purple sunset
orange moon
i'm alone again
without you
i knew someone
had to lose

kiss goodbye
go back to your separate life
that you have with her
ashes blow
in the windy sky
take my heart
as you go

CHORUS
baby it burns
baby it burns
baby it burns
to be your
fire on the side
taste my tears
see how they burn
baby it burns
to be your
fire on the side

purple sunset
orange moon
how can the
music play
when the only band
is made of gold

wrapped around
your hand
that i
used to hold
against my chest
every night
but i still
can hope
you will see
i'm your home

Repeat Chorus

i knew someone
had to lose
kiss goodbye
go back to your separate life
you have with her
take my heart
as you go

Repeat Chorus


Lyrics submitted by Nonny

Fire On The Side Lyrics as written by Tori Ellen Amos

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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    General Commenti wonder why i like this song- the theme is pretty old, it's about jealousy- well not exactly- it's about you loving someone who loves you less than that- sometimes you just wished they'd reject you altogether. Leave it up to tori to transform this trite theme into something so emotional that even for those of us who haven't experienced this situation like me feel the burning.
    eeriemilyon January 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhere can i find this song?!?!
    birdcansingon August 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just get the feeling this song is about an affair. Maybe Tori had an affair and was someones fire on the side. Affairs are passionate and steamy.
    Jae26on March 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely about her being the other woman with a married man. "When the only band is made of gold
    wrapped around your hand" is a reference to his wedding ring.
    vannabananaon June 19, 2009   Link

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