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Driftin' upward
Gently lifting
Lazy on the wind

Rollin' over
Turnin' slowly
Beginning and the end

Fire is bright
Fire is clean
Never so alive

Smoke is freedom
Flame is mercy
I am free tonight

And I burn
I burn

Stoke the embers
Cleanse the spirit
A prayer in every spark

Feel the lick of
Bad religion
The finish and the start

In the beginning
We were smarter
'n flame was heaven-sent

Through the ages
We got stupid
Now we must repent

And I burn
I burn

Sift the ashes
For reminders
Stony things remain

Tooth and bone
Unimpressive

I have left these things

Because fire is bright
Fire is clean
Efficient and divine

Tooth and bone
Charms and dolls
I am free tonight

I BURN
THE AIR
YOU BREATHE

I BURN
THE AIR
YOU BREATHE

I BURN
THE AIR
YOU BREATHE

I burn
I burn
I burn



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    cohesionOct 20, 2008 at 1:59 am
    When I hear this song and see the lyrics, I think of pyromania. I think, using the ideas that the other songs on this album tell stories of obsession, rape, and baptism, this is a baptism mof fire (to me). In the first verse, I think he's watching the fire he's just set, with someone who's wronged him burning inside. Especially with "Sift the ashes, stony things remain, I have left these things". I think his referrence to flame being Heaven-sent goes back to the Greek myth of Prometheus, bringing fire to man. He, in turn, was chained and suffers eternally. Anyways, just my rambling two cents.

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