I believe in fires at midnight
When the dogs have all been fed.
A golden toddy on the mantle
A broken gun beneath the bed.
Silken mist outside the window.
Frogs and newts slip in the dark
Too much hurry ruins the body.
I'll sit easy, fan the spark
Kindled by the dying embers
Of another working day.
Go upstairs, take off your makeup
Fold your clothes neatly away.
Me, I'll sit and write this love song
As I all too seldom do
Build a little fire this midnight.
It's good to be back home with you.

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"Fire at Midnight" as written by Ian Anderson

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    General Commenthe's happy to be back home and just wants to have a soft, humble evening with his wife.
    i love this song.
    ffour4on December 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt paints the perfect scene; a husband and wife settling down for the night, in front of the fire, a quiet drink together. For all of us who like to be back home with our significant other, this song says it all: "It's good to be back home with you."
    storysongmanon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA pretty straightforward, beautiful song. To me, it always conjures up ideas of some kind of reunion after a long hardship, and setlling back into the simple life.
    rubyrangeron January 24, 2006   Link

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