"Gasoline" as written by and Jann Arden Richards....
Hold out your heart and on it let the sun shine down
Open your mind and through it let the wisdom pour
Give me your word and I will give you all my trust
Give me a sign and I will give you all my love

There? dirt in my mouth from kissing who
I should not dare
There? mud coming out with every rip and every tear
This thing beneath my ribs sill beat me to the ground
I?e got to hold out my heart, on it let the sun
shine down (got to hold out my heart)
The sun shine down

My guilty skin like gasoline is burning out a hole in me
my guilty heart lies here in ruin, in ruin

Nobody knows me, no one will ever see
the distance between what is and what will never be
A bird will break his wings
Like a heart will cut her strings
And there isn? anything to comfort me

My guilty skin like gasoline is burning out a hole in me
my guilty heart lies here in ruin, in ruin

A bird will break his wings
Like a heart will cut her strings
And there isn? anything to comfort me (hold out your heart)

Gasoline
Gasoline



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"Gasoline" as written by Jann Arden Richards

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    General CommentJann's songs tend to have a lot to do with faith. Not necessarily religious faith, but faith none the less.

    This song drips of desperation to me. It seems more like a statement about how someone does destructive things to themselves or to others because they feel (on some level) that they are undeserving.

    The speaker here knows what she should do is open herself to the possibility that she is worthy and deserving - this is evident from the first verse. In fact she makes it sound easy.
    And yet she goes on to talk about lust, sin, and guilt, and that these things are burning her to ruin. Further on she makes a broad statement about never living up to expectations of others (again subtly discounting her own expectations as meaningless) and thereby cutting yourself off (the bird breaks his own wings, and the heart cuts her own strings).

    She does not open herself up, instead she allows the darkness to prevail, and allows herself to burn.

    I think the message here is that without faith in yourself, change cannot occur. We are our own worst enemies.

    I have always liked this song.

    Shades Of Greyon October 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is very fiery and symbolistic of guilt and sin.
    AmoebaCheebaon June 25, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"This thing beneath my ribs sill beat me to the ground"
    LOVE that line!
    This song is about loving who you shouldn't and what happens to your heart when you do.
    minze08on February 03, 2007   Link

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