"Fire On The Mountain" as written by and Robert Kelly Thomas....
Fire on the mountain
Through the freeze
Save yourself
There's evil
In the garden
But you don't see it
I can tell

How do you sleep while
The city's burning
Where do you go when you can't go home
How do you drink when
There's blood in the water
Where do you turn when
The world moves on
When the world moves on, on

Fire on the mountain
You can feel it
Against your skin
You're standing
By the river
Let the river
Take you in

How do you sleep while
The city's burning
Where do you go when you can't go home
How do you drink when
There's blood in the water
Where do you turn when
The world moves on
When the world moves on
When the world moves on, on yeah

[Repeat: x2]
Hell, I see smoke out on the horizon
Mama, get your baby, take
Her down to the water
I view the wind like a promise broken
I see the future but
It's getting farther

How do you sleep while
The city's burning
Where do you go when you can't go home
How do you drink when
There's blood in the water
Where do you turn when
The world moves on
When the world moves on, hey
When the world moves on
When the world moves on
When the world moves on
Yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah world moves on
That world moves on, yeah


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"Fire on the Mountain" as written by Robert Thomas

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    General Commentthe world is changing, not all progress is good. he's scared of being left behind, "the future's getting further" that everything will got o shit and he'll be the only one to notice
    serenity23on June 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti have no idea what this song is about, but I am dying to know. I feel like it's quite political.
    stilldirrtyjaon July 14, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionIn opinion, I think this song sheds light on adaptability and survival.

    When "the world moves on", it may be a reference to how in this moment of time everything is unpredictable, and can shift at anytime, even for the worst. The line "I see the future but it's getting farther" sounds like your perception of the future is beginning to become unlike what is happening. I think it raises the question if you can adapt yourself.
    Falcoriumon January 03, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song sounds familiar. is it a cover song? i recognise some of the lines, and the guitar riff...

    Serenity23 pretty much got the idea of the song.

    i must add one line "where do you turn when the world moves on" may refer to some places where a natural disaster or the like has occurred, and the 'world moves on' when the event finally stops being played in the mass-media, but you're still stuck with the damage of the war/disaster/etc and you're forgotten SO, 'where do you turn to?'
    BrEnNo1023on October 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's like how in the world we see all the bad things and do nothing about it.
    'How can you sleep while the city's burning
    How do you drink when there's blood in the water'
    It is like the present how we pretend life is perfect everywhere and ignore the hard times other people are having. And he feels like the good future is fading away. And people should save themselves before they get the bad end.
    CSIloverlovesMB20on May 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI always thought of it as being about a war.
    Breakdown:

    Fire on the mountain
    through the freeze, save yourself
    there's evil in the garden
    but you don't see it, I can tell

    -Most people do not fully realize how terrible things can get. It's evil and destructive, but many donot know the full extent of it.


    how do you sleep while the city's burning?
    where do you go when you can't go home?
    how do you drink when there's blood in the water?
    where do you turn when the world moves on?

    -how can people live when something as terrible as a war is happening. Rhetorical Questions.

    hell, I see smoke out on the horizon
    mama, get your baby, take her down to the water
    I view the wind like a promise broken
    I see the future but it's getting farther

    -Mamma, save your child. Water represents safety from the 'fire'. "I see the future but it's getting farther" = It's getting more and more difficult to decipher the future of our world. Peace is getting harder and harder to imagine

    ArchimedesTheOwlon May 28, 2010   Link

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