Fire

Sometime around 2000 I started playing more guitar than keyboards.  I think it coincided with the release of the Magnolia soundtrack and me becoming a huge Aimee Mann fan.  It was during this time that I heard an interview with Robert Downey Jr. where he talked about his drug abuse saying along the lines of, “It’s like I have a loaded gun in my mouth, and I like the taste of metal.”  There something of that in this song, but I think the self-destruction here is a little more active instead of waiting for the trigger to be pulled.

Lyrics

I feel like I’m losing
Feel like I’m treading water, trying harder to
Find some great conclusion
Some way to break these chains off, all this grey off and

You take my confusion, after my fall
Forgive my intrusions, after it all
I still taste smoke in my mouth but you’re dragging me out to the rain
Oh you’re dragging me out from this pain

Am I like some sort of addict
Feeling I need to tear at the bonds we share, I don’t
Know what I was thinking
Like this anger could heal all the hurt we feel, but

You take my confusion, after my fall
Forgive my intrusions, after it all
I still taste smoke in my mouth but you’re dragging me out to the rain
Oh you’re dragging me out from this pain
Oh you’re dragging me out to the rain

Oh I feel it’s comin’ down now…
Ash streams down from my eyes now…
Can you see the burning fire you pulled me out from
Expectations, desperation, self-control I can’t control at all and…

You take my confusion, after my fall
Forgive my intrusions, after it all
I still taste smoke in my mouth but you’re dragging me out to the rain
Oh you’re dragging me out from this…

Fire

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2 Responses to Fire

  1. Shayne Simpson says:

    I remember when you wrote it. Brings back memories. Still Love it.

  2. It’s pretty fun going through the old songs and remembering the writing process. Having the blog has been much more of an active process than just posting the songs on someone else’s site.

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