"Bonfire" as written by and Andrew John/rhodes Barlow....
Have you ever wondered why those days exist
When life just seems to be the conspiracy against you
I don't know where the answers lie
But I try not to get hung up on the questions

I burn like a good bonfire
In whatever I do
I burn like a good bonfire
And I know I'll come through

The time is long overdue for us
As cleaving all of our souls
We all get so complicated in our lives
When walking just walk, when sitting just sit when being just be

Above all don't stray from your chosen path
Burn like a good bonfire
In whatever you do
Burn like a good bonfire

And I know you'll come through
Burn like a good bonfire
In whatever you do
Burn like a good bonfire

And may peace come to you
The time is long overdue for us cleaving all of our souls
We all get so complicated in our lives
Burn like a good bonfire

In whatever you do
Just burn like a good bonfire
And I know you'll come through
Burn like a good bonfire

In whatever you do
Burn like a good bonfire
And may strength flow through you


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"Bonfire" as written by Louise Ann Rhodes Andrew John Barlow

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    General CommentThis song is that little flicker of hope at the end of the tunnel.
    hoursweekson May 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favourite Lamb song the whole wide world. I love the instrumentation on it. It's unfortunate more people haven't heard it.
    popnoiron September 05, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Have you ever wondered why those days exist
    When life just seems to be the conspiracy against you
    "

    OH YES!
    reverenceon March 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe chorus seems to encourage people to act with flair/enthusiasm/energy in everything that they do.
    I really like it.
    mechon December 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA great motivator, a word of advice. Battling your thoughts, being unsure, making life more complicated than it is. It's nice.
    mojaamon April 29, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningSeveral lyrics are actually Zen Buddhist quotations and paraphrases:

    "When you do something, you should burn yourself completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself."
    —Shunryu Suzuki

    "When walking, just walk. When sitting, just sit. But above all don’t wobble!"
    —Lin-Chi

    For those who don't know, Zen Buddhism emphasizes present-mindedness, simplicity and not intellectualizing things. The interesting "bonfire" quote by Suzuki, taken in context, is about burning away one's ego so as to become selfless in one's actions.
    Meadowbloomon January 18, 2015   Link

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