"Set Me On Fire" as written by and Butterfly Boucher Dan Wilson....
I've got a lot to say I just don't know how to say it
I know all the rules I just can't seem to play it
You can tick the boxes, follow the equation
But the knife wont budge until you learn patience
I've got notes to sing I just can't reach the words
They're out on the ledge in the dark with the birds
But I'm trying to find them inside of you
Take my brain and break it in two

Melody, you're the only one who saves me
Out of the cold you take me
(Set me on fire)
You save me
(Set me on fire)

Melody, all I want is to remember what came before this winter
(Set me on fire)
Save me
Set me on fire

I've got a rock between my heart and mouth
I know how it got there but I can't pull it out
And the bones that once moved my fingers over keys
Are protesting in fist on my knees
Gotta find a way to unzip my skin 'cause this is a stranger's im living in

Melody, you're the only one who saves me
Out of the cold you take me
(Set me on fire)
You save me
(Set me on fire)

Melody, all I want is to remember what came before this winter
(Set me on fire)
You save me
Set me on fire

(What came before the winter)
Set me on fire

Melody, you're the only one who saves me
Out of the cold you take me
And set me on fire
You set me on fire

Melody, all I want is to remember what came before this winter
(Set me on fire)
Save me
Set me on fire

Melody, you're the only one who saves me
You set me on fire


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"Set Me on Fire" as written by Dan Wilson Butterfly Boucher

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    General CommentDo you think Melody is referring just to the melody of a song etc or a girl as well?
    song-moogleon December 05, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's the first song she wrote from her new album. She was experiencing huge writers block and found she couldn't write songs anymore. She eventually (thankfully) found her passion for music again and the song is about that time in her life where she knew that she wanted to write songs, she knew the mechanics of how to write a song but the words just weren't coming and she found the music she was straining just wasn't inspired or doing what she wanted to. She described this song as 'a love song to music'. She's saying that music is the thing that makes her happier than anything else and that all she wants is to go backs to the time 'before this winter', before this block and to the time where music came so naturally.

    One of my favourite songs on the album. :)
    NCISmusoon December 23, 2012   Link

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