when i said i won't be burned what did i know?
as my mouth produced the words i felt the glow
and her fire so invisible it first began to show
and i was blind but now i see that i'm much blinder than i used to be

i said i won't be burned how could i tell
that my words were but a curse to cast that spell
as my limbs began to bend i counted every leaf that fell
i was tall but now i know that i'm much smaller and i'll have to grow

i said i won't be burned and i was bold
but the tables have been turned and i've been told
by a voice as clear as crystals on the moon and twice as old
that i'll never sleep again the way i used to sleep back when you heard me weep
i wont' be burned in such a tone
that i reap the dying seeds that i have sown
and the honey just goes bitter when i feed myself alone
and i was wise but what'd i think
i'd be a fool to ever think i won't be burned

when i said i won't be burned how i was wrong
and i knew i had it coming all along
there's a place i cannot reach but i believe i once belonged
and i was high when i was there and i had angels in my hair
until i said i won't be burned and now they're gone
so i found the point that's farthest from the sun
and the absence of all light can strike the fear in anyone
and i was strong but now i'm weak i'd be a fool to ever think
i won't be burned

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    Song MeaningI identify with this song. We've all felt the same feeling, where everything is going perfectly and you feel invincible. Then, one day everything seems to fall apart at the same time and there's nothing you can do. I love this song.
    MannyFromLawrenceon June 16, 2011   Link

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