"Sparklers" as written by and Rocky Votolato....
Bottle rockets and smoke bombs lying dead on the sidewalk
Black marks on the concrete now but they were beautiful last night
A picture of our life.
Can we make this how it was?

Everything is right, everything's wrong
Sparklers only burn for so long.

Tightrope walking, balancing on a thin telephone line
The wind blows and you wanna call it off, the cars below keep going by
And I'll be getting tired.
Careful you're gonna fall.

Everything is right, everything's wrong
Sparklers only burn for so long.

I'ma paint you land that swings, trapped in the dissapearing setting sun,
the moon it don't book a match it's burning in it's own reflection

Everything is right, everything's wrong
Letting go is the best way to hold on
So watch the light burn in the dark until it's gone
Sparklers only burn for so long.


Lyrics submitted by LaBelleEtLaBete

Sparklers song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    Lyric Correction"I’m a pendulum that swings
    Trapped in the disappearing
    Of a setting sun, the moonlight at dawn
    A book of matches burning in its own reflection"
    holdingontowateron April 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning"Bottle rockets and smoke bombs lying dead on the sidewalk
    Black marks on the concrete now but they were beautiful last night
    A picture of our life.
    Can we make this how it was?"

    relating a relationship to fireworks. once beautiful and exciting but now dull black marks on the concrete.
    can the excitment in the relationship be reignited?

    "Everything is right, everything's wrong
    Letting go is the best way to hold on
    So watch the light burn in the dark until it's gone
    Sparklers only burn for so long."

    letting go is the best way to hold on for example with money you can hold on to it forever but what good does it do you. it is better spent on something of more personal value. but more applicably rocky is probably refering to not worrying about what your going to miss when it's gone but letting go of those concerns and enjoying yourself. letting go now gives you something to hold onto later.

    hence, "so let the light dance in the dark until it's gone, cause sparklers only burn for so long."

    sparklers=good times
    holdingontowateron April 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKind of a simple song, rocky uses sparklers to describe how short and sweet a relationship has been for him. I think of swinging around sparklers and using them to write names in the sidewalk. "painting land that swings" painting the earth with his short sparkler. "the moon doesn't have a match to light for itself, it burns alone up there in it's own reflection.
    TheGooseandtheFoxon March 25, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain