Keeps

She’s got everything you want her to have
Her black intellect
Her charm so blue
She’s got all you ever want her to get
But you

So you give her your life
Trying to give her no choice
And you show her a heart that’s begun to grow
She’s got everything you want her to have
But no

So you’ll imitate her own technique
Being irresistible deep for two
Saying: ‘last night I burned myself to sleep
Doing nothing but thinking of you’

But she is so cold, a beauty in ice
And when you tell her your line
And expect her to melt
She’ll just look at you, twinkle her eyes
And shine

She says: ‘my Sunday suit feels like a drum’
And then you understand that she never will
’Cause she is so cold, a beauty with eyes
On fire

And you carve a way out of your soul
Just have to breathe, just not explode
And that night you burn yourself to sleep
Doing nothing but thinking of her at all
She’s got everything you want from her
But nothing that you’ll get to keep

Something’s stirring your determined mind
Your thoughts are winding

And slowly you begin to doubt
Conceptions turning inside out
Upside down and backwards too
When you is me and she is you

And I’ll carve my way out of my soul
Just have to breathe, just not explode
And that night I burn myself to sleep
Doing nothing but thinking of you and me
She’s got everything I ever want
But nothing that I’ll get for keeps