Couldn't Make Her Stay

03:33
Johnny Bulford/Chris Roberts

Lyrics

Couldn’t make her stay
The lights are still flashin on the boardwalk sign. The boys are all checkin out the suntan lines out on ocean way.
You can hear the kids screamin on the superslide and a cover band playin no woman no cry while the palm trees sway.
And when the air is just right on a night like this, I can still taste the salt and lime on her sweet kiss.
I can make her smile. I can make her laugh, make her believe it was gonna last. It was easy to do, hell I believed it too.
I could make her love me for a little while, make her forget the world outside that perfect place, watchin that summer sun fade but I couldn’t make her stay.
It said we were 21 on our fake IDs but we were just kids out on Indian beach and she grabbed my hand, and I’d build bonfires all the time but none of them burned quite as bright as the one we lit side by side on a blanket in the sand.
I can make her smile. I can make her laugh, make her believe it was gonna last. It was easy to do, hell I believed it too.
I could make her love me for a little while, make her forget the world outside that perfect place, watchin that summer sun fade but I, oh I couldn’t make her stay. No I couldn’t make her stay.
The lights are still flashin on the boardwalk sign, the boys are all checkin out the suntan lines out on ocean way.