"All Sparks" as written by Thomas Michael Smith, Christopher Dominic Urbanowicz, Russell Leetch and Edward Owen Lay....
You're answering questions
That have not yet been asked
All sparks will burn out in the end

You burn like you're bouncing cigarettes on the road
All sparks will burn out in the end

All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out in the end

You're casting opinions
At people who need them
All sparks will burn out in the end

Well be careful angel
This life is just too long
All sparks will burn out in the end

All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out in the end

You burn like you're bouncing cigarettes

All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out
All sparks will burn out in the end


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"All Sparks" as written by Edward Owen Lay Christopher Dominic Urbanowicz

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    General CommentIt's a warning to someone who is a bit of a "bright spark". Someone who's a little too full of clever answers and opinions. He's telling them that their transcendence is very much a temporary thing, that they're going to be burnt out by life's long struggle just like everyone else. Fire is often linked with bright life and energy, but here the comparison is to a discarded cigarette cast onto the road; a tiny, doomed flame in a big, dark world.
    JonRon April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know the actual meaning of this song but what it makes me think of is this girl i used to love thinks her new boyfriend is gonna ask her to marry him which relates to the line "You're answering questions
    That have not yet been asked" and the "all sparks will burn out" bit is me thinking that she'll get bored of him so mariage isn't the best option.
    and the "Well be careful angel
    This life is just too hard
    All sparks will burn out in the end" bit seems to fit aswell cause i used to always call her angel.... it seems very unlikely this song was written about a similar situation though as i dunno what the other bits are about
    figure9on December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCould it be about someone who goes around doing nasty things? Casting opinions etc and who's a bit big headed 'answering questions that havent been asked yet'. I duno, it sort of sounds like that. I still love the song
    bloc_party15on December 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCould be about all life ending at some point. If you switch "All sparks" with "Everything". Maybe
    Sheverson March 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the way Tom says 'questions' in this song :D.

    xXx
    Raqaelon March 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt could be him talking about a relationship he was in and al the flaws with his girlfriend, then at the end of every line 'All sparks will burn out in the end' : he doesn't have to worry cos the relationship will eventually fall apart.

    I'd never really thought about the meaning of this song before, but I sort of agree with JonR aswel.
    Awsome song.
    izzo23on April 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen people smoke, the cigarette gives them a brief sense of enjoyment but eventually it burns out and you toss it. kinda like a relationship, its good for awhile but the "spark" dies and to have to end it and get a new one
    Chelly459on May 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSpark could be a metaphor for the nature of our existence, how short and fleeting it is, while a bouncing cigarette on the road stresses how fragile our lives are, in danger of being extinguished at any moment by passing cars.

    No matter who you are or what you achieve, we all pass away in the end.
    Simon Simonon April 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI aggre with Simon... It merely a metaphor for life/existence. No matter how brightly you shine, or how spectacular you are in this current life, whether it be around your friends or on a global scale (fame)... inevitabely you burn out and die....

    The casting opinions at people who need them makes reference to the here and now ...

    Things move and you're forgotten to some extent, quite a simplistic song lyrically but very profound when you ponder over it. I like his voice and the guitar in this track!
    Lovinglyricson May 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its basically about death - all sparks will burn out; everything dies in the end. nothing is forever, everything ends. morbid maybe but its true
    ramshotelon June 19, 2007   Link

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