where are you tonight
i don't seem to know you
no i'm not all right
where are you tonight
and my heart is nearly gone
there's not much left to offer
if i could somehow know
i could stop the burning down
where are you tonight
are you even really out there
i won't put up a fight
where are you tonight
and the world keeps spinning round
a vicious cycle turning
some of them know love
some of us know the burning down




Lyrics submitted by jules4099, edited by Octavarium64

The Burning Down Lyrics as written by Doug T. Pinnick Jerry Wayne Gaskill

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    General Commentthe lryics r sweet and the same with the music to me this basically means that no matter what someone is loveing you
    Jessie*on July 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about feeling far away from God.

    Another neat aspect to the song - listen to the guitar swells on the fade-out. After a few minutes, you'll hear "Jesus Loves Me, This I Know".
    ksandbergflon December 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit's about love and breaking up, "the burning down" is the feeling you get when love starts to fade.

    "some of them know love
    some of us know the burning down"
    is an outside reflection needed to come to terms with the break up!
    MASCOOLon June 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhen you're in love, when you've believed ardently in a country or a god, when you've loved an organisation, there comes a time when the passion fades, when the light of knowledge dawns that you can give everything and never see a single ounce of your love come back to you. It's at that moment you decide if it's real or an illusion and if it's worth the cold pain of that fire burning down.
    samuel j.1on February 23, 2021   Link

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