Burning Too Hot to Last

The first time I loved I didn't know how good that it could be
To have another heart see in you everything you hoped they'd see
If someone said the feeling wouldn't last there's no way I'd ever believe
That something I felt so true and fast could ever slip away from me

But the flames of passion burned it up
When early days of attraction passed
Like a meteor entering the atmosphere
Burning too hot to last

And I'm so tired of hearing that a burning heart is the only love that's true
And that the mystery of loving only lasts just as long as the love is new
Cause when the first part's done the real work starts, you get down and roll up your sleeves
The real trick is building an enduring love, the kind that don't ever leave

So the flames of passion can't burn it up
When early days of attraction pass
Like a meteor entering the atmosphere
Burning too hot to last

When the love's not tempered by a common trust, hearts can't take the strain
When the fire's all gone, what you got left is a smoky kind of pain
Yeah, the flames of passion can burn it up
When early days of attraction pass
Like a meteor entering the atmosphere
Burning too hot to last

(Owen Temple)
© 2001 Owen Temple Music (BMI)