"Fireworks" as written by and Daniel Anthony/mcnamara Mcnamara....
I stretched over to reach you
I tried to meet you, I've been wrong
Now the fireworks in me are all gone
It's time I realized

My girl you make all the smart moves
And you see through all my wrongs
When the fireworks in me are all gone
Then I realized

And I won't need convincing
I've seen enough to want to try
And change things
You fell in love, I fell in line

I thought I found my place
Before I knew how much it cost to play it safe
Have I let you,
I'll never let you down.

I work all day and I won't find
When it feels right and its wrong
When the fireworks in me are all gone
Then I realized

And I won't need convincing
I've seen enough to want to change things
You fell in love, I fell in line
I thought I'd found my place

Before I knew how much it cost to play it safe
Could I leave you,
I'll never let you down.


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"Fireworks" as written by Daniel Anthony/mcnamara Mcnamara

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    General Commentno comments!?!?! this is 1 of my fave embrace songs. even right now on november5th (fireworks night) when my 2 dogs are about having heart attacks cos of all the banging! it still doesnt put me off the great song!!!
    sOCS479on November 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love Embrace, been a fan since day one and it disappoints me to see the lack of comment on their old material, though I won't complain about the interest in the new stuff.

    The Good Will Out Album means so much to me, but I especially love this track. "Have I let you? I never let you down" sums up so many things for me.

    Danny McNamara - a musical genius.
    big_w79on January 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favourite song of all time, about realising that you'e been with the wrong person for so long and really need to do something about it, so you know you need to end it but it's so difficult to do because you don't want to hurt their feelings and you don't want to let them down, but at the end of the day, you know it's the only option left.
    Fantastic band all round, I agree with big w about not having enough comments on embraces old material
    mattstfcon August 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is about losing something you once had, assumably a feeling, or a sense of love or pride.

    'Now the fireworks in me are all gone' - I'm not good enough anymore.


    Shaun
    Shaunuson October 05, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationSorry if my explanation or interpretation is quite long... I just love this song so much and the lyrics just struck me sooo much <3
    “I stretched over to reach you
    I tried to meet you, I've been wrong
    Now the fireworks in me are all gone
    It's time I realized”
    - The singer wants this someone so much and he would try anything to be with this person. He thought he could be with her but in the end his love for her waned.
    “My girl you make all the smart moves
    And you see through all my wrongs
    When the fireworks in me are all gone
    Then I realized”
    - He’s complementing his girl but when his feelings fade he pondered the negative side of her.
    “ And I won't need convincing
    I've seen enough to want to try
    And change things
    You fell in love, I fell in line”
    - The girl already fell in love with someone and even though that was the case he still waited and loved her. However became conscious that he doesn’t need to convince himself to try and make things work to save their love since she can’t reciprocate his love for her.

    “thought I found my place
    Before I knew how much it cost to play it safe
    Have I let you,
    I'll never let you down.”
    - He thought that the girl was the one before he found out how much it means to protect himself from all the pain she had cost him. And he’s asking the girl if he did his best in their relationship.
    “I work all day and I won't find
    When it feels right and its wrong
    When the fireworks in me are all gone
    Then I realized”
    - In this part, the singer is admitting his fault in their relationship. He’s too busy that he started to neglect the girl and he’s not aware if he’s hurting her or not.

    “Before I knew how much it cost to play it safe
    Could I leave you,
    I'll never let you down.”

    - He’s asking if he could walk away from their relationship but in the end he’s saying that he’ll do his best to make it work so it’s like he’s asking for another chance.
    mauichanon October 12, 2012   Link

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