Come let's light a fire
Drink a beer and sing a song
We'll be dead before we know it
We don't have very long
As the world outside collapses
and confuses right and wrong
Light a fire
Drink a beer...
Sing a song

For many long years we've scrubbed these decks and walked these restless streets
We had home on our minds
We had blisters on our feet
And we sung our songs of crooked words
to everyone we meet
From the cliffs of Hayle in Cornwall
to the cities of concrete.
And that road ahead just stretches out
so long, oh so long!
Light a fire
Drink a beer
Sing a song

Our friends they are all bartenders
Our heroes are all dead
We got our guitars for company
and some sofa for a bed
You won't hear our songs on television
We never get reviewed
We just do our bad Dylan impressions in the upstairs rooms
And that road ahead just stretches out
so long, oh so long!
Light a fire
Drink a beer
Sing a song

When I die send my bones to the funeral museum
Behind glass they'll look so sharp the robots will flock to see 'em
When I'm done send my things to the landfill by the road
As for my soul,
As for my soul,
Let it come, let it go

Come let's light a fire
Drink a beer and sing a song
We'll be dead before we know it
Ah, we don't have very long
As the world outside collapses
and confuses right and wrong
Light a fire
Drink a beer
Sing a song


Lyrics submitted by TomWaits

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