"This Heart's on Fire" as written by and Arlen Thompson Dan Boeckner....
Sometimes they rock and roll
Sometimes they stay at home and it's just fine
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire

I am my mother's hen
And left the body in the bed all day
We don't know what to do
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire

A thousand made-up loves
What makes the sound of surf once you know you're alive?
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire

It's getting better all the time
It's getting better all the time
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire

And you're my favourite thing
Tell it everywhere I go
I don't know what to do
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire

Sometimes they rock and roll
I'd rather stay at home in real life
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire

It's getting better all the time
It's getting better all the time
It's getting better all the time
It's getting better all the time

This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire
This heart's on fire


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"This Heart's on Fire" as written by Dan Boeckner Arlen Thompson

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  • +2
    General CommentI'd rather stay at home and BUILD A LIFE
    benk0202on May 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSounds a lot like Wilco. In fact, for the most part I think half ths songs sound like Modest Mouse and the other half sound like Wilco. Great band, great cd, probably the best this year.
    jaysamackon December 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant closer of a fantastic album. Judging from the lyrics you could say it's a bit dull but that's definitely not the case. This song sounds very emotional, and I think the meaning of it is obvious. :)
    obsessedon December 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe posted lyrics "sometimes they rock and roll/
    sometimes they stay at home and it's just fine"...I thought they were "sometimes WE rock and roll/
    sometimes WE stay at home and it's just fine" and "sometimes they rock and roll/
    I'd rather stay at home in real life"...I thought they were "sometimes WE rock and roll/I'd rather stay at home AND FEEL ALIVE"...I hope the lyrics as I heard them are the actual lyrics, because I think they're more personal. I think this song is about someone who is depressed and broken hearted and would rather stay home and pine about their lost love than go out and look for someone else. Someone who cannot let go of that lost love.
    papelon February 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI am pretty much certain this is a break up song about getting over someone. In fact, I think that's who "Queen Mary" is, the person that the writer is trying to bury with words. The lines are too obvious:
    "and you're my favorite thing,
    I tell it everywhere I go
    I don't know what to do.."

    "it's getting better all the time"

    That's right, it does get better all the time...
    kozmikon February 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, the Queen Mary is a boat they were at a party on and they pretty much trashed it.
    Nodimaon March 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like the perhaps beatles reference with "it's getting better all the time" is too close to "Getting Better" to be coinicidental.
    myfriendbrennon March 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with u, kozmik.

    And the lines "this heart's on fire" don't get out of my mind.
    anygirlon April 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with papel, It definitly sounds like "I'd rather stay at home and FEEL ALIVE"

    I also certainly makes sense it being about someone stuck in a depressed funk who doesnt really want to go out and do anything.
    Dargonlordon May 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentr u guys serious? u really think this is a sad song about someone depressed or a break-up? it seem pretty obvious that it's a happy song. he's so happy with the one he loves(his wife im guessing) that he wants to do nothing else but be at home with her.
    "And you're my favourite thing"
    "It's getting better all the time"
    "Once you know you're alive"
    "I'd rather stay at home in real life"
    "This heart's on fire"

    cmon guys.
    osu8907on May 05, 2006   Link

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