Ever been desperately in love with someone…but knew it wouldn’t work? And maybe — just maybe — you possessed the maturity and the wisdom to keep yourself from trying anyway? Because you know what? Your first, gut impulse was right: It wasn’t going to work. It was never going to work, and by not even trying, you’ve missed out only on misery.
Warren Zevon knows that feeling. “Suzie Lightning” is a paean to an amazing woman the narrator knows he can never have.
No use crying about it
No use trying to hold on
She lights up the sky
Then she’s gone
Here’s a live version. The opening instrumental is a little long, but it’s a lovely song. Give it a listen: