Read some Kerouac and it put me on the tracks to burn a little brighter now
Something about roman candles fizzing out, shine a little light on me now
Found a strange fascination with a liquid fixation, alcohol can thrill me now
It's getting late in the game to show any pride or shame
I just burn a little brighter now, burn a little brighter now

Doctor says my liver looks like leaving with my lover, need another time-out now
Like any sort of hero turning down to zero still standing out in any crowd

Pulling seventeen with experience and dreams, sweating out a happy hour
Where you're hiding 29 you know it ain't a crime
To burn a little brighter now, burn a little brighter now

Dr. Finlay: "And my advice is if you maintain this lifestyle
you won't reach 30"

Torch: "Christ - it's a romantic way to go really, it's part
of the heritage, it's your round i'n'it?"

We burn a little brighter now

Read some Kerouac and it put me on the tracks to burn a little brighter now
It was something about roman candles fizzing out, shine a little light on me now
Found a strange fascination with a liquid fixation, alcohol thrill me now
Getting late in the game to show any pride or shame
Burn a little brighter now, we burn a little brighter now
We burn a little brighter now

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Torch Song Lyrics as written by Todd Rundgren

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    The dialog in the middle makes the meaning clear .. the song has a great mood...

    BlankInfinityon February 08, 2005   Link
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    one of the most depressing songs i must say... the whole album "Cluthing at Straws" is depressing actually.. one of their best and one of Rocks best !!!

    MMM88on May 15, 2006   Link
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    YES.. Alcohol and drug addiction. Since the "Cluthing At Straws" album deals with such problems. If you notice on the cover of the album.. some of the people who appear on the album are Robert Burns, Dylan Thomas, Truman Capote and Lenny Bruce, John Lennon, James Dean and Jack Kerouac. Most of these people died because of alcohol or drug addiction except for John Lennon.

    MMM88on December 27, 2006   Link

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