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 20, 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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