"Dig For Fire" as written by and Charles Thompson....
There is this old woman
She lives down the road
You can often find her
Kneeling inside of her hole
And I often ask her
"Are you looking for the mother lode?"
Huh?
No.
No my child, this is not my desire
And then she said

I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire

There is this old man
Who spent so much of his life sleeping
That he is able to keep awake for the rest of his years
He resides
On a beach
In a town
Where I am going to live
And I often ask him
"Are you looking for the mother lode?"
Huh?
No.
No my child, this is not my desire
And then he said
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire


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"Dig For Fire" as written by Charles Thompson

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    General Commentwhat a great song. very hard to interpret, as are most pixies song(which is one of their traits that makes them so great to begin with). personally, i think it's just about senility, and how the characters depicted in the song have grown old but still find enjoyment in their own delusions. who knows...
    paranoidandroid83on April 14, 2003   Link

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