"Fire & Rain" as written by Mathew Kearney and Robert / Marvin....
I heard you were back in town
I heard you would come around
Trying to get off the ground
Every road you went down

Walked down the old street
Just to feel the old heat
If you're burning on empty
I'll be holding a golden ring

Cause hey hey, they don't know you like I do
I wait for the whole world to show you
Maybe we're not, not that gone

Do you ever think about me? Do you ever call my name?
Ask me now I'll give you the reasons
My love will not fade
Through the fire and rain, the fire and rain

I'll meet you half way
If you're coming the long way
Don't care what the people say
Of the prodigal runaway

Cause hey hey, they don't know you like I do
I wait for the whole world to show you
Maybe we're not, not that gone

Do you ever think about me? Do you ever call my name?
Ask me now I'll give you the reasons
My love will not fade
Through the fire and rain, the fire and rain

We'll say goodbye, I'm gone
Oh, it hurts to hold on
If you settle your score, no, no
Pick you up off the floor

Do you ever think about me? Do you ever call my name?
Ask me now I'll give you the reasons
My love

Do you ever think about me? Do you ever call my name?
Ask me now I'll give you the reasons
My love will not fade
Through the fire and rain, the fire and rain
The fire and rain, the fire and rain


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"Fire & Rain" as written by Robert Marvin Mathew Kearney

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    General CommentMat Kearney was recently interviewed about the new City of Black and White album:

    "Fire and Rain is also one of the last songs we wrote and, I don't know, that song is definitely dealing with this kind of like, prodigal friend or something. There's like this sense of distance and you wanting to experience some sort of redemption and cover that distance and maybe bring together friendship or love or something that has fallen apart. 'I heard you were back in town,' 'I heard you were comin' around,' and that's the lyric there, you're desiring to be back in that relationship I guess."
    cmmmicon May 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't usually try to make songs sound more Christian then they are but I have a feeling it's based off the prodigal son, in Luke. I don't know if it's a direct reference to it but it definitely has themes based off of it. It can be about a girlfriend, friend, family member, or anything you want it to be. Not sure what Mat had in mind when he wrote it though.
    krishanson615on July 15, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about a girl who left a guy to go discover herself in this world, and he's saying that he's never stopped loving her, and that no matter where she's gone, no one knows her like he does. And even though she's hurt him, being prodigal, he feels they're "not that gone", and he still loves her
    cmmmicon April 25, 2009   Link

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