You set fire to me

Story Behind The Song

I went to rehab for alcoholism and prior to that I was on a self destructing path that my girlfriend was just so scared of. She never gave up on me for a second. This song is about where people with problems place them. It's usually next to something that makes it 10 times worse. She never stopped believing. I'm living sober and for the first time.... happy

Song Description

The guy in this duet has been running from the problems in his life while destroying himself. His amazingly strong, stable girl never gave up hope for him to reach peace within himself

Song Length 4:48 Genre Folk - Rural, Country - Americana
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Duet Male/Female
Mood Heartbreaking, Cheerless Subject Frustration, Dysfunctional Relations
Similar Artists Ray LaMontagne, The Judds Language English
Era 2000 and later


So(Next to the Gasoline)
All rights reserved. ©2012

With open arms you watched me runaway
You're a prodigal, not a logical piece of pain
I ran so fast to try and beat the rain
It was you, you found beside yourself to change

I looked into your eyes and I know
That you're the one that told me so

You, bury nails in coffins
Yeah you shelve your problems
Next to the Gasoline
You're pretty good at forgetting
And I'm better at letting
You set fire to me

I knew you'd come to me for peace of mind
I was running from something that was locked inside
Lay your head in my lap for relief.
I been cleaning clocks and burning boxes of grief

The only reason i'm still here
is I believe in you
And the only reason I return
Is it's true

Very reminiscent of Richard and Linda Thompson. Lovely harmonies. Great lyrics....this song has lots of potential.

Lyrics Micheal Lee Collins Music Micheal Lee Collins
Performance Micheal Lee Collins/Jeanie Ralph
This track is on 3 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Rhiannon Starr Songs that have Special Meanings 3/24/2014
Donovan Tucker Songs I Wish I'd Written 12/19/2012
Micheal Lee Collins My Top Songs 9/5/2012

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