Friendly Fire

from by Men With Day Jobs



Passion goes critical as we lurch deep into country tearjerk terrain. Casting for rhymes, we found "inferno" rhymed with "Kernot" – but couldn’t find a rhyme for "Gareth", so that was best left alone.


On a cold night in a slow street, by the flicker of a broken neon light

Caught your glance of invitation, softly smould’ring like an ember in the night

I was drawn to the fire in your eyes… blazing bright

From a discontented winter, I took shelter in your welcoming glow

Striking flint above your tinder, sending sparks against the darkness and the snow

Breathing life on the heat of a fire… burning slow

Friendly fire / drew me in from the frost

Between the darkness and desire / I found your flame… and I was lost

Barely mindful of the danger, never heeding all love’s lessons we had learned

Fanning flame into inferno, in the heat of wild abandon we burned

We ignored every warning in sight / As we poured on the petrol full-flight

Till it seemed all the world was alight… no return

Friendly fire / Raging out of control

Lost in our all-consuming pyre / Destroyed by a flame… too hot to hold

Friendly fire / Back in this No Man’s Land

Between the wasteland and the wire / Trying my best to understand… friendly fire


from Men With Day Jobs, released January 1, 2005
R.Crundwell / P.Fenton / T.Latimore / S.Sanders



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