I will haunt you, hunt you down down, during the night.

You, you will regret you ever stepped out of line.

They, they will beg me, they will cry until you weep.

And I, I won't feel sorry, you can believe me, can you believe anything?

I, I can't forget you, I can't forgive what you did to me

you, do you forget why I've killed myself, out here at sea?

Why? Why? Why? To help my family? To a help a family, who's been replacing me?

Well I just might replace you, with a match stick and gasoline...

go in flames, meet in flames, we'll find in flames, just who's to blame

we'll find in flames, we'll find in flames, just who's to blame, just who's to blame.

Lyrics submitted by measure3three, edited by heatherisgreat, lovenoir

Gasoline Family song meanings
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    General Commentthis song is the most incredible thing.
    it haunts me.
    his voice is so fragile & yet it's the most powerful thing i've ever heard.
    especially when he sings
    'why? to help my family? to a help a family, who's been replacing me?'
    -Amz-on July 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgod. the end of this gives me the shivers. matchstic...k and gasoline. he's so hurt... you can feel it.
    pimpmylizon September 11, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationAmazing song... the rain falling and bare guitar compliment the vocals and lyrics so well. You can see the sailor standing in the rain after 3 long years at sea, watching his family in a house and life he no longer belongs in, that he no longer fits into. Standing outside with the match and gasoline, so angry and so hurt...
    SecondFigon December 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think at the end he sings:

    Up in flames,
    Meet in flames,
    We'll Find in flames,
    Just who's to blame,
    We'll find in flames,
    We'll find in flames,
    Just who's to blame,
    Just who'd to blame
    ClayJCon January 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwow.
    AllChokedUpon February 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI could listen to this a million times.
    He portrays the saddens so well, he really gets emotional about it, and you can't help but to get emotional when you listen to it.
    One of the most soft, yet powerful voices ever.
    You are amazing Andy Hull.
    marleekay09on November 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSo, did he literally kill himself?
    WILLSUPERTRAMPon May 24, 2012   Link

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