"Suzie Lightning" as written by and Warren Zevon....
Written by Warren Zevon1991 Zevon Music She only sleeps on planes She's tired of going nowhere She's in Yugoslavia Working in a miniseries Suzie Lightning I built a world for her Suzie lightning I need a girl from earth She's in Hungary She sends post cards home Does she think of me? I'm in Hollywood Suzie Lightning Takes no prisoners Suzie Lightning No use crying about it No use trying to hold on She lights up the sky Then she's gone She don't have time for love She don't need me now Can't she see I'm burning up Burning down, burning out Suzie Lightning I built a world for her Suzie Lightning I need a girl from earth


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"Suzie Lightning" as written by Warren Zevon

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    General CommentI want to be like Suzie Lightning. She's independent as all hell, gets restless staying in one place... always moving around with no time for him (anymore?).
    Buddha of Suburbiaon April 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWarren Zevon's favorite song he ever wrote was this one, and the melody is so good you can see why. A great moment for the master musician of the 20th century.
    TheThornBirdson March 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentbooks.google.com/…

    Apparently Zevon got the idea for the song from the name of a stripper. Yes.

    Anyways, I'd always considered it an unrequited love song, but Buddha of Suburbia's interpretation--that she has no time for him *anymore*--makes a lot of sense.

    And yes, the melody's great. I like to play this one on guitar.

    Fun fact: my dad wooed my now-stepmom by giving her a copy of "Mr. Bad Example" with instructions written on the outside to listen to Suzie Lightning. At the time she found it stalkerish and creepy, since she didn't know him at all then.

    Sandwich-Mastaon October 11, 2011   Link

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