From stories high,
I watch the smoke against the sky,
and the daytime turns into dark.

Now who would of thought,
after all of that kerosene I bought,
that it would take only one flaming arrow to hit the mark.

Now I just watch a building on fire.
I hate to say I told you so.

Cause you build me up,
and you burn me down,
So I take the trick you played and I turn it around.

Cause you build me up,
and you burn me down,
And you know I love to watch you rolling on the ground.

Forgive what you get,
I guess you haven't learnt that lesson yet,
Or maybe do I have that other way around.

The fire I set
I see it hasn't reached you yet,
And I know you'd never survive the fall all the way to the ground.

I know you haven't replaced your alarm,
na na na na na na
Well I just watch your building on fire.
I hate to say I told you so.

Cause you build me up,
and you burn me down,
So I take the trick you played and I turn it around.

Cause you build me up,
and you burn me down,
And you know I love to watch you rolling on the ground.

Oooh ooh ooh.
Oooh ooh ooh.
La la la la..

From twelve stories high
I watch the smoke clear from the sky.
And the darkness turns back to bright.

Your cat licks its claws,
Cleans the soot from off it's paws,
And the news helicopters linger through the night.

But you build me up,
and you burn me down,
So I take the trick you played and I turn it around.

Cause you build me up,
and you burn me down,
And you know I love to watch you rolling on the ground.

Ooh you know I love to watch you rolling on the ground.
You know you love to watch me rolling on the ground.


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Flaming Arrow song meanings
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    General CommentWhile one would consider this a song about revenge, it hides a deeper meaning:

    "Forgive what you get. I guess you haven't learned that lesson yet. Or maybe, do I have that other way around?"

    It's about mirroring the actions of the other to help them see how to take responsibility for themselves and to grow from that. The "burning down" just uses a visual analogy for destroying the building or "barrier" that they both are held back by. Holding them both back of true closure and forgiveness.

    His desire to destroy this is merely a reflection of his anger. Or wanting something to "stop". Perhaps so he can continue to grow instead of lingering on his broken promises, or "arrows".

    There are several corrections to the lyrics that need to be made. The most important is revealed by watching their animated video:

    "The fire I set. I see it hasn't reached your -ROOM- yet. And I know you'd never survive the fall all the way to the ground."

    But is he truly wanting to destroy her? Or just the broken promises made by the relationship? Depends on who's rolling on the ground... mocking or trying to overcome the pain.
    0sm0sison August 10, 2010   Link

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