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The Ink Spots – I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire Lyrics 8 years ago
I don't ever care to rise to power (I don’t want everyone around me)
I would rather be with you an hour (I just want to be with you for the short time that I have)
For the things that one can buy (I can buy anything I want)
Are not worth a lover's sigh (But what I buy, is not worth anything compared to what your worth)


I don't want to set the world on fire (I don’t need everyone to love me)
I just want to start a flame in your heart (I just want you to love me) {metaphor}
In my heart I have but one desire (I only want one thing)
And that one is you, no other will do (

I've lost all ambition for worldly acclaim (I stopped trying to get everyone to love me)
I just want to be the one you love (But I still am trying to get you to love me)
And with your admission that you feel the same (And if you love me also)
I'll have reached the goal I'm dreaming of, believe me (my achievement toward which you love me, is fulfilled)
I don't want to set the world on fire (I don’t need everyone to love me)
I just want to start a flame in your heart (I just want you to love me) {metaphor}

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