"burning hearts" as written by Michael Giacalone, Darren Amadio, Andrea Vaughn, Gilbert Abad and Todd Karasik....
We met first in cafes, and later in ruins. My best friend and I are saying goodbye to Hiroshima. We walked down the tarmac, again grey on grey. My sweetheart and I are saying goodbye in Hiroshima. Chorus: I was an architect, she was an actress. I drew the Eiffel Tower upon her dress. So we could see the world... The flash burnt our shadows right into the wall. But my best friend and I will leave them behind in Hiroshima. I will keep her secrets, I will change my name. My sweetheart and I are saying goodbye to Hiroshima (Repeat Chorus) The songs we sung and then forgot, The hearts that would burn and the hearts that would not. And the saint in tower, died for her sins not ours. All of this snow just made us glow in the dark. La La La La. From the boy in the bubble, to a whore in the rubble. All of this snow just made us glow in the dark. La La La La. All of this snow just made us glow in the dark.

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"Burning Hearts" as written by Darren Amadio Andrea Vaughn

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    General Comment"From the boy in the bubble to a whore in the rubble..." This is one of my favorite MF songs. The video with the random shots of live footage of this song is pretty sweet, too - gotta love Andrea Vaughn on the melodica.
    wornout_lineson January 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA lot of the imagery here can be read as literally about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (there's more to the city, but Americans tend to refer to it exclusively for that). The shadows of people burned into the wall by the bomb's flash are one of the most enduring symbols of the devastation of nuclear war. snow that makes us glow may be a reference to fallout.

    If we instead read hiroshima as a metaphor, the song is perhaps about leaving behind something that's brutal, ruined, or just depressing. The images deal with death, but the character's actions aren't about dying, or about haunting the rubble. They're about getting the hell out.

    "The saint in the tower / died for her sins, not ours" is a tremendously liberating line. We're not bound here out of guilt. No one else is suffering on our behalf. We'll deal with our consequences, and they'll deal with theirs, and if we want to say goodbye to Hiroshima and go to Paris, no one can stop us.
    inhumandecencyon February 02, 2007   Link

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