"Am I Safe" as written by and Ryan Adams....
All these things keep running through my mind
Everyone and everything I left behind
Standing in the cold great dark
Watching cars go by
All these things keep running through my mind

Am I safe
Am I safe
Am I safe
If I don't wanna be with you

Every day my heart sinks like a stone
Carries me away into the undertow
At the bottom there's no air, there's no sound, no light
All these things keep running through my mind

Am I safe
Am I safe
Am I safe
If I don't wanna be with you

Am I safe
Am I safe
Am I safe
If I don't wanna be with you

On my way back home I see a house on fire
I close my eyes, what if it was mine
It's complicated
I just don't love you anymore
I just wanna sit here and watch it burn
Sit and watch it burn

Setting like a sun into the wild
Running from myself like when I was a child
Pictures hanging on the wall when we used to smile
All these things keep running through my mind

Am I safe
Am I safe
Am I safe
If I don't wanna be with you

Am I safe
Am I safe
Am I safe
If I don't wanna be with you
If I don't wanna be with you


Lyrics submitted by nikkus34, edited by sokorny

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  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song seems to be about the tension one struggles with when the feelings an important relationship are based upon become a tether to past security and love, not a continuation of their actuality moving forward.

    Did I even love her in the first place? Will I be ok without the emotional safety blanket he, she, they seemed to provide? Why do I feel bad about wanting to move on to happier things? Am I capable of feeling that way again? Was it all a farce?

    What's striking is the intensity of his feelings about moving on.

    "It's complicated, I just don't love you anymore, I just want to sit here and watch you burn."
    brady27on February 18, 2015   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionSomeone really messed up the bridge lyrics. They make no sense. It should be:

    "On my way back home I see a house on fire
    Close my eyes, what if it was mine?
    It's complicated- I just don't love you anymore
    I just wanna sit and watch it burn, sit and watch it burn."

    Sounds like he may have been pondering his divorce before Prisoner after all.
    matt110178on May 22, 2017   Link

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