"The Fire" as written by and Tom Verlaine....
Storms all that summer we lived in the wind, out in some room in the wind
Your hands they were folded you knew no demands
My tongue, it clattered like tin, my eyes repeat they take my seat
Your eyes they say you resigned from the heat
We leaned in the cold, holding our breath, watching the corners turn corners
Coins on the table, the cards in the air, the face at the window kept smiling
Storms all that winter we stayed locked away

Waiting, watching falling
End of the street, horizon retreats
You ran with it I wish I could
Sleep is not sleep my eyes repeat
You take the voltage that watches you weep
You caught the voice I listen close
All I heard was the echoes
Praise emptiness
Her rose-colored dress
Her circling motions
Praise emptiness
Everything scattered, nothing was missed
We took our house in the fire

Lyrics submitted by teenageriot-1, edited by epiwoosh

"The Fire" as written by Tom Verlaine

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    General CommentI love the imagery in this song and the way it's expressed, especially the line about watching the corners turn corners. It makes me think of a dream I have of being safely holed up somewhere with the one I love. It also reminds me that there will always be the face in the window that keeps smiling, meaning those people who can't stand to see insular closeness and contentment like this and feel the need to intrude and break it up.
    epiwooshon November 08, 2013   Link

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