"The Desert Is on Fire" as written by and Matthew Taylor Armstrong Adam Michael Turla....
I'll leave a trail of fire across this desert
Just to see the desperation in
Your eyes
Your eyes

you think you've suffered well you ain't seen shit yet
The pain won't set in for a long long time
I've fought off angels with my hands behind my back
I've set the heavens all on fire

so sleep in the fallout shelter tonight one and all
And wrap the children up real tight
And stop the bleedin' before it starts
Stop the bleedin' before it starts

so sleep in the fallout shelter tonight one and all
And wrap the children up real tight
And stop the bleedin' before it starts
Stop the bleedin' before it starts

I'll leave a trail of fire across this desert
Just to see the desperation in
Your eyes


Lyrics submitted by prayingmantis84, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"The Desert Is on Fire" as written by Matthew Taylor Armstrong Adam Michael Turla

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    General CommentFrom the site:

    "THE DESERT IS ON FIRE is about the devil taunting the townspeople that he is going to burn down the desert and their homes. This song is simply about him talking shit to scare them. The townsfolk hole up in the bomb shelters, hoping that they are safe down there until they can strike again."
    prayingmantis84on May 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis band is beyond amazing.
    oldsadsongson December 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love MBD's cello work, but in this song , the cello holds everything together so well. One of my favorites.
    Fragmentedsobriqueton October 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat I really like is on the very first line the words "desert" and "in your eyes" sound like a train whistle, drawing together an image of a train charging down the tracks, setting the audio scenario. Amazing!
    Taltoson February 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
    the cello work IS amazing
    & the lyrics say so much in so little.

    one of the best off of who will survive...
    peonyandoceanon April 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthey did this for the first of their encore set at the orpehum last night. it was killer. there are no words to describe how awesome they are.
    eat_more_oreoson April 17, 2008   Link

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