My heart is always on the line
I've travelled all kinds of places
The song is always the same
Got lonesome fuel for fire

Got forty-fives to play at night
Got books to spend with every weekend
The story's always the same
Got lonesome fuel for fire

Fuel for fire, a bitter ending
Til a sweet, sweet death
Fuel for fire, the sour note inside
An orchestra wail
Fuel for fire, uncomfortable poses
Between famous last words
Fuel for fire, a missing person
In a small, small world

I dug beneath the wall of sound
I ended up back where I started
The song is always the same
Got lonesome fuel for fire

And so my heart is always on the line
I've travelled all kinds of places
The story's always the same
Got lonesome fuel for fire


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    General Commenti think he sings "to a sweet, sweet day"

    anyhoo... this has to be one of the best songs by matt. i feel bad for all the people who will never get exposed to this guys music. so.fucking.good
    j.enslowon March 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a good song to fall asleep to. i'm not sure if he says day or death there. i like how his voice is the real centerpiece in this song. beautifuuuuul
    rhymeswithorangeon August 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti believe it is "uncomfortable pauses" not "uncomfortable poses"
    w.prydeon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I dug beneath the wall of sound" is clearly a phil spector reference, who influenced the beach boys, and they in turn influenced M. Ward. Granted Phil Spector probably did too, since he does have a very deep sound...
    lukewagoneeron September 17, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI hate that there are only 4 other comments about this song...

    It's about a person who's home is unstable and they do a lot of moving. This puts their heart on the line meaning on the risk of getting hurt because their path in life is unstable. I feel like "lonesome fuel for fire" is referring to their lonesomeness and that is how they fuel their love when they find someone. Someone who is a loner because of their life and so they spend their weekends at home instead of partying or socializing.

    I relate to this song because I'm very much a loner right now because I've moved back home after college and I literally just sleep next to my books. I paint or make music or read... and the times I had company, it was fueled by my lonesomeness....
    blueberryhearton December 20, 2012   Link

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