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Heart on Fire (Draft lyric ideas) 

Heart on Fire 

A.J. Steel 2019 



We live in houses on these quiet streets

You don’t see it unless you go deep 

But there’s madness 

Yeah there’s madness 



Some of us have what they say are crazy dreams 

They’re hard to follow with no belief 

It sends you crazy 

It sends you crazy 



But you’re like a fire 

You make me reach higher 

I don’t know what I’d do 

Without you 


Chorus B

Cause you set this heart on fire 

This heart on fire 

You’re the flame 

That sets this heart on fire 



There’s a river that cuts through this town 

Where some of us just want to get out 

I need this now 

I need this now 



‘Cause you’re like a fire 

You make me reach higher 

I don’t know what I’d do 

Without you 


Chorus B

Cause you set this heart on fire 

This heart on fire 

You’re the flame 

That sets this heart on fire

To bold to care  


To care what a stranger thinks 

Is a dangerous thing 

Baby don’t give them the best of you 

When they get their hands on you 

They won’t let go.  

Baby let’s set this life on fire 

Let’s runaway and build a life 

That takes us higher

You know when you know  

Stars exploded in the black sky, 

There were a million different colours  

which flashed before our eyes. 


As we walked along the beach,  

The sea was cool and calm, 

I held your soft hand and knew, 

This is where I’m meant to be.

Glass tower 

There’s a murmur outside, 

It’s the sound of the world passing by. 

Safe and sound in our glass tower, 

The world can’t reach us.   

I used to dream of silver and gold, 

Now all I want, is to lay here close to you.

Why are you so serious.  

Why are you so serious? 

The moon wants to rain light down over you, 

But you do your best,  

to live inside the black shadows. 

Your heart rages like an angry sun, 

Don’t you think it’s time for some fun? 

Oh baby can’t you see, 

You can go be anything, 

That you want to be. 


We danced beneath the setting sun 

And felt the release of the day.

We talked until we ran out of words 

We prayed it would always be this way.

But fire and rain don’t see things the same,  

And the world where in won’t let it be that way,  

Baby we can leave this place,  

Baby, we can runaway.

Fires and liars.  

Desire is a drug 

It blurs the space between the moments 

Danger is the fire 

That you light to hide feeling like a liar 

Be good to me  

I’ll be good to you  

But facing up to what you don’t want to see  

Is the only way to set yourself free. 

Learning to love what I see.  

It’s time to own my face  

It’s time to like these blue eyes starring back at me from the other side of this mirror  

To love the blood that courses through my veins  

Baby I believe in us.  

Baby I believe in you 

Baby I need to know you believe in me? 

Baby I want to crack this would in half  

Extract all that’s wrong 

Together we can build a world where  

love and humility are the only decrees  

Baby I want build a world that’s right for you  

Baby I need a world that feels right to me.

Dare to be yourself.  

I’m trying to be myself  

Baby it’s harder than you think  

I wrestle with these demons inside 

Maybe that’s why I love the night  

I scared of their arrows 

When they’re coming straight for me  

But I’m more scared of dying  

Dying like a man afraid of the light.  

We may not be young anymore  

But we have to believe  

There’s still blank pages yet to write  

We have to believe there’s still magic in the night

A time of reflection. 

The end of the year is a time for reflection, I actually think I should reflect weekly and in 2019 perhaps that could be a good thing for me. 

Reflection gives us the opportunity to see ourselves as we don't normally see ourselves.  We can see the things that went well and the things that could have gone better and I think they're both equally important. 

Balance is everything, but, it's one of those easy to say, hard to do things.  Just like the earth needs to maintain the same orbit around the sun to sustain life, we need to maintain some type of balance to sustain ourselves.  Did you know if the sun moves just 1 degree of its axis we'll either freeze or burn? 

I'm writing this because I've been thinking about my purpose as an artist.  Why do I write music? Why do you do the things that make you happy, that bring you fulfillment? What are they? Maybe you've found them and maybe you haven't, but reflection gives us the opportunity to examine these feelings.

I began writing because I needed to let these feelings out.  I began writing because I wanted to connect with people, with you, on a deeper level than the usual 'Hey,how you going' type conversations.  We are more than this, we are deeper than this.  These are the conversations I like to have.  They're the conversations that mean the most. 

Trust is important, we're not going to share our deepest feelings with a stranger, but sometimes we don't even share these feelings with those closest to us. 

So, I feel the job of an artist, as I see it, is to leap of the edge and take that emotional risk.  To expose what we would rather wasn't exposed.  Art should illuminate all that is good in us and all that can be better.  It should challenge, it should inspire and maybe even make us feel a little uncomfortable.

Rest, reflect adapt.


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