"eternal flame" as written by and Joan Wasser....
Yes
I wanna have it
Yes yes
I wanna have you now
But I can't be the lighter
I can't be the lighter

I wanna go there
Yes yes
I wanna show you how
But I can't be the lighter
I can't be the lighter

Just in case you never knew
I can't be the lighter
Of your eternal flame

Oh! oceans, rivers, lakes
That we could swim as two
But I already own my
Own body of water

You'll follow me and
Yes, yes
I'll follow you,
It's true
But I'm already certain
I've got good directions

Just in case you never knew
I won't be becoming
I am the beginning
And I'm already
Done

These yes days,
They've come and gone
Not always going to make
The same mistakes

It's too simple, I saw the truth
And truth is the terror of the one
Who feels their lace can be stained
But I cannot stain your white lace, baby
Even you cannot stain your white lace baby

No
I'll never go there
No no
I'll never take that route
'cause I won't be the fighter
I won' t be the fighter

Don't ever push me
No, no, don't ever make me shoot
'cause I won't be the fighter
I won't be the fighter

Just in case you never knew
I won't be the fighter
For your eternal flame

Just in case you never knew
I won't be becoming
I am the beginning
And I'm already
Done

Just in case you never knew
I can't be the lighter
Of your eternal flame


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"Eternal Flame" as written by Joan Wasser

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  • +2
    General Commentactualy im pretty sure it's about Jeff Buckley, who i think she used to date.
    weatherwomanon January 23, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentjoan said in concenrt this osng was about an unhealthy connection in a relatioship and learning to tell someone that you can't live for them.
    cristobelleon October 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentan incredible song by an incredible artist..I think the song is about a woman who keeps giving in to a relationship, and with these words tries to tell her lover/husband/partner that she cant do it anymore..she wants to, but she cant keep giving and giving just to feed his happiness and keep him blazing. So she wants to be honest with herself and him, instead of repeating the same mistakes and fights
    R4CH3Lon February 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThese lyrics are so incredible when read aloud, let alone sung. Anyway...

    I think this is about dependence in relationships. So many people look to their lovers for validation and happiness; she's efusing to be the souce of either. It's about the disconnect that forms when one person's independence makes the other feel inadequate.
    BlackEyedAngelson March 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuper soulful and excellent poetry - "lighter" yes yes
    _ellieon February 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about turning down an ex.
    DiscoJohnon June 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a song about an independent girl who just can't be a fighter for his eternal flame...
    fukkface666on December 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with fuckkface666 - she likes the guy (or girl) enough to sleep with him(her) tonight, but she ain't gonna make him(her) breakfast for the next 50 years.
    rooibos76on January 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about a romance.. and very passionate.. but she has needs that maybe arent getting fulfilled. she wants him to light those needs. start them. shes the beginning and wants it to work. she doesnt want to fight, or have some kind of power struggle, she just wants him to follow .. in order to please her. she knows the directions.
    lemona9on January 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the song. It's catchy but don't you think it was unnecessary how she says it's not her job to keep him alive? She sounds so bitchy. Like Jeff told her before he died to never fall in love again or something. I don't know, I think it's unnecessary. No one is telling her not to mover on. Anyone agree? disagree?
    Harmony4on February 05, 2010   Link

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