Well, she was an American girl,
raised on promises
She couldn't help thinking that there
was a little more to life somewhere else.
After all it was a great big world,
with lots of places to run to
Yeah, and if she had to die, trying she
had one little promise she was gonna keep.
Oh yeah, alright!
Take it easy, baby
Make it last all night
She was an American girl.
Well, it was kind of cold that night
She stood alone on her balcony
Yeah, she could hear the cars roll by,
out on 441, like waves crashing on the beach.
And for one desperate moment there
he crept back in her memory
God it's so painful, something that's so close,
and still so far out of reach.