"The Flame" as written by and Nicky/fletcher Graham....
Another night slowly closes in
And I feel so lonely
Touching heat freezing on my skin
I pretend you still hold me
I'm going crazy, I'm losing sleep
I'm in too far, I'm in way too deep over you
I can't believe you're gone
You were the first, you'll be the last

Wherever you go, I'll be with you
Whatever you want, I'll give it to you
Whenever you need someone
To lay your heart and head upon
Remember, after the fire, after all the rain
I will be the flame
I will be the flame

Watching shadows move across the wall
I feel so frightened
I wanna run to you, I wanna call
But I've been hit by lightning
Just can't stand up for fallin' apart
Can't see through this veil across my heart, over you
You'll always be the one
You were the first, you'll be the last

Wherever you go, I'll be with you
Whatever you want, I'll give it to you
Whenever you need someone
To lay your heart and head upon
Remember, after the fire, after all the rain
I will be the flame
I will be the flame

I'm going crazy, I'm losing sleep
I'm in too far, I'm in way too deep over you
You'll always be the one
You were the first, you'll be the last

Wherever you go, I'll be with you
Whatever you want, I'll give it to you
Whenever you need someone
To lay your heart and head upon
Remember, after the fire, after all the rain
I will be the flame
I will be the flame

Whatever you want, I'll give it to you
Wherever you go, I'll be with you
And whatever you want, I'll give it to you


Lyrics submitted by AllStarMe

"The Flame" as written by Bob Mitchell Nick Graham

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    General CommentThis song for me has a completely different meaning then probably anyone here.

    My dad died in the hospital much too young. He was coming home from a stay in the hospital. He signed his release papers and went back into his room to collect his things so that he could go home. Moments later he had a massive heart attack and died right there in his room. The hospital called my mom to tell her to come to the hospital, thinking it was to pick him up. She called me to meet her there. As we stepped off the elevator at the hospital I could tell by the look on the nurse's face at the nurses station, that something was wrong. This is when we found out my dad had died.

    He had driven his self to the hospital so his truck was there and I had to drive it home... his personal belongings on the seat next to me folded neatly as my dad had left them. I turned on the radio... numb... and this song came on.

    To me, this song has 2 meanings to me. 1) it is a song from my point of view, (all the verses, 'you were the first to be the last', as I am the last son of 3) and 2) it is my dad talking to me. (the chorus: 'wherever you go, I'll be with you')

    He died in 1988, I was 22. To this day I get chills hearing it and it always reminds me of my good ol' dad. (and that ride home, crying) I love you dad. I'm sorry you aren't around to enjoy your grandkids. You have missed out on a lot, but not a day has gone by that I dont think of you.
    azrock4everon May 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song was the song that i dloaded for my ex... low and behold she dumped me for some dude with in a week tough break but you never learn until you hurt... and it reminds me of my camping trip this summer and having to take the biggest shit and i wouldn't go in the out house so we had to drive 1 hr into town so i could shit at home lol... great times... love this song! "I WILL BE THE FLAME"... oh the meaning lol... it to me is even if we have a fight i will still be there... no way in hell am i gonna agive you up... that gives me the goose pimples... later
    oldskoolpunker23on November 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLast yr. a dear friend of ours, a wacky, fun, devil-may-care pransker with a heart of gold, a loving father of 2 girls, and a very talent musician took his own life while walking his dogs in a local park. Should everyone our friend had left behind to cope with his unexpected passing as much as I had decided to gather together for a graveside celebration of life to honor his memory and provide his surviving friends and relatives a chance to come together for mutual support and healing, this song would make a fitting tribute to our friend who felt the need to leave us so soon.
    pharmageekon March 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has always been a favorite song, but recently has taken on new meaning. I have been single for 6 years and hadn't allowed myself to really care about any man for many reasons. The he walked into my life at such an odd chance meeting. I dated this man for almost two months, and fell completely in love with him. Then I got the most horrific news, at 38 years old, he died unexpectedly in his sleep. I was the last to see him, and all I can think about is the last kiss he gave me. He was the one, he was the first and he'll be the last.
    chynakatsunflweron May 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the most beautiful song on earth, i love it
    intoodeepon April 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta classic ballad
    it's about finding 'the one' but losing them
    if you believe in 'the one'
    Synchon June 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so incredible, one of my all time favorites. Cheap Trick is awesome.
    Psychokurtyon April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is by far the saddest song iv ever heard....its suicidal
    adam_chainsawon May 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely beautiful.
    The_Soulon May 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgreat song !
    xl5ronon June 03, 2004   Link

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