"Arsonist's Lullaby" as written by and Andrew Hozier Byrne....
When I was a child, I heard voices
Some would sing and some would scream
You soon find you have few choices
I learned the voices died with me

When I was a child, I'd sit for hours
Staring into open flame
Something in it had a power
Could barely tear my eyes away

All you have is your fire
And the place you need to reach
Don't you ever tame your demons
But always keep 'em on a leash

When I was 16, my senses fooled me
Thought gasoline was on my clothes
I knew that something would always rule me
I knew the scent was mine alone

All you have is your fire
And the place you need to reach
Don't you ever tame your demons
But always keep 'em on a leash

When I was a man I thought it ended
When I knew love's perfect ache
But my peace has always depended
On all the ashes in my wake

All you have is your fire
And the place you need to reach
Don't you ever tame your demons
But always keep 'em on a leash


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"Arsonist's Lullabye" as written by Andrew Hozier Byrne

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    My InterpretationWhen I was a child I heard voices,
    Some would sing and some would scream,
    You soon find you have few choices,
    I learned the voices died with me.
    -when we are little there are somethings we love(some would sing) and some things we hate or we are afraid of(some would scream). Soon we find out there are very few things that we really like(few choices) only things we would like to go after. But both the voices I.e. both the kind of things are ours they define us. They die and live with us.


    When I was a child, I'd sit for hours
    Staring into open flame
    Something in it had a power
    Could barely tear my eyes away
    -- As children we constantly think about our dreams. They had a unique power we couldn't stop dreaming.


    All you have is your fire
    And the place you need to reach
    Don't you ever tame your demons
    But always keep 'em on a leash
    -- All you have are your desires your dreams and your destination or the destiny that you choose for yourself.
    You have your fears and weaknesses(demons). You should accept your weaknesses it will only make you stronger. Your fears, you should never forget for they will always keep you alert and help you make the right choices. Your demons and your dreams both are your own they both guide you to your destiny to what you want.

    When I was 16, my senses fooled me
    Thought gasoline was on my clothes
    I knew that something would always rule me
    I knew the scent was mine alone
    -- At 16 many of us think that there is something wrong with us. We don't like the way we are(thought gasoline was on my clothes). But then we realize that this who we are that this scent belongs to us. This only males us stronger pushes us in the right direction.


    When I was a man I thought it ended
    When I knew love's perfect ache
    But my peace has always depended
    On all the ashes in my wake
    -- When you grow up there are things maybe love maybe other things that distract you from your dreams and make you feel satisfied and good for a brief amount of time. But as soon as the effect fades away you realize that the only peace you will ever find is by chasing your dreams your passion all you have is your fire and the place you need to reach :-)

    This song is about accepting your strengths and weaknesses accepting who you are making peace with it and going after what you want going after what you desire.
    Beautiful song.
    arguan992on October 22, 2016   Link

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