I'm in my own world lined with fast girls
Out on the streets, I'm just some guy
You'll never know how much I hate you
Deep down inside
I've always been the quiet type but
I'll spill my heart til it can bleed
Well, aren't we all just fans of insecurity

Here's the line
I hope I cross soon
Now's the time
I'm gonna make this clear tonight
I'm taking back what's mine

Take this fire and kerosene
Burn down all the pretty buildings
They'll be sorry when I get there
They'll be sorry when I get there
Take this fire and kerosene
Burn down all the pretty buildings
They'll be sorry when I get there
They'll be sorry when I get there

Go on ignore me, judge me for me
You think your clothes keep you disguised
I'm just a punk that's going nowhere
I hope you're right
You're like the kid that screams suicide
But every day wakes up alive
I'm all alone with just one worry
WhereI'll drink tonight

Here's the line
I hope I cross soon
Now's the time
I'm gonna make this clear tonight
I'm taking back what's mine

Take this fire and kerosene
Burn down all the pretty buildings
They'll be sorry when I get there
They'll be sorry when I get there
Take this fire and kerosene
Burn down all the pretty buildings
They'll be sorry when I get there
They'll be sorry when I get there

I'm waiting for you.
I'm waiting for you.
I'm waiting...
I'm waiting...
I'm waiting...

Take this fire and kerosene
Burn down all the pretty buildings
They'll be sorry when I get there
They'll be sorry when I get there
Take this fire and kerosene
Burn down all the pretty buildings
They'll be sorry when I get there
They'll be sorry when I get there
They'll be sorry when I get there
They'll be sorry when I get there


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Fire and Kerosene song meanings
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    General CommentI heard this song in Best Buy and thought it was pretty good, so I picked out the CD. I guess this would be their first single from the CD then (?) It's amazing to me that these guys aren't more popular. Although, I think if they released something like "I'll Get There" or "I'm So Sorry" as a single, they would catch on because those songs are catchy as hell.

    Anyways... Meaning... Umm.. Well, I am not entirely sure to be honest. I guess it is just about how the are punk guys and thus they are considered outcasts who nobody really cares about, but now that they are doing this music thing, they are getting noticed (like if you took "fire and kerosene" to buildings). "They'll be sorry when I get there" (possibly an allusion to "I'll Get There") meaning that they'll be sorry they never paid attention to me before. Maybe I am overanalyzing it, but that is the metaphor I pick up.
    Last Action Heroon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentQuick change: It's "Well aren't we all just diehard fans of insecurity?"

    I can't believe this album came out so long ago and barely anyone's commented on it yet. These guys are pretty talented.

    I think Last Action Hero is pretty close on the meaning.
    One slight thing that pisses me off about this song though is where it goes, "I'm all alone with just one worry, where I'll drink tonight." He claims he's punk and then says he only worries about getting drunk--punk is about more than just that, it's about standing up for causes, and people forget that nowadays and sing about girls and getting drunk.
    Not that Logan Square is really punk anyways, I'm just saying.
    starsfinallyxplodeon February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Stars', I'm sure it's meant to be "Diehard." :]

    I think this song's just about a social outcast, who's looking back at all the people who have hurt him, and is now finding he's getting some sort of revenge. "I'm just a punk that's going nowhere." This line, to me, suggests something he's been told, rather than stereotyping himself as a punk, which fits with the following line, and the tone it's said with, "I hope you're right."
    The 'burning down' of all the 'pretty buildings', I don't believe is literal. It seems more figurative, more metaphorical, like perhaps the 'pretty buildings' are standards? Thus, he's going to burn down standards/stereotypes and become something they didn't expect?

    All in all, I think this is an amazing song, and I love it. I've always sung the line, "I'm all alone with just one worry, where I'll drink tonight.", as, ""I'm all alone with just one worry, where I'll dream tonight.", which just... sounds better to me, and fits more with the song.
    ChloeKittenon June 05, 2007   Link
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    General Comment'ill spill my heart till it can't bleed' makes more sense... thats my favorite line, btw, i guess its cause im somewhat of the quiet type.

    i suppose the songs about being true to yourself and how thats all that matters. like... dont say something just to be cool or something you know you dont have the guts to do. "You're like the kid that screams suicide, but every day wakes up alive."
    meepedzon August 06, 2007   Link

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