"Why Should the Fire Die?" as written by and Sara Watkins Chris Thile....
Why should the fire die
My mom and dad kept theirs alive
It's early yet, don't say goodnight
I know in time you'll be all right

You're shining still behind the clouds
Saying I won't figure you out
I like it true, but let me try
And try and try for the rest of my life

I'm not scared of being alone
I'm not scared of being alone, being alone

I'm just happier being confused
Beside the fire, as long as it's with you

Why should the fire die
My mom and dad kept theirs alive
It's getting late, she says goodnight
I fall asleep, I'll be all right


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"Why Should the Fire Die?" as written by Sara Watkins Chris Thile

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    General CommentI love this song partly because of this:

    I'm not scared of being alone
    I'm just happier being confused
    Beside the fire, as long as it's with you

    I love the implication that its not the "being alone" part that is scary, he's okay with being alone...that's not the point. He just wants to be with this person, its better to be with this person. I think too many people stay in relationships or start relationships only because they're afraid of being alone. I think that is a terrible reason to be with someone, especially because in actuality we are always alone and we should be happy enough with ourselves to be okay with being alone. Also I just love that he's willing to try to keep *figuring* out the person he's with and not give up so easily on the relationship (another problem with our world today).
    kayceedon September 19, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I'm just happier being confused, beside the fire, as long as it's with you"
    definitley my favorite lines from this song... it's really a smooth song.
    And i love the "mom and dad kept theirs alive" most of this song just speaks to me.
    forelsket segon September 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow
    jclavet39on September 15, 2005   Link

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