want to start a fire in your heart tonight
Oh tell me why do i so yearn to cause trouble?
I need you to be mine in the summertime
When the days are long and the nights are slow and sweet

But why do you turn and shield your eyes?
Do i burn too brightly?
Oh, don't take my love lightly, for i mean every word

You flicker, you amaze me
Your lips illuminate me
I want your eyes to tell me I'm the only flame
My glow it will attract you, my smoke will push you back
Until you call again please arsonist attack

But why do you turn and shield your eyes?
Do i burn too brightly?
Oh, don't take my love lightly, for i mean every word

I'll just light the match
And the flames will catch

But why do you turn and shield your eyes?
Do i burn too brightly?
Oh, don't take my love lightly, for i mean every word


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"Light the Match" as written by Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn

Lyrics © TERRORBIRD PUBLISHING LLC

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    General Commenti can't believe this wasn't commented yet. it's one of her best. i think that this song (at the least the last half) is about someone drowning themselves. there's a lot of clues. here are a couple:

    "when the end shine from the deep"
    the deep meaning the ocean, water

    "where the light to shine on me
    oh send me something, send me please"
    meaning 'the light' that accompanies ideas of heaven.

    "all naked and prepared to die"
    pretty self-explanatory

    "and pressure with a salty taste
    exalts the tears that soak your face"
    the pressure with a salty taste meaning
    the ocean water, the saltwater,
    and exalt (ie: set forth in joy) the tears.

    i think i'm right.
    :)
    zoolahon March 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti can't believe this wasn't commented yet. it's one of her best. i think that this song (at the least the last half) is about someone drowning themselves. there's a lot of clues. here are a couple:

    "when the end shine from the deep"
    the deep meaning the ocean, water

    "where the light to shine on me
    oh send me something, send me please"
    meaning 'the light' that accompanies ideas of heaven.

    "all naked and prepared to die"
    pretty self-explanatory

    "and pressure with a salty taste
    exalts the tears that soak your face"
    the pressure with a salty taste meaning
    the ocean water, the saltwater,
    and exalt (ie: set forth in joy) the tears.

    i think i'm right.
    :)
    zoolahon March 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about someone who is very depressed and who talks about killing themselves frequently, yet they've never even attempted to go through with it. they are constantly complaining about life and how terrible things are, when the truth is the problem is inside them. they have so much going for them and appreciate none of it. if they would just face their problems and change their thinking, they could conquer the sadness and live peacefully, but it's their choice to make, and no one can help until they've made it. but I think the end shows that they never made that choice, and instead finally drowned themselves.
    setsunamudou732on July 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo build on the comments already presented, I thought that she might be depressed and suicidal, but after her initial submersion she sees the titular "light". Water can serve as a type of baptism, and she speaks often of religious tones, "heaven is the future", etc. The first verses of the song actually condemn suicide as a "sorry waste to take the easy way out".

    Instead of wishing to die, the speaker finds new hope in religion and encourages others to look for new hope.

    (I'm not a devout Christian, nor overtly religious; this is just my interpretation.)
    nevercryon November 05, 2008   Link

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