"Marmalade Fires" as written by and Gunnar Oern/smarason Tynes....
We throw our loupes, our little phone
Our lovely shorts, oh marmalade fires

We throw our folds, our pots and pans
Our dirty planks, oh marmalade fires

We throw our wardrobe, cleanse out
Marmalade fires

We throw our house, our round blue skies
Our pretty hills, oh marmalade fires

We throw our wardrobe, cleanse out
Marmalade fires

We throw our bowls, our friendly tools
Assist us here, oh marmalade fires

We throw our wardrobe, cleanse out
Marmalade fires

We throw our wardrobe, cleanse out
Marmalade fires

We throw our wardrobe, cleanse out
Marmalade fires



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"Marmalade Fires" as written by Oervar Thoreyjarson Smarason Gunnar Oern Tynes

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    General CommentI'd venture that it's in line with the theme of the words on their album "Finally We Are No One"; the leaving behind of everything in ones life and giving up what you hope to become.
    luciferinon March 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a great song, I wish I understood what múm was singing about..
    Tristeon February 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI must admit the chorus sounds a bit creepy. but they might be referring to destroying "baby dolls." considering that the song seems to be about coming of age. so, the burning of all these items is sort of a ritual to mark the occasion. I guess.
    arnfdenoon February 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI have to disagree that this is a 'coming of age' song. To come of age is to emerge into adulthood, to yearn for babies and houses and pots and pans, not to burn them. I believe luciferin is closer to the mark; however, I would take issue with the negative connotation of 'giving up what you hope to become.' The quietly uplifting nature of their voices, especially as they reverently intone 'marmalade fires...', indicates to myself that this is an open-eyed abandonment of a more mundane lifestyle for something truly unknown and altogether more interesting.
    hangable_auto_blurbon July 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful.
    Mum is so humble.
    This song is one of my favorites. It seems like Mum doesn't exactly write their lyrics with an audience in mind.
    The meaning is unclear and unfocused, but somehow it doesn't take away from the song one bit.
    Although I have to agree that this song is about abandonment, in the most enlightening way possible.
    TammiePowellon January 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful.
    Mum is so humble.
    This song is one of my favorites. It seems like Mum doesn't exactly write their lyrics with an audience in mind.
    The meaning is unclear and unfocused, but somehow it doesn't take away from the song one bit.
    Although I have to agree that this song is about abandonment, in the most enlightening way possible.
    TammiePowellon January 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful.
    Mum is so humble.
    This song is one of my favorites. It seems like Mum doesn't exactly write their lyrics with an audience in mind.
    The meaning is unclear and unfocused, but somehow it doesn't take away from the song one bit.
    Although I have to agree that this song is about abandonment, in the most enlightening way possible.
    TammiePowellon January 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe "marmalade fires" is an allusion to fate or time?
    Cyberghoston January 07, 2011   Link

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