like two snowflakes
In the fallen wind
In the wind
And in
Won’t you let Marlene come in
And in
Won’t you let Marlene come in


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Marlene song meanings
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    General CommentThere are several errors in the lyrics posted
    I believe the lyrics are as follows

    The ghost of her hair, floats over there
    and her smile, her smile it seems so lonely
    She gave me her hand, as they struck up a band
    and she seemed to say, seemed to say "your the only"
    And we danced like two snowflakes, in the falling wind, in the wind
    well do me a favour god...wont you let Marlene come in?

    The gymnasium floor, the brassbound door,
    the jungle bird the jungle bird that she showed me
    Her love was so clean, to tell the truth Marlene,
    the sound of the tambourine still haunts me
    We were so young then, now im old i know, iknow, oh i know
    Hell had you right then, but i made Marlene let go

    My friends in the bars,hell, they only see the scars
    and they do not give a damn, do not give a damn, that i loved you
    I don't know why, but once you've seen the sky
    you think you know all birds are lovely
    but theres snow on the ground, in Woodstock tonight,
    its twenty two years dear, since i saw the light

    The world did explode, in such a high powered glow
    to run, to run to run, was all they left me
    Up heres theres breeze, high in the clouds were free to fly,
    to fly away was the lesson
    Though the fire burned her life out, and left me little more
    I am a crippled singer, and it evens up the score.

    Repeat first verse.

    the song is clearly about the fire that tragically took the lives of 15 of his school friends, in particular that of Marlene Du Pont, a classmate and girlfriend of sorts.
    The references to "your tambourine still haunts me" relates to the music room to which the tragedy occurred. The "twenty two years dear" part is the time elapsedfrom fire to song. The rest is, i think, fairly self explanatory.

    The song speaks of such loss and guilt that this could have been a way of Jackson trying to jettison these overwhelming emotions. the song was recorded in 1976, along with 8 other fantastic songs, and was intended for his second album.

    stuart77on July 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAbout a schoolfriend who died in the fire that left him crippled.
    azkmon March 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe line that says "and in" is "and do me a favor"

    And I think these are the actual lines:

    And I do not give a damn they do not give a damn that I loved you
    The world did explode
    I don't know why that once you've seen the sky
    High in the clouds we're free to fly
    And though the fire burned her life out
    DivineFailureon May 04, 2011   Link

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