Story Behind The Song

This song was inspired by the real-life story behind the 2002 Hayman Wildfire, the largest wildfire in Colorado history. The fire was started by a forest ranger, who then alerted authorities to the blaze. Initially the ranger said she had no idea how the

Song Description

A distraught lover decides to burn a breakup letter in a campsite, and accidentally lights a tremendous wildfire that burns many people's homes and causes death and destruction. She knows she'll get the blame for the fire, and wants to explain why it happ

Song Length 4:13 Genre Rock - General, Folk - Rock
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Troubled, Moving Subject Regret, Disasters
Similar Artists The Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band Language English
Era 2000 and later


Campfire was glowing in a ring of rock
When I read your letter, found out you been untrue
Surrounded by a thousand pine, but not enough to keep it inside
I smolder for a moment, and the next thing I know

The flame was just outside of town
When will the blame come crashing down
For the Wildfire

At first they didn?t realize, I couldn?t tell them what I?d done
I let it spill down over the mountain now nobody can go home
Because of you it had begun, I wanted to explain to everyone
I?d never get that chance, I saw the sideways glance

The flame was just outside of town
When the blame came crashing down
For the Wildfire

Blazing treetops explode overhead
They sound as loud as words left unsaid
Now everyone can stand and watch my place burn
Light it up so there?s no chance I can ever return
If they had felt my shame, they would have done the same


Lyrics ML Liguori Music ML Liguori
Producer ML Liguori, Jim Ruberto Performance Michael Lloyd Band
This track is on 3 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Jim Ruberto My Top Songs 9/10/2007
Karsten Durand My Top Songs 9/10/2007
MerJer musiK My Top Songs 9/10/2007
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