"Fires" as written by Russell Marsden, Emma Richardson and Matt Hayward....
Baby, Darling, Doll Face, Honey
Now I don't mean to cause you worry
It's only hands in my pocket
And the Queen on my money

Did you know I've been wanting you?
So leave your locks on the latches
If you bring the water, I'll bring the matches

'Cause we are fires in the night
We are fires in the night
Let us bathe you in our heart
'Cause we are fires in the night

Come on get up Romeo
Don't you know what the time is?
It's the fall of rock 'n roll,
That's what the news said

Did you know I've been wanting you?
So leave your locks on the latches
If you bring the water, I'll bring the matches

'Cause we are fires in the night
We are fires in the night
Let us bathe you in our heart
'Cause we are fires in the night

We are fires in the night
We are fires in the night
Let us bathe you in our life
We are fires in the night


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"Fires" as written by Matt Hayward Emma Richardson

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    General CommentIts about two people in love going through a tough time, but its also about how life is fleeting, and while your alive you need to let people into your hearts. The story goes that one person is scared for the other "I dont mean to make you worry, its just my hands in my pockets" he means that its not a gun, or hes not going to hurt himself.
    Then the speaker tells the person how he feels "did you know i've been wanting you?" so "leave the locks on the latches" is kind of like "can we shut other people out for just a little while"
    When he talks about "we are fires in the night" he means "life is short, like matches in the dark" its a metaphor. The "let us bathe you in our heart" is pretty clear about letting people love you and loving other people.
    Its a song about being in love people. its simple and sweet.
    bschurmannon September 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI love this song. Love love love.

    "Did you know I've been wanting you?
    so leave your locks on the latches
    If you bring the water, I'll bring the matches"

    <3
    linbaon April 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAgreed :]
    twobit84on April 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBaby, Darling, Doll Face, Honey
    Now I don't mean to cause you worry

    It's only hands in my pocket
    And the Queen on my money


    Did you know I've been wanting you?
    so leave your locks on the latches

    If you bring the water, I'll bring the matches


    'cause we are fires in the night
    We are fires in the night
    so its dark in the house, probably because they don't have enough money to pay electricity
    but they don't give a fuckk. they love eachother so much
    they'll take a bathe in candle light
    "we" incorporates 2 or more people, in this case, a couple
    and "are" is a direct comparison to something inanimate, like fire. so it could be a metaphor..
    basically saying you and i are the fire that lights the night>
    Let us bathe you in our heart
    'cause we are fires in the night
    but imagery like bathe and heart
    sounds like a cleansing love, something like baptism
    not that its a religious lyric or anything>

    Come on get up Romeo
    Don't you know what the time is?

    It's the fall of rock 'n roll,
    That's what the news said
    when someone thought rock and roll was dying out>



    just my opinion
    plato1251on August 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBaby, Darling, Doll Face, Honey
    Now I don't mean to cause you worry

    It's only hands in my pocket
    And the Queen on my money



    Did you know I've been wanting you?
    so leave your locks on the latches

    If you bring the water, I'll bring the matches
    plato1251on August 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlatimes.com/includes/soundslides/bigpicturefire/…
    DKVilleon April 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it not?

    'Cause we are fires in the night
    We are fires in the night
    Let us bathe you in our light
    'Cause we are fires in the night
    maxf736on October 09, 2012   Link

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