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I shined your shoes, I poured the wine, I gave you all of my time,
I patched your dance smile that your friends apparently is a crime
I gave you strength, you took my place and gave it to her
But last... there was love on the...
And when love hands me matches now I'm gonna burn it down.

I keyed her car, got my guitar and wrote this damn song,
Look what you found she's been around I hear the line's long
And don't you tell me to be nice, I'm not a nice girlShe died of complications from the things you told her
So when love hands me matches now I'm gonna burn it down.

Any funny you said honey you... dark,
But I say cheater, liar, truck on fire, looser, lavor to see...
Just a few I thought of,
And when love hands me matches now I'm gonna burn it down.
Ohh I'm gonna burn it down, burn it, burn it, burn it down, matches now.



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    UnregisteredMay 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm
    I love this song! She writes the most amazing songs she should really make a cd with all of her unreleased songs and this song should be on that cd :)
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    UnregisteredMar 21, 2012 at 5:20 am
    Matches start fire and that fire conveys anger and sadness... Revenge is sometimes aimed.. ,that fire shows the world that life is full of heartaches and pains.. Life is indeed unfair... Some are liar... Some are left behind... Some are outcast and some are bullied.. That's i say liar liar burn on fire...

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