"Fire and the Thud" as written by and Alex Turner....
You showed me my tomorrow
Beside a box of matches
A welcome threatening stir

My hopes of being stolen
Might just ring true
Depends who you prefer

But if it's true you're gonna run away
Tell me where
I'll meet you there

Am I snapping the excitement
If I pack away the laugther
And tell you how it feels

And does burden come to meet ya
If I've questions of the feature that runs on your dream wheel

The day after you stole my heart,
Everything I touched told me it would be better shared with you

With you

And now you're hiding in my sleep
And the book reveals your face
And there's a splashing in my eyelids
As the concentration continually breaks

I did request the mark you cast
Didn't heal as fast
I hear your voice in silences
Will the teasing of the fire be followed by the thud?

And the jostling crowd
You're not allowed to tell the truth
And the photo booth's a liar

And the sharpened explanation
But there's no screaming reason to inquire
I'd like to poke them in their prying eyes
With things they never see if it smacked them in their temples


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"Fire and the Thud" as written by Alex Turner

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  • +2
    General CommentShe is the fire & he is the thud...
    "if it's true you're gonna run away, tell me where, I'll meet you there"
    "will the teasing ( the movement, the natural activity and changes of her
    life) of the FIRE be followed by the THUD? ( thud as what follows the fire/her.. always)"

    The rest is pretty obvious, but it is deep.. I love the last lines! Full of passion!
    This song is all about love! :)
    Marianeon June 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm not certain about all of those, being a soft southener I don't find Alex perfectly easy to understand, and there's some quickly spoken bits. I've gone through a few times though, great song.
    mankytoeson August 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt was written about Alex's girlfriend, Alexa Chung moving to NYC for her tv show and Alex's decision to go with her.
    paleblueyeson August 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTotally about obsession and a kind of love at first sight.
    Should stay away from the girl but ends up falling for her anyway and has a tough time getting over her. Totally fitting to be followed by Cornerstone.
    wayupnorthon August 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my favourite AM song. It seems very personal. There can't be many love songs that don't mention the word 'love'. 'I hear your voice in silences' is a great thing to write in a valentine card. Unless you're giving it to a noisy bitch! :-)
    oakes12on July 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNice song its a bit different to their other stuff but still good
    IndieRock29on July 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the song, trippy kinda feel to it....like the acoustic too.
    AdamLoweon July 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song about tripping.
    didier12on August 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've had the demo for about a year now and i didn't really like it but the final version is much more enjoyable, the production really makes it that much better
    lingeronon August 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentare the last 4 lines referred to ... let it be called "what they say"?.
    I mean it's like he's asked "why do you do this?", "why do you come with her?" and he thinks the reason is pretty obvious - he loves her(I'd like to poke them in their prying eyes with things they'd never see if it smacks them in their temples)
    and what thud is this thud? I understood the whole thing as a metaphore of (her dream)moviemaking (feature, roll, reel, snapping)
    pinkplasticon August 24, 2009   Link

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