"Light a Roman Candle with Me" as written by Andrew Dost, Jack Antonoff, Sam Means and Nate Ruess....
Light a roman candle with me
Just a roman candle, you can wear your sandals
And I'll pour you just one cup of tea.
Then you can go and rest
You haven't seen my best, so

Just spend an evening with me
Just a lazy evening, then you could be leaving
Or we could stay and talk until three.
I will think it's magic and I'll hope you'll agree, so

Light a roman candle with me.
Just a roman candle.
Just a perfect apple.

If we were honest and both wrote a sonnet together
A sandwich with everything on it,
At least we would know that the sparks didn't glow
But we owe it to ourselves to try,
So we aim and ignite!
So often I call and I plead with you:
"Give me a chance!"
It's not often that I understand
The ins and the outs of what's wrong and what's right
So don't think of tomorrow tonight.

Oh, I know, it goes on, it gets old
But for now we're young, we smell good, we're alone

You look for a legend,
I'm looking for common ground.
Your heart isn't breaking,
And mine isn't making a sound.

Oh I know, it goes on, it gets old
Oh I know, it goes on, it gets old

Light a roman candle with me.
Just a roman candle.
Just a perfect apple.


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"Light a Roman Candle with Me" as written by Jack Antonoff Andrew Dost

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    General Commenta roman candle is a type of firework. so when it talks about the sparks not glowing it's saying that he wants to take a chance with this girl. he wants the fireworks with her and even if it doesn't light, they tried. And he realizes that they may loose the spark too one day, but for now, they're young and have so much potential
    lyricalrockstaron October 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis cd is so good :)
    BashTheFashon July 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlso, adding on to what others have said already, the character in this song truly believes with all his/her heart that he/she is perfect for the person. He/she just knows that if this person gave him/her a chance that everything would work out perfectly. They've hung out before, but the speaker believes that if he/she shows the other who he/she truly is ("you haven't seen my best"), then the feelings would be mutual. And if things don't work out, which there is a very tiny chance of, then that's fine! He/she let him/her know what was going on and what the feelings were. But my point is...the character in this song knows he/she is perfect for the other, but the other isn't quite sure, or there's something holding him/her back.
    xplorer9on December 06, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is very much about the wish for there to be a relationship. He thinks that he is being underestimated, and that they should give it a try. "At least we would know if the sparks didn't glow, but we owe it to ourselves to try, so we aim and ignite!". At the end of the song he realizes that there isn't anything there, "your heart's not breaking, and mine isn't making a sound". Their cute friendship/not really relationship is getting old, but they'll keep trying, because... why not?
    colourguardgirlx3on April 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"If we were honest and both wrote a sonnet together
    a sandwich with everything on it,
    at least we would know that the sparks didn't glow
    but we owe it to ourselves to try,
    so we aim and ignite!"

    Soooo good
    apiton August 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti have been sort of lucky.
    for once in my life, i did stay up talking till three with my significant other.
    i do think it was magic, though i'm not sure if he thinks so, too.
    i HOPE he does.

    but, you know.
    the lyrics so clearly state that things get old.
    no doubt i'll get old to him, and someday, eventually, and hopefully, i won't be too horribly upset about it.
    shamelesslengthson September 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti know i'm getting kinda picky here but it's "at least we would know IF the sparks didn't glow". it changes the meaning of the whole last part! he is ready for a relationship and she might not be, and he's just saying hey let's give it a shot and if it doesn't work, it doesn't work and at least we tried. but the way it's posted now is implying they already tried! best song ever by the way! every single line fits literally word for word for me and the girl i like! it's almost creepy how well it fits.......
    guitar_player92on August 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDude...same...
    xplorer9on December 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is utterly adorable, but anyone have a reason for the "Perfect apple" line?
    BasslineHeartbeaton March 13, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song is about having sex with someone.

    "Roman Candle" refers to an orgasm.

    "Perfect apple" is a reference to adam and eve.

    "Sandals" refers to birth control.

    "Cup of tea" is ... (well go there people, think orgasm).

    "You haven't seen my best" refers to prior attempts.

    "I know it goes on and gest old" referes to the girls perspective.

    So in summary this is a song about a relationship with someone who is being asked to come over and have sex one more time and see if sparks get rekindled or if not, just have some FUN!.
    mike66on March 31, 2013   Link

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