"The Fire" as written by Brian Mcternan, James Buddy Nielsen, Daniel Gerard Trapp, Garrett Michael Zablocki and Jason Black....
I'll light the fuse and I'll set that dam to blow
Flooding the entire town below
And all that I've known
What wasn't nailed down will be washed away
My hands are shaking but I will not hesitate
I found the strength to face
The place I fear the most
Is the place I have to go to see the truth

It's okay to feel lost
It just means you're alive
I've told myself a thousand times
From the ashes we will rise
It's okay to feel lost
Walk through the flames and see
You're only left with that you need
We're only here for the journey

Am I bold enough to be underlined
Like sand sifting through time
It all falls in line
Life is a mine field and on one side I'm stuck
I broke the key in the door I tried to unlock
I'm never giving up
The things that haunt you
Are the things you didn't do not what you did

It's okay to feel lost
It just means you're alive
I've told myself a thousand times
From the ashes we will rise
It's okay to feel lost
Walk through the flames and see
You're only left with what you need
We're only here for the journey
We find the truth through tragedy

I'm finding new ways to make the same mistake
Putting my dreams on to paper
And then folding them into planes
Then I left them go because when in Rome
I set fire to what I love the most

I just want to feel alive
I just want to feel alive

It's okay to feel lost
It's okay to feel lost
It's okay to feel lost
It just means you're alive
I've told myself a thousand times
From the ashes we will rise
It's okay to feel lost
Walk through the flames and see
You're only left with what you need
We're only here for the journey
We find the truth through tragedy


Lyrics submitted by sunnyD0101

"The Fire" as written by Valerie Simpson Nickolas Ashford

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    General CommentI think this entire album is about letting go of his family, specifically his dad. He hates his dad because he abandoned him, and gave him his alcohol addiction. Senses Fail. <33 Saved my life.
    Z0MB13L0V3Ron January 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the more powerful songs I like the hear when I'm depressed or angry. The tune to the song just allows me to let out my emotions. The screaming just makes me want to scream which I have done several times when no one was around. I listen to this song most days before I go to school so I can brace myself for what I know is coming.
    AmericanaFUBARon February 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationA great song from the new album. Just picked it up after seeing them play at the Webster Theatre in Connecticut.

    I feel this song is about letting go of something from the past that has been stuck with you for so long, affecting you day in and day out until the point of self destruction. Buddy feels great pain and is done with it.

    "I'll light the fuse and I'll set the dam to blow, flooding the entire town below and all that I've known" Basically clearing the slate/mind of his depressing past. The chorus also expreses this.

    FragileClicheon October 21, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song basicly means we all live life having to choose paths and believing in what we need to so we can get through it all.For Buddy,he's telling how he wants to believe in God,but it's hard since logic rules out everything Christians believe in.He doesn't know how to have faith,so he's forgeting religon and leaving all his faith behind.Just like me,he feels worried when he realizes that if God is real,he's going to hell,but to go to heaven,he needs to believe in God,so he can't do anything.He won't get help,so he still feels lost.So he's just waiting for death to come,showing him if his choice was right or wrong.He's not encouraging us to not believe in God,he's telling us we're able to choose what we want to believe in,we're not being forced since in our hearts,we know what choice we're making.We try to forget God,but we really can't;It's impossible to us.We believe that God is real,we just need proof.We want to believe in God,but it's really hard,so in our hearts,we are Christians,We're just waiting for faith.
    musiclover101010on December 27, 2011   Link

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