"Fireman" as written by and James Christopher/burch Adkins....
Dreamed I was a fireman.
I just smoked and watched you burn.
Dreamed I was an astronaut.
I shot you down like a juggernaut.
Dreamed we were still going out.
Had that one a few times now.
Woke up to find we were not.
It's good to be awake.
Dreamed I was a tidal wave.
I ravaged your coast, there were no survivors.
Dreamed I was your landlord.
I showed your place when you had lovers.
If I was a vampire,
I wouldn't suck your blood.
Then I dreamed I was you.
Sweetest dream I have had.
If you could hear the dreams I've had, my dear,
They would give you nightmares for a week.
But you're not here and I can never sleep.
Come home so I can be a creep.
Dreamed I was a dream.
I stole you away in your sleep.
Saved you from a fire, a gun for hire,
I introduced you to a vampire.
A wave crashed on the beach.
We rolled around in its foamy grasp.
Kissing in the chaos of a kelpy sea.
Seems I couldn't save you from me.
Maybe I'm obsessive to think like this.
Probably not impressing you with my cheap tricks.
Honey, it's depressing
What depression does to some.
I'll play the part for hours
But I know you'll never come.


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"Fireman" as written by Richard E Burch James Christopher Adkins

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    General Commentwow, amazing, my fave jawbreaker song.......and i love them all
    pr0leon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the constant struggle in ones mind. It sounds like he is stalking another person but its all in thier brain. A mix of choas and weird dreams all about someone who is no longer with this person. The last part of the song says like hey I you may think im psyco but so what.
    brianta69on March 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song rocks
    take me i'm yourson March 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song really goes about a guy who wants to get rid of this girl.

    Dreamed I was a fireman.
    I just smoked and watched you burn.
    Dreamed I was an astronaut.
    I shot you down like a juggernaut.
    Dreamed we were still going out.
    Had that one a few times now.
    Woke up to find we were not.
    It's good to be awake.
    Dreamed I was a tidal wave.
    I ravaged your coast,
    There were no survivors.
    Dreamed I was your landlord.
    I showed you place when you had lovers.
    If I was a vampire,
    I wouldn't suck your blood.

    But somewhere inside of him he knows he craves for this girl


    Sweetest dream I have had.
    If you could hear the dreams I've had, my dear,
    They would give you nightmares for a week.
    But you're not here and I can never sleep.
    Come home so I can be a creep.
    Dreamed I was a dream.
    I stole you away in your sleep.


    And he realizes this and now he wants to be with her but he knows if he is with her, he will only break her because he cant control his depression. You can see this because he is saving her from all the disasters that he created in the first place.
    Lord Pembrokeon March 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdreamed i was a fireman...everytime i hear that first line i get shivers.
    idk.
    im odd.
    >.<
    take me i'm yourson May 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthow cool are they? [[in answer, VERY cool]] i like how he uses 'my dear'
    feelinleftouton June 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe screechy sound on the guitar is awesome.
    rockfactoryon June 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song - my favourite by Jawbreaker, no contest. I think it's about a guy alternately pushing away and trying to draw in the object of his affection - who he feels he will destroy emotionally. What I've never decided is whether she comes back to him. I guess there are really no clues that she does in the song. He morosely says "I know you'll never come", but that could be just his pessimistic worldview... hmm.
    lavenderfireon October 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHow would it feel if you were the person who was just burning while he sat and smoked? I dream of sitting and smoking while I watch certain people burning, If I was a fireman....
    Cobra-corneliuson November 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentcool song.
    redandbluejeanson January 07, 2006   Link

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