"Firecracker" as written by and R Adams....
Black birds slow and softly breaks a glass of wine
Broken bluesy whisper sing to me tonight
Well, everybody wants to go forever
I just want to burn up hard and bright
I just want to be your firecracker
And maybe be your baby tonight
Maybe be your baby tonight

Lady, your kicks of silence cough into your room
Kiss me slow and softly make me dream of you
Well, everybody wants to go forever
I just want to burn up hard and bright
I just want to be your firecracker
And maybe be your baby tonight
Maybe be your baby tonight

So when does the plane go down
'Cause I'm gonna ride it till it hits the ground
Then go out with a fight
'Cause I just want to be your baby tonight


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"Firecracker" as written by Ryan Adams

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    General CommentTo me, this sounds like he wants to have sex with the girl he's talking about. When he says, "Everybody wants to go on forever, I just want wanna burn up hard and bright," I think he's basically saying, he doesn't want a relationship. Just this one night.
    cubbyblueson March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentahhh what an awesome song!! i can't believe no one has commented yet... ryan's got a way with words and he's just plain amazing. "kiss me slow and softly make me dream of you." once again, AMAZING!
    bex2408on September 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI downloaded a live version of this song... it makes me smile cuase in one of the verses he says "hey Louisiana, She's with me tonight".. me being from the boot state and all, it makes me feel special...lol
    ReneaAlbyon December 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHere's a very random interpretation:

    Although Ryan wrote this album before September 11, 2001, the last stanza really sounds like a tribute to the passengers on the flight that crashed in Somerset County in Pennsylvania. Read carefully:

    so when does the plane go down
    'cause i'm gonna ride it 'til it hits the ground
    then go out with a fight...

    I doubt it's what Ryan intended, but it kind of works, on one level. Creepy.
    drucifer23on December 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHere's a very random interpretation:

    Although Ryan wrote this album before September 11, 2001, the last stanza really sounds like a tribute to the passengers on the flight that crashed in Somerset County in Pennsylvania. Read carefully:

    so when does the plane go down
    'cause i'm gonna ride it 'til it hits the ground
    then go out with a fight...

    I doubt it's what Ryan intended, but it kind of works, on one level. Creepy.
    drucifer23on December 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlove the countryish style of this song.... i think it's about.... im not really sure....
    C0ldplayon June 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti normally like the slower ryan songs but this is up there with my favorite, not really sure about the last verse means but excellent all the same. i really like the line "broken bluesy whisper sing to me tonight" i heard a version of elton john singing this song using the piano instaed of the harmonica it sounded strange
    craigscotlandon September 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like how every song that involves something to do with flying or a plane, people say omg its about the 9/11 attacks and blah blah geez maybe ryan adams is a psychic...maybe
    Demolitionon July 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes, cubbyblues. and i just discovered who ryan wrote this for. really charming.
    angelsflyon February 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcubbyblues, I agree, and i'll add to it. I think its about him being in love with this woman but only wanting a one night stand, because he isnt into everything that goes with long term. However he wants all of the good parts of that, just rolled into one night. Thats probably obvious but its my take on it
    Rozy2004on May 16, 2007   Link

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