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Song: Folks On Fire

FAWM 2018

Album: FAWM 2018
Track: #12

Might be the happiest I've ever felt immediately after writing a song. Like always, I feel like I could have hit home a lot better with the story given the power of the chorus, but that's probably not so obvious if you weren't sitting here with me. :) This is one I think would be a real crowd pleaser live, so hopefully I get to try that out soon.

Lyrics Print

I walked on to that stage
Unknowing how it might go
Suddenly I started to play
My nervousness was apropos

It seemed like 20 minutes passed
As I fumbled through those first three notes
International broadcast
I blinked and smiled and cleared my throat

Then the voice inside me raged unconfused

Light these folks on fire
Lay your bones on the line
Leave this world inspired
It's time to fly

I just walked off of that stage
Where'd the last 58 years go?
It's been 15 since I even played
My nostalgia is apropos

It's seemed like 20 minutes passed
Since I tried to set the world afloat
And now I've reached the end at last
Sitting alone in this tiny boat

A voice inside me dazed and confused

Light these folks on fire
Lay your bones on the line
Leave this world inspired
It's time to fly

[instrumental bridge]

Light these folks on fire
Lay your bones on the line
Leave this world inspired
And you'll never die

Light these folks on fire
Lay your bones on the line
Leave this world inspired
It's time to fly
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