"Human Torch" as written by and Tony Scalzo....
Turned 'round 6 o'clock and I'm still sleepin'
I don't have to work on Saturday
But I do anyway
'Round the corner right on up to the shop
I come creeping, but it don't matter anyway

'Cause I know it's just as well
And even so I feel like hell
You can say that it's alright
But I am wrapped up tight
And I can see the forest through the trees
I am on my knees
I don't know if I am supposed to stay
Or I'm supposed to leave it all behind

The door the world outside still spins
Waiting there behind the door but I won't let it in
Not today, not tomorrow, not next week
You're just gonna have to pay five bucks to see the geek

'Cause I know it's just as well
And even so I feel like hell
You can say that it's alright
But I am wrapped up tight
And I can see the forest through the trees
I am on my knees
I don't know if I am supposed to stay
Or I'm supposed to leave it all behind

Please pay your attention high above the center ring
Up in the rafters, 500 feet above the crowd
My hair is soaked in kerosene
My clothes are wet with gasoline
You only get to see this once
The human torch is going down
Going down, going down, going down


Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery

"Human Torch" as written by Anthony Scalzo

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY

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    General CommentHrm. Nobody's posted on this? Guess i'll take a stab...

    On the one hand, it seems as though the speaker is torn between multiple -- probably conflicting -- obligations. ("I don't know if i'm supposed to stay / Or i'm supposed to leave.") Idunno, maybe he wants to join a rock band and tour the world, but he still feels he has obligations at home that need to be met. On the other hand, he realizes the ultimate futility of his decision. ("...it don't matter anyway / 'Cause i know it's just a spell.") So no matter what he does, he feels it isn't going to make much of a difference or an impact on the world around him. And it's that quiet ambition -- that desire to change the world or to at least make his name known -- that ultimately drives him to go out in a literal "blaze of glory" in the final verse.

    Either way, it's a fun little song. Takes me back to high school every time i hear it. =)
    kenteVon June 08, 2005   Link

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