"Mouth On Fire" as written by and Steven Edward/sheik Sater....
And there, the bones do sleep
And there the soul is soul
And there the gods do weep
When the angels fall

But here the thoughts won't keep
And here the blood runs cold
And here the grave is deep
And the devil calls

Brought my heart to feed, but my mouth was fire
Brought the earth my seed, but it would not flower
Where the jeweled stream? Where the eased desire?
In some fool's dream? In the ending hour?

Brought my voice, just noise to poor old Silence
A clanging toy, a clanging toy
Empty, strident
Brought my eyes, in utter ruin, sightless
The tears I cried, the tears I cried
Still so frightened

Brought my heart to feed, but my mouth was fire
Brought the earth my seed, but it would not flower
Where the jeweled stream? Where the eased desire?
In some fool's dream? In the ending hour?

Where the silver streets? Where the blossoming?
Where sounds so sweet?
Where songs of spring?
Where words for things?
Where golden memories?
Where quiet seas?
Where certainty?

Where all might cease, the talk, the want, the posturing?

Brought my heart to feed, but my mouth was fire
Brought the earth my seed, but it would not flower
Where the jeweled stream? Where the eased desire?
In some fool's dream? In the ending hour?

Where poetry?
Where mystic harmonies?

Where love that frees?
Where security?

Where sympathy?
Where tranquility?
Where rest in peace?

In the dream? Or in the fire?

Mouth on fire
Mouth on fire


Lyrics submitted by misskitty

"Mouth on Fire" as written by Duncan Sheik Steven Sater

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    General Commentunderrated song. Everything about this song, the music, the lyrics is powerful, and the best of Duncan's vocal range and ability can be found in this song.
    beatrizon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentutterly unspeakable awe that paralyzes the body -- probably he stands before some beautiful natural place and this song is him trying to grasp the meaning. its so overpowering it shakes lose everything heknows about the world -- where are the certianties? where is security?
    YoMamaWasaRodeoon April 06, 2007   Link

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