Sleater-Kinney – Burn, Don’t Freeze Lyrics

When you saw me on that first day
I’d set your heart on fire but arson is no way
Said I’d blossom under your care
To make a love burn brighter

Always thought that the devil was the only one
Who knew the ins and outs of the ways of love
Wrap me up tight inside your wing
So I sold off my heart to see how this would end
Now I can’t move an inch for fear it will begin
Is it safe now, is it safe to breathe?

I force my eyes open, and now who has changed?
You come in between me and the darkness
You look different, so different today
Please don’t you ever leave

Holding your eyes in the hardest stare
Backwards, forwards
Running around like you wanted me there
Backwards, forwards going out of my mind
Lookin’ at me like I’m the hottest in town
Backwards, forwards
Then turnin’s your back when you’re movin’ around
Backwards, forwards spinning way off time

I ain’t gonna listen to you no more
Fire to water
Breakin’ outta this place throwin’ open the door
Fire, baby, baby’s putting me out
Use me up just to fan the flame
Fire to water
But you’ll be sorry as I’m walkin’ away
Fire, baby, baby’s putting me out

You’re the truest light I’ve known
I’m the one who decides who I am
But someday I’ll learn I don’t need your fuel to burn
I’m the one who will shed this old skin

Always thought that hell was the only place
Hot enough to melt our heart into a locked embrace
I force my eyes open, and now who has changed?
There’s something so safe about a lack of air
The only way to make sure that you’ll always be there
I feel different, so different today

Holding your eyes in the hardest stare
Backwards, forwards
Running around like you wanted me there
Backwards, forwards going out of my mind
Lookin’ at me like I’m the hottest in town
Backwards, forwards
Then turnin’s your back when you’re movin’ around
Backwards, forwards spinning way off time

I ain’t gonna listen to you no more
Fire to water
Breakin’ outta this place throwin’ open the door
Fire, baby, baby’s putting me out
Use me up just to fan the flame
Fire to water
But you’ll be sorry as I’m walkin’ away
Fire, baby, baby’s putting me out

I’m gone
Living underground
I’m gone
Devil spins his world around
I’m gone
Do you wanna go underground?
I’m gone
Living underground

Don’t you wanna?
Did you really change your mind?
Ain’t you gonna?
Was this fire way too bright
Don’t you wanna?
Could this be your only crime?
Ain’t you gonna?
Did you really change your mind?

Holding your eyes in the hardest stare
Backwards, forwards
Running around like you wanted me there
Backwards, forwards going out of my mind
Lookin’ at me like I’m the hottest in town
Backwards, forwards
Then turnin’s your back when you’re movin’ around
Backwards, forwards spinning way off time

I ain’t gonna listen to you no more
Fire to water
Breakin’ outta this place throwin’ open the door
Fire, baby, baby’s putting me out
Use me up just to fan the flame
Fire to water
But you’ll be sorry as I’m walkin’ away
Fire, baby, baby’s putting me out

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