Mary Chapin Carpenter A Keeper For Every Flame

She says it’s been so long, she can’t remember when

The mention of his name didn’t make her feel again

That everything is possible and every day a brand new start

Yeah, love’s something powerful when it finds a willing heart

Sometimes it’s a fire burning out of control

Sometimes it’s a candle burning long and low

All these years she never let it go

There’s a keeper for every flame

There is someone in his past that he hasn’t gotten over yet

Each day’s like the last, he just misses what he can’t forget

It’s just an empty space where something used to be

Now he guards the gate, but he’s lost the key

So no one enters, but no one leaves

There’s a keeper for every flame

Thought my heart had broken, but it was just a little bruised

I thought love had spoken, I guess I was just confused

Sometimes we were a fire burning out of control

Sometimes we were nothing but a candle glow

But it never died, baby, how I know

There’s a keeper for every flame