"Maybe I'll Catch Fire" as written by and Glenn Porter Mathew Thomas Skiba....
This house is full of ears but I can't talk to anyone
They've heard this one a thousand times
Most exciting thing I do
Hang half way out a third floor window,
Maybe throw lit cigarettes down
And maybe I'll catch fire,
Something warm to hold me,
Something pure to burn away the darkness
That hides inside my mind
All that evil shit's not hard to find
I guess I only claim to be nice

This house is full of eyes but I can't look at anyone
They've seen this face a thousand times
Most relaxing thing I do
Hang half way out a third floor window,
And look at rocks if I fall out,
And maybe I'll fall hard,
Something tough to break me,
Something sharp to rip into my insides
And bleed out all that pain
Sorry I don't even know your name
I guess for me it's easy this way

Maybe I'll catch fire,
Something warm to hold me,
Something pure to burn away the darkness
That hides inside my mind
All that evil shit's not hard to find
I guess I only claim to be nice


Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by jnw2044

"Maybe I'll Catch Fire" as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano

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    General CommentI love this song and can really relate, as a person that suffers from depression and always looking for something worm to comfort me even if it is painful
    slapstick1186on May 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"maybe i'll catch fire
    something warm to hold me
    something pure to burn away the darkness that hides inside my mind."

    i love the whole cauterization theme going on in these lyrics.
    the emotion in this song is so pure.
    listening to the acoustic version gives me chills.
    fakeblood.on February 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song, is amazing
    empty_satireon June 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe theme to my life..not really, i don't hold this much angst in my life, but..awesome song overall.
    better halfon July 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great~its not my favorite...actually I dont have a one favorite...i think all Alk3 songs are incredible~their great
    gorgeouslil PUNKon July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so rad. like slapstick said, this song reminds me of my life because i'm depressed all the time and my friends are sick of hearing about it. if i even so much as bring it up, they give me a look that just says "shut up, we don't want to hear you." i love this song...
    sparky the foolon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta great song to get you out of the pits when you feel like shit. grab a drink and chug one.
    Malleuson August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is hard to listen to because it reminds me of a time when I was depressed... I could completely relate to the feeling that's like "gee, maybe I'll die! that'd be better than this..."
    XoxKeLxoXon August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentluuvv this song..for some reason his voice just gets me in this one..my 2nd fave off this album, first being radio of course..
    crashintomeon August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwicked song
    mrsmolkoon September 05, 2002   Link

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