"Set Fire to the Rain" as written by Adele Laurie Blue Adkins and Fraser Lance Thorneycroft Smith....
I let it fall, my heart,
And as it fell you rose to claim it
It was dark and I was over
Until you kissed my lips and you saved me

My hands, they're strong
But my knees were far too weak
To stand in your arms
Without falling to your feet

But there's a side to you
That I never knew, never knew
All the things you'd say
They were never true, never true
And the games you play
You would always win, always win

But I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Well, it burned while I cried
'Cause I heard it screaming Out your name
Your name

When I lay with you
I could stay there
Close my eyes
Feel you here forever
You and me together nothing gets better

'Cause there's a side to you
That I never knew, never knew
All the things you'd say
They were never true, never true
And the games you play
You would always win, always win

But I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Well, it burned while I cried
'Cause I heard it screaming out your name
Your name

I set fire to the rain
And I threw us into the flames
Well, it felt something died
'Cause I knew that that was
The last time, the last time

Sometimes I wake up by the door
That heart you caught must be waiting for you
Even now when we're already over
I can't help myself from looking for you

I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Well, it burned while I cried
'Cause I heard it screaming Out your name,
Your name

I set fire to the rain
And I threw us into the flames
Well, it felt something died
'Cause I knew that, that was the last time
The last time

Let it burn
Let it burn
Let it burn


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"Set Fire to the Rain" as written by Adele Adkins Fraser T Smith

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    General CommentShe set fire to the rain because the burning in her heart sets fire to the rain of her tears... her tears burn/sting her face, but she knows she's done crying for him (in that way "I knew that that was the last time") so she set fire (destroyed) the rain (her tears) and "threw us into the flames".... so she let it hurt to burn away everything...

    Fire destroys and rain washes things away "Let it burn"

    It's too easy for her to fall for him so she has to let it burn away everything of the two of them in order to preserve herself. But her heart was still screaming out his name... she still wishes that she could have him, she still loves him even... but there were too many lies and games so rather than letting him keep hurting her over and over she just let herself feel all of the pain until it was more than she could bear (well I felt something die... I knew that this was the last time...)
    GlambertGirlon June 29, 2012   Link

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