BURT BACHARACH lyrics - The Net

BURT BACHARACH
"The Net"

They're closing in, closing in, closing in
And they're ready to drop the net!

It all began in Yuma, seven days ago
It seems more like a lifetime since she smiled and said: "Hello!"
I caught a glimpse of heaven shining in her eyes
But what looked like an angel, was a devil in disguise!

She said she wanted diamonds, furs and all the rest
The man who got her, had to treat her better than the best!
I said I'd bring her diamonds, promised her the moon
But she was in a hurry and I had to do it soon!

The night was dark and gloomy, clock was striking four
I opened up the skylight and I climbed down to the store!
I filled a sack with diamonds, made my getaway
Left fingerprints behind and now they've come to make me pay!

Long Ago Last Summer 1959-61 (2012)