"I Light My Own Fires Now" as written by and Christopher Andrew Carrabba....
Slip out the back before those
Handlers get to tight on you
I light my own fires now
I light my own fires now

Slip in this town like it was
Measured to fit right on you
We light our own fires now
We lead ourselves into the night
Oh yeah
I don't think I'll be held inside an ordinary cell
Am I the escape or
Am I the escape artist?
I know
I know it's just a question of details

Or one of
Denial
Could all of this trip wire
Cut so easy?

We'll just see

Cut the alarm before the
Motion sets off its sensors
We move in silence now
We guard our secrets with our lives
And cover our tracks so we are
Protected from surveillance
We move in silence now
We lead ourselves into the fight

Into the fight
Into the fight
Into the fight

And all the saints
Will rise again
As sons of wealthy men
Tear the whole world down before our eyes

And all the signs
We should have read
While we ignored the dead
Will haunt us long after the last of us has died

Slip out the back before those
Handlers get too tight on you
I light my own fires now
I light my own fires now

Slip in this town like it was
Measured to fit right on you
We light our own fires now
We lead ourselves into the night


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"I Light My Own Fires Now" as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba

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    General Commenti love chris carrabba. almost everything he's written...
    but idk. this song doesn't completely do it for me. it's not my favorite...but it's growing on me. it seems a lot like the sound that comes with thick as thieves.
    severalwayson September 30, 2007   Link
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    General Comment...but his voice...
    makes up for anything i don't like about it.
    severalwayson September 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSounds like he says "but we ignored the dead"

    Instead of 'mama denial' it should say "Or one of denial"
    terra88on November 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with youu severalways

    When i first heard it i thought hmm & was undecided

    but now i'm beginning to love it xDD

    Woohoo i shall be seeing chris carrabba in 13 daysss !!!!!!

    so excited xD
    *Star*eyes*on November 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti believe this song displays a message. something sincere. more broad then it seems.
    i think it's talking about people controlling you. like parents, authority, boss', etc.
    this song is talking about freedom. freedom to be yourself. control you own life -> "i light my own fires now".
    it's about someone coming into realization of where they stand.
    it's possible that "you" is not referring to a "girl", but to the writer himself.

    i don't know, something to consider i suppose!
    totallyxxradon September 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is talking about judgement day ..
    At first it seems the speaker is sort of rebelling against God n religion and stuff, but admitting that he's sinning as well: "We lead ourselves into the night" and later "We lead ourselves into the fires" meaning hell and sin and all that.
    Then later,
    "And all the saints will rise again
    The sons of wealthy men
    Tear the whole world down before our lives.
    And all the signs we should have read
    But we ignored,
    Will hunt us long after the last of us has died"
    That whole part is talking about how on judgement day, the dead will rise and everything and the world & our lives will be over, and they'll all realize that they should have payed attention and been "good" in the first place.
    That's my interpretation at least :)

    jumbigayaon January 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't know, I took the line "All the saints will rise again," to be another reference to New Orleans after Katrina. You know... like the football team? Ha. Haha. Ahahaha.

    Well it's not COMPLETELY unfounded - just look at "The Widow's Peak."
    cloudy eyeon February 10, 2009   Link

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