There's a flame, flame in my heart
And there's no rain, can put it out
And there's a flame, it's burning in my heart
And there's no rain, ooh can put it out
So just hold me, hold me, hold me

Take away the pain, inside my soul
And I'm afraid, so all alone
Take away the pain, that's burning in my soul
Cause I'm afraid that I'll be all alone
So just hold me, hold me, hold me

Hold on to my heart, to my heart, to me
Hold on to my heart, to my heart, to me
And oh no, don't let me go cause all I am
You hold in your hands, and hold me
And I'll make it through the night
And I'll be alright, hold on, hold on to my heart

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    My Interpretation
    Considering the whole album, where all songs could really be just on big song, and which every lyrics is related with the history of Jonathan, I think Blackie is actualy singing to a whole crowd, to Jonathan's fans (and Blackie's too), instead of a specific person, as it might appears. Just bear with me a bit: Starting with the first verse, where he talks about "the flame", it could easily be the passion for music, which flows in his whole body, specially in his most important organ: the heart. The flame is so intense that it controls his life, in a point that it actually hurts, since he can't life without it, but it depends on someone else. Pointing out that "the rain" can't put out the flame is a proof that it's not an ordinary passion; it persists in his life, and he must live with it "burning his heart". At first, the passion (the music) is great, the meaning of his life, but a musician and music itself, only exist if there is someone to listen, someone that will actually care about the artist, that's where the pain resides. He asks to be hold in someone's hands, so he can exist, so he won't be alone and the pain will eventualy disapear. This someone should be his fans, not a specific person, but the people that support that artist and make him do what he does best: the music. That's why he is so afraid to be alone, 'cause once he's all by himslef, no one will listen to his passion, and therefore he can't live. Also, it points directly to the music industry as hollow and as cruel as it is. Pay attention to the lines "Oh no, don't let me go cause all I am. You hold in your hands, hold me". It means that when the fans are "holding" him, he is himself, in his full glory, and he asks them to hold him, so he can live with his mortal passion and bare the pain. This song is probably the most beautiful song ever writen, it's THE rare gem, that is still buried, with it's existence denied from the world. It's art in it's true form. Powerful.
    macacomon March 06, 2015   Link
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    General Comment
    this song is just sooooooooo nice, it really should have more comments! 2 me its about sum1 whos in love with sum1 n wants 2 b with them so they take the pain away, just ya box standard love song really, the live version kicks ass so much, brought a tear 2 my eye i love it!!!!
    lewgieon May 06, 2006   Link
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    General Comment
    This song is actually part of the concept album "the Cromson Idol," the story of which revolves around Jonathan, a young rock star. Basically, Jonathan just wants to find love, especially that of his parents... Of course, love is something he'll never find (obviously, since, at the end of the album, he kills himself). But what does this song mean to me...? Well, this song makes me think about this girl, to whom I have - in fact - given my heart (and vice versa), although she is currently in a relationship with another guy AND is situated 100 metric miles away from me (app. 621 English miles)... Basically, she holds my heart, and she ever were to let go of it, the fall would be to much to recover from. So this song is one I can easily relate to... Well... That's that. I don't really give a damn if my story is of interest to anyone in here or not, so don't give me any crap about it... :P
    I_am_Anteon September 26, 2006   Link
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    General Comment
    That's "Crimson!" :P
    I_am_Anteon October 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment
    "Of which...?" I fucking hate type-os...
    I_am_Anteon December 31, 2006   Link
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    General Comment
    BUBBY BOY.... Just because
    Shelly Danielson January 15, 2015   Link

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