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New Flame
by Butch Baker
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Verse 1
I fought forest fires in California
Battled with a blaze in New Orleans
Turned my back on fear and faced the danger
But I could not face the truth 'bout Betty Jean
I heard Betty Jean was hard to handle
But I was too in love to be concerned
Lord, she'd burn both ends of a candle
And somewhere in the middle I got burned, but
Verse 2
A new flame put out the fire
Oh, a memory strikes and flickers now and then
But that old flame don't get no higher
Because a new flame put out the fire
Verse 3
My second try at love was kin to lightnin'
Burned me to the ground then disappeared
I woke up lying face down on my pillow
Tried to catch my breath and choked on tears
I rolled around a while in burning embers
And I guess I took a fever with my pain
There's days and weeks and months I can't remember
And times that I cannot recall her name, because
Verse 4
A new flame put out the fire
Oh, a memory strikes and flickers now and then
But that old flame don't get no higher
Because a new flame put out the fire
Verse 5
I think I'd been more than understandin'
I'd been fairly patient through it all
Rejection number three's the one
That knocked me to my knees
Had to look Jesus' number
But I finally made the call and then
Verse 6
A new flame put out the fire
Oh, a memory strikes and flickers now and then
But that old flame don't get no higher
Because a new flame put out the fire

Writer(s):Lyrics © CLOUDY HALO PUBLISHING
Copyright: LYNDA TIMMONS ELVINGTON
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