A fire burns and it’s for you

This is probably the most inspirational song I’ve heard lately. To me, it speaks to the powerful nature of belief in the self. Not only that, but it reinforces the idea of living for yourself, which might be a paraphrase of what I just said in the previous sentence. No matter, we’re all writing what we know, and in a sense, singing what we have. I’m loving the urgency here, coupled with the driving beat.

Posting the lyrics for you because Jack Antonoff’s singing is not conducive to being understood very well:

When I was eighteen everything was alive
Then the planes hit the towers
Then she died and he died
A part of me disappeared six feet in the ground
A million miles in the sky a fire burns,
A fire burns, a fire burns and it is mine

And I did what I did
What we did to survive
Five whole years of my life I spent mourning you and why?
Girl you’re still alive
You’re too dead to keep inside
You take the years, you keep it all, I finally think I might be alright

So lets just let it all go cause nothing can change
And if something is lost then there’s something to frame
I just sing what I have
All I got this girl, not yet crushed by the world
I’ll count the freckles on her face one, two, three hundred times a day

And sing a new song
Something I’d never hear
It’s a better love that I found, bigger love that you fear
So deep inside me, hot in this frozen cave
Her fire burns, her fire burns, her fire burns and it is brave

When I was eighteen everything was alive
Then the planes hit the towers
Then she died, then he died
A part of me disappeared six feet in the ground
A million miles in the sky a fire burns,
A fire burns, and I just let it all go

And I won’t fear change
And if something is lost then there is something to frame
I just sing what I have in the heavens above
In the song in the sky a fire burns,
A fire burns, a fire burns and it’s for you