The Flame

A negative image of the sign for The Flame nightclub (in Hillcrest), with palm trees swaying in the background
In Loving Memory

I'll remember being far from home

Talkin' on the telephone

You told me it's over, you made up your mind,

I'm part of the life that you're leaving behind

I'm left holding the torch

And the heat from the flame,

Only leaves me in pain

Don't you know how much it hurts,

You took all I had and you threw it away

I'm left holding the flame, yes I am

Holding the flame once again

No matter what you say, it hurts

You didn't have to make it worse

It would've been better had you told me yourself,

Instead that you left to somebody else

Maybe I can understand

You'd been staying with another man

Day isn't long, nights can be lonely

I wasn't there and you needed to hold me

I'm left holding the torch

And the heat from the flame,

Only leaves me in pain

Don't you know how much it hurts,

You took all I had and you threw it away

I'm left holding the flame, yes I am

Holding the flame once again

Fine Young Cannibals1

1.

Fine Young Cannibals. The Flame. The Finest. Steele, David and Roland Gift. MCA, 1996. CD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmHmxid1SzQ

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