"In the Beginning" as written by Dorcas Cochran, Kay Twomey, Fred Wise and Benjamin Weisman....
This story ends
In Bloodshed
The face I love
The city I'm from
The persons I've met
The persons I've let down
But a hero never turns around

It's nice to see you're moving on
I know it's hard to carry on
But it's just never what it was
In the beginning
In the beginning

How did this start?
And where did we begin
In a ball of fire
And stars and suns
And that brings me here, now
Where my heart's caving in
A tornado whips in around
The poles
And it's raining

It's nice to see you're moving on
I know it's hard to carry on
But it's just never what it was
In the beginning
In the beginning

In a ball of fire


Lyrics submitted by SuntoryTime12

"In the Beginning" as written by Timothy David Fletcher Olivier Corbeil

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General CommentI agree muphin. this is a better album than logic, though I love logic a lot.

    Yet another sad relationship song from the stills, but this time set to a happy beat. its an appropriate first song on the album because it pretty much sets the mood for the rest of the album...breakups that sound happy but are lyrically depressing ;P

    I find this song extremely super uber dramatic. He sings of two things here: the beginning of time (ball of fire), and his heart breaking. Like they compare! haha It's like, "Oh God my heart hurts so bad, is this where the ball of fire eventually has led up to? depressing but hysterically ridiculous.
    atsangon February 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think this is about a relationship at all, though anyone can apply their own meaning. I just see no sign what-so-ever of it having to do anything with an ex-lover.

    I think that this song is mostly about life.

    "How did this start?
    And where did we begin
    In a ball of fire
    And stars and suns
    And that brings me here, now"

    I think this lyric is referring to how earth was created and how humans gradually came to be. I love how bizarre it is that they go from describing the logic of it all to describing a human's feelings and emotions, which to us are so irrelevant to science.

    It actually reminds me of another Stills lyric: "Logic will break your heart forever, be brave."
    cutoutshapeson March 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso different from their debut.....i get a rufus wainwright/wilco/our lady peace influence going on, but dont take my word for it...
    polythenepamon May 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's so much BETTER than Logic!
    muphinon June 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst he's talking about moving forward, not dwelling on the past.

    Then he's talking about how it can be hard to move forward, but it's not like life is ever going to be easy.

    That last part I don't get o_o

    This is a sweet song though ^_^
    hugs_are_greaton April 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about a relationship, it starts off witha bang and everythings amazing, and it all goes down hill
    zewenderon January 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song should be named 'In the ball of fire".
    Thats what it symbolize to me,
    The artist's take on the world about relationships which are hard to carry on.
    but at the same time it can mean u many different meanings in subtext realities.
    The reason for me,
    The music is psychedelic at its best.
    dhruv888on September 28, 2015   Link

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