"The Fire" as written by and Gareth Jones....
I'm gonna say it like I mean it,
We've let this go on to long.
You know I'm starting to believe it
That all together we could be strong
I won't name who's to blame for the misery and pain
It's a shame all the same that we
Lay down and play their game.

You've got it wrong,
It's not alright
We've got the fire, but does it mean anything
We've got the fire tonight.
We want to fight but will that change anything?
Will it make it alright?

I know it's vague but I'll say it
There's something wrong everywhere
And you're ashamed to admit it
But if it's not then you don't care
Well they will put you away
For the things that you say
And you're not buying in,
But their still gonna make you pay

You've got it wrong,
It's not alright
We've got the fire, but does it mean anything
We've got the fire tonight
We want to fight but will it change anything?
Will that make it alright?


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"The Fire" as written by Justin Gregory Smith Joseph Anthony Budden

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    General CommentI can't remember, but I think this is track one on "We're Not Happy..." Which might've been intentional, considering the album's theme.

    The song is about that momment when you realize you've hung onto something a bit too long. They've realized they're jaded, and don't know if it'll ever be like before again.
    doesion January 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts about a breakup. He thought he was teaching her a lesson by ending their relationship/friendship, like out of spite. I think it backfired on him. I think he thought she'd be the one to be miserable without him but he sees she's ok and moved on without him.

    I think he was always confused about their relationship. He's realizing that he really needs her and what they had was real and now that he let their separation go on "too long" its hard to get back to where they were or what they had. I think she's ok and moved on but he's telling her he's "not alright" without her.
    He's telling her that "We've got the fire, but does it mean anything We've got the fire tonight.
    We wanna fight but will that change anything?
    Will it make it alright?"

    the fire really means "passion" and he realizes that their fighting has been stupid and his feelings regardless go on for her.

    I think in the end he's telling her there are problems everywhere and she should realize nothing is perfect. But she's not "buying it" really means not falling for it again...she's had enough.

    "their still gonna make you pay" I think he realizes the problems he's caused in the relationship made them breakup but she doesn't want any part of him which living without her is a big price to pay.
    observer01on August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is clearly about Reel Big Fish and the times changing. They had their break, and ska is what they love, its more about RBF still playing what they love even though new music comes and goes. They realize their potential and still have the desire for what they play, but the everchanging public wants more to do with other music.
    RadTadon November 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentonly 3 comments? aww. one of my favorites.
    weezergirlon March 26, 2008   Link

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