When I try to understand
What I'm for and what I am
I get so bummed out
It's beyond my grasp

But there are things
I use every day
I don't know how they work
Or how they're made
I use them anyway
Without thought and without praise

Oh, fire
You filled my body
I felt you come
I'll feel you go
When you say "It's time"

And when I'm laughing
With all my friends
It's the happiest I ever am
I know they're for me
I know I'm for them

Oh, fire
You're bigger than me
So I will surrender
And I will accept
The way things are

Oh, fire, when you are done with me
There will be ash
And there will be dust
And there will be life

Lyrics submitted by caseyrunn

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