There you were, sitting in that darkened corner

Of that little bar, on the outskirts of town

Reading a book, drinking a martini mixer

Looking for all the world like a sweet girl

Men come and go, without a glance up from you

Buying you drinks, lighting your cigarettes

The ones you take home are far and few

Lines from an improv script

Cause they don't know you like I know you

A wildfire in disguise

Your love could burn away

The midnight skies

Hiding behing a painted face

So hard to catch and keep

Like a hemi on full throttle

or so you seemed to me

And keeping you is like

trying to catch lightning in a bottle

We were young and in High School

When we tried our hand at love

Dated for a couple of months, I was a fool

And you with wings, my little dove

Just flew off into the sky above

No, you can't be tied down just yet

Leave that for later on

Hell on wheels, with looks that catch

Every male eye that wanders by

Too young you say for serious

No need for a relationship

Broken heart after broken heart

Spent chasing you from bar to bar

A wildfire in disguise

So hot you could burn

Burn away the midnight skies

Guys stand in line just to wait their turn

You're too hard to keep

Like a hemi on full throttle

You seemed to me

And keeping you is like

Trying to catch lightning in a bottle

So you sit in the corner of that little bar

Reading your book and drinking your martini mixer

Looking ever so much like an angel

A sweet little girl

Men climbing over each other

just to get a chance with you

As you try to smother

That tiny little grin on your face

You're not mean on purpose

No, not at all, not tonight

Just trying to find a little happiness

Just looking for a good time

Like a wildfire in disguise

So hot that you could burn

Away the midnight skies

Men waiting their turn

Just to have a chance at you

But you're so hard to keep

You're so hard to keep

Like a Hemi revved to full throttle

Or so you seemed to me

and keeping you is like

Trying to catch lightning in a bottle

Catching lightning in a bottle