Burn My Candle (At Both Ends)

Album: Thank You for the Years (1956)
  • Who's got a match worth striking, don't say it all depends
    Who wants to help me burn my candle at both ends?

    Who's got a light, he's hiding under a bushel, friends
    Who wants to help me burn my candle at both ends?

    It's possible it might not last a night
    While it burns, what a wonderful light

    Who'd like to play with fire as Satan recommends?
    Who wants to help me burn my candle at both ends?

    Who doesn't mind the reaper ffter he's sown wild oats?
    Who wants to take a chance and help me burn my boats?

    Who's not a look-then-leaper who won't heed a warning note?
    Who wants to take a chance and help me burn my boats?

    It's possible the pace may prove too hot
    But then again, it could happen it's not

    Who'd like to get in deeper, not caring if he floats?
    Who wants to take a chance and help me burn my boats?

    There's S for scotch, that's so direct
    And for straight 'n simple sex
    I for invitation too
    Close relationship with you
    N for nothing that no less
    S-I-N, that's sin, I guess

    Who's got a good ignition waiting for dividends?
    Who wants to help me burn my candle at both ends?

    Who's really in condition, won't mind how much he spends?
    Who wants to help me burn my candle at both ends?

    It may not last but it's all in the game, my friend
    And while it burns, what a fabulous flame

    Who has an inhibition weaker than he pretends?
    Who has an urge to turn the handle?
    Open my door and spurn the scandal
    Who wants to help me burn my candle at both ends?

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