"Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" as written by and John Mayer....
It's not a silly little moment
It's not the storm before the calm
This is the deep and dyin' breath of
This love we've been workin' on

Can't seem to hold you like I want to
So I can feel you in my arms
Nobody's gonna come and save you
We pulled too many false alarms

We're goin' down
And you can see it too
We're goin' down
And you know that we're doomed
My dear
We're slow dancing in a burnin' room

I was the one you always dreamed of
You were the one I tried to draw
How dare you say it's nothing to me
Baby, you're the only light I ever saw

I'll make the most of all the sadness
You'll be a bitch because you can
You try to hit me, just hurt me
So you leave me feeling dirty
'Cause you can't understand

We're goin' down
And you can see it too
We're goin' down
And you know that we're doomed
My dear
We're slow dancing in a burnin' room

Go cry about it, why don't you
Go cry about it, why don't you
Go cry about it, why don't you
My dear, we're slow dancin' in a burnin' room
Burnin' room, burnin' room
Don't you think we outta know by now?
Don't you think we shoulda learned somehow?
Don't you think we outta know by now?
Don't you think we shoulda learned somehow?
Don't you think we outta know by now?
Don't you think we shoulda learned somehow?


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"Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" as written by John Clayton Mayer

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    General CommentThe song "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" describes the final moments between two people who are together, but inevitably know their relationship is coming to a close. When he says: "Can't seem to hold you like I want to so I can feel you in my arms", it shows how the relationship has run its course and no longer has the spark that it once had. However, within the song I believe the the love between the two is acknowledged when he says: "My dear we're slow dancing in a burning room" where the act of slow dancing signifies a tenderness and special moment while all-the-while the fate of their failed relationship is imminent with the burning room. The song mixes the reflection of good moments: "Baby, you're the only light I ever saw", and tumultuous fighting: "You try to hit me just to hurt me so you leave me feeling dirty". "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" overall paints a picture of many couple's lives throughout life; where the end of the relationship is inevitable but there is a certain sadness because of how meaningful the journey and memories were with the other individual.
    hgray10on April 23, 2012   Link

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