"Kindling" as written by and Bird/cecil/sutherland/perry/mildren....
You won't count to seven it's usually 'til ten.
To hell with Sydney girls you're much better than them.
On my mattress I've been drawing a line, where I'll shut my eyes and where you should lie,
you should lie, if you should lie.
I'll be a lighter of fires, you be the

Fighter of fires, I'll be the fighter of fires, you be the lighter fires.
Should I choose to stay here now all depends,
on buildings, buses, streets, trees, rain and friends on my mattress
I've been drawing a line, where I'll shut my eyes and where you should lie,

If you should lie.
I'll be a lighter of fires you'll be a fighter of fires,
I'll be a fighter of fires you be a lighter of fires.


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"Kindling" as written by James Cecil Cameron Bird

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    General CommentI love this song, It has such a good tune

    Anyways, I think this song is about a pyromaniac :P
    Gemini_15on October 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentUm......this song to me is about a guy wanting this nice sweet girl who will keep him in line and keep him out of trouble. Hence the "I'll be the lighter of fires, you'll be a fighter of fires" lines.

    At the end he also switches it up saying that He'll be the fighter of fires and she'll be the lighter, suggesting that he may want to bring the bad girl side out of her.
    The_Variableon December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its about them both being able to depend on eachother because he says "I'll be the lighter of fires you be the fighter of fires"
    and then he switches it "you be the lighter of fires, I'll be the fighter of fires"
    so as if saying they will always be there for eachother.
    Nova_Crashon August 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti always thought, it was like a sexual reference, the whole i'll vbe a lighter of fires, you'll be a fighter of fires. loovvvee it. :)
    JACKIE THE HOBOon March 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite aih songs.
    i wish it was longer though, only a minute and a half!

    to me it just seems to be about needing a girl to counter the destructive tendencies in each other.
    pitchforkerron July 01, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"...and where you should lie, you should lie, if you should lie. I’ll be a lighter of fires, you be the
    fighter of fires"
    I always think of lying down, then lying, then the rest referring to the lies. "Liar liar pants on fire"
    Robospensronon August 04, 2009   Link

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