"Flirtin' With Disaster" as written by Brock Patrick Walsh and Jeffrey H. Lorber....
I'm travelin' down the road and I'm flirtin' with disaster
I've got the pedal to the floor, my life is running faster
I'm out of money, out of hope, it looks like self-destruction
Well, how much more can we take with all of this corruption

I'm travelin' down the road, y'all know what I mean
You know, the way we run our lives, it makes no sense to me
I don't know about yourself or what you plan to be, yeah
When we gamble with our time, we choose our destiny

I'm travelin' down that lonesome road
I feel like I'm dragging a heavy load
I've tried to turn my head away
I feel about the same most every day

You know what I'm talking about

Speeding down the fast lane, honey, we're playin' from town to town
The boys and I've been burnin' it up, can't seem to slow it down
I’ve got the pedal to the floor, our lives are runnin' faster
We got our sights set straight ahead, but I ain't sure what we're after

Flirtin' with disaster, y’all damn sure know what I mean
You know, the way we run our lives, it makes no sense to me
I don't know about yourself or what you plan to be, yeah
When we gamble with our time we choose our destiny

Yeah, we're travelin' down that lonesome road
I feel like I'm dragging a heavy load, you know, baby
Don't try to turn my head away
I'm flirtin' with disaster every day

And you are too, baby

Flirtin' with disaster, babe, y'all know what I mean
You know the way we run our lives, it makes no sense to me
I don't know about yourself or what you wanna be, hey
When we gamble with our time we choose our destiny

Yeah, we're traveling down this lonesome road
I feel like I'm dragging a heavy load, yeah
Don't try and turn my head away, ba ba ba yeah
Flirtin' with disaster every day


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"Flirtin’ with Disaster [Live]" as written by Danny Joe Brown Banner Harvey Thomas

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    General CommentDamn good song
    Holydivingdioon June 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome with a killer guitar part. It's a great song to drive fast too. :)
    AdudeNamedSean14on August 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthaha, i know what Adude means. Great song to drive fast too! AWESOME vocals and guitar solo as well!!!
    jssw030289on January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a metaphor for his whole life crashing down and he's just spiraling out of control and when he tries to fix it he just makes things worse
    so flirting with disaster is taking huge risks and in this case not getting the good side of it
    bringeroflighton October 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've been getting into this song a lot after hearing it on the radio a few times, I like it so much I'm learning it on the guitar, got most of the rythm parts worked out but those leads are going to take some practice.

    I think the song is meant as a general metaphor for self destructive tendencies, whether it be on a large scale or small and personal one. I kind of get the idea with all the car references that it might be about speed, or drugs in general.

    It also sounds like the 'protagonist' for lack of a better word feels out of place, he sees things going on around him that bother him, he tries to ignore it, but ultimately it weighs him down. At the end he can't ignore the problems but he can't do anything about it either.

    I love the line "when we gamble with our time we choose our destiny", Though I'm not exactly sure what that means, there's an element of truth and wisdom to it lol
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    Love the vocals, bop bop bop yea-ee-uh-yeah!
    Znegative88on February 20, 2018   Link

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