"Set Your Arms Down" as written by and Jennifer Lee Lindberg Emily Camille Kokal....
Out on the back porch
You say tonight we bring our pocket
Our pocket knives
You want to fight me

You want to fight
Forgotten sense of me
Saya saya
And in the backyard

Into the night
We walk through fire
By candlelight
They want to fight me

They want to fight
Forgotten sense of me
Saya saya
And through the fire

We see the light
That no one's hiding
To save our lives
You want to love me

You've got to try
Forgotten sense of me
Saya saya
Say you're me now

Set your arms down


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"Set Your Arms Down" as written by Jennifer Lee Lindberg Emily Camille Kokal

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    General CommentI'm pretty sure that the song stems from the whole desire to end conflict to which no one really sees an end to because it's become a part of character than about the conflict itself.

    I think it's probably a form of resistance to the future, but it might have been supposed to be ironic because if one transposes the idea behind the pocket knives and the idea of the arms, it implies distrust.

    But I have a feeling that weeddemon was right in some way because neither the singer nor the addressed wants weapons at reach, whatever their clash, it is to be done without the use of any externals. The whole idea of walking through fire is something of a trial and that's an entirely individual concept, one does that to oneself for a greater purpose that transcends ordinary human notions.

    I guess this requires more thinking but one might have to think of the singer as either a lover or a mentor whose desire to be with or to teach is greater than any human ego.
    genericmeon October 12, 2012   Link
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    General Commentno clue what this one's about, but i dig it immensely.
    scarliton November 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIs this song about the Buffy musical?
    Spike & Buffy are in love, in the musical there's an ensemble song called "Walk through the fire" and they're all prepared for a "Fight". Buffy is in a bad place that season, being raised back from the dead and forgetting her old carefree self..."forgotten sense of me"
    Then, in the next number, Spike saves Buffy and "sets her arms down."

    Okay, I stretch, I stretch! But nobody else is discussing this song.
    mollyphillips69on December 18, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionShe MUST be saying "Selassie" at least some of the time.
    burtz87on April 09, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionI never really got a literal meaning from the lyrics of this song, but the song to me has a certain vibe of anticipation. Setting the scene. Something big is about to happen and you're are in the thick of it. It builds and builds and slowly draws you in.

    I just found it really sets the mood for the album, its an important track, and probably one of my favourites, but as to the actual meaning of the lyrics themselves, I have no idea.
    Watdobatmanon May 21, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationOut on the back porch
    you say tonight
    We bring our pocket
    our pocket knives- i think its about a couple and the boyfriend/husband wants to argue. the pocket knives are the hurtful words that cut them in a sense.

    you want to fight me
    you want to fight
    forgotten sense of me- she gives in
    saya, saya

    and in the backyard
    into the night
    we walk through fire
    my love is your flashlight- maybe bring up past issues the fire being the issues and the love is his flashlight to get passed it
    and move on
    they want to fight me
    they want to fight
    forgotten sense of me- i don't know, man
    saya, saya

    walk through the fire
    walk 'till it gets light
    there is no hiding
    to save your life- all the issues are exposed until they are issues no more. and not hiding any secrets so you can get passed it.

    you've got to try

    say you're me now
    set your arms down- maybe let your gaurd down and just be set free and move on and set your arms down literally
    weeddemonon August 18, 2011   Link

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