Verse 1
Burning down, we can't stop it,
We gotta get out, start again,
Our memories are gone forever,
Don't try to turn this around on me,
I'm the one that saved you
This was my home, this was my life
It's not always just about you
And as I heard, the sirens begin to chime,
I can feel my heart begin to race

Chorus 1
I can see through the flames that the fire cleanses me,
Mind and soul, now the same
And my body guides the way

Verse 2
I threw you up on my shoulder,
With a angel on the other
I'm not your hero,
I'll never be what you wanted, what you thought I would be

Chorus 2
I can see through the flames that the fire cleanses me,
Mind and soul, now the same
And my body guides the way
I can see through my tired eyes my sickness controls me
Deep inside, I know truth is the mother of deceit

Verse 3
And they you were,
6 years old, ashes in your hair,
You're not scared; you've seen so much pain in so few years,
As the world becomes a place where no one wants to stay,
We remain silent until it's too late,

And as I see planes take over the sky
I can feel it coming to the end

Chorus 3
I can see through the flames that the fire cleanses me,
Mind and soul, now the same
And my body guides the way
I can see through my tired eyes my sickness controls me
Deep inside, I know this is the mother of deceit

(And your burning down my life so slowly
I know in my heart trust is the mother of deceit)




Lyrics submitted by CHaMP1323

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    General Commentno one had attempted this one so i figured id give it a shot lol
    i think it's right for the most part, theres a line or two in there that I was a little unsure of, so if anyone has any clear mistakes id be happy to edit this


    oh yeah and this new album = ear sex
    CHaMP1323on March 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSome changes.

    Verse 2:
    I feel you up on my shoulder
    Like the angel, like my other
    Im not your hero
    Ill never be what you wanted, what you thought I would be

    Chorus 2:
    I can see through the flames that the fire cleanses me,
    Mind and soul, now the same
    And my body guides the way
    I can see through my tired eyes my sickness controls me
    Deep inside, ?I know this? is the mother of deceit

    And as I see the flames that go in the sky
    I can feel it coming to the end
    thismayscareyouon March 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOh and verse 1:

    And as I heard, the sirens begin to chime,
    I can feel my heart begin to race
    thismayscareyouon March 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthanks for that
    its all fixed now
    that "I know this" part is still a little iffy, but its better than what i had so i still put it up there haha
    CHaMP1323on March 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah I just can't figure out what he says there. I'm pretty sure its the something of deceit... Just not sure what he says.
    thismayscareyouon March 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlol im looking in the cd booklet and theres a few mistakes. and a whole section of singing left out.
    its not "this was my own" in the beginning, its "this was my home"
    and its i know this is, its i know TRUTH is the mother of deceit.
    and then at the endish it says:
    "and as i hear the planes take over the sky
    i can feel it coming to the end
    and your burning down my life so slowly
    i know in my heart trust is the mother of deceit"
    this sites off by just a few lol
    good song though.
    XxSilversteinon April 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI guess i'll take a shot at the meaning,

    If you look on the cd's website you see a story attatched to the whole album
    Its about a family who loses their house in a fire and moves into a hotel where their loyalty is tested
    And the marraige falls apart


    So this song is just the first chapter, the man awakens to the scent of smoke and rushed his family out of the house and saves their lives. This sparks the death of their relationship, and the man's whole life turns around against him.
    epiphone098on April 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOkay, so if you listen to the entire album you learn that the man that lives in the home, is actually the one who started the fire, in attept to kill his wife and daughter, but can't go threw with it and saves their lives.

    Oh and they've corrected most of the lyrics but this part;

    "I threw you over my shoulder, with a angel on the other"

    :D

    ~Seaira Rayne.
    SeairaRayneon April 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commentand it's "I threw you over my shoulder with the angel on my other"

    "deep inside i know that trust is the mother of deceit"

    and after " i can feel it coming to an end" you forgot some lyrics that say
    "and you're burning down my life so slowly. i know in my heart trust is the mother of deceit"

    if you think i'm wrong i've got the booklet right in front of me.
    great song though!
    BrandonFTWon April 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlyrics should be good now :)
    CHaMP1323on April 14, 2009   Link

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