Ptr Koz

Ptr Koz

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Folk - Alternative | Brooklyn, New York, United States
Total Song Plays: 292   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Song Description

It doesn't mention place names but evokes the American landscape - from "that city in the desert" to "that statue with the torch".

Story Behind the Song

Taking the long view.


BURN FOR YOU words and music by Peter Kozlowski

Like a trainload of timber, like a gallon can of gas,
Like lightning in a dry spell on a little grass shack.
Like a hydrogen disaster, like powder and a match,
Like that engine on the wing -
Spinning its blades, starting to sing.
It's gonna push you through gray skies to get home at last
And I burn for you - I turn up;
I yearn for you - it's so hot.
I don't care if I can spare it or not. I burn for you.

Like a president in wartime, like investors in a crash,
Like a mama with a sick kid she's afraid aint gonna last;
Like a daddy with an ulcer, keep a'running just as fast;
(alt: Like a type A hypertensive keeps a'running just as fast;)
Jack gambler buying credit puts his house upon the line;
It's made of cards and he could lose it all this time.
And I age for you - I wear down.
I ache for you - I scrape the ground.
It costs love, it costs blood, it costs my heart.
I rage for you.

(Bridge) I want love - I want it right.
I want a planet somewhere in this endless night.
I want you - ooh, I can't do without your light.

Like the candle in your bedroom, like the glow-worm on the porch;
Like a spotlight on a curtain call, like that statue with the torch.
Like the gemstones in your necklace, like the early morning stars,
That hydro-power dam's electric love across the sand
Ignites that city in the desert's concrete heart.
And I shine for you - I light up;
I do fine when I'm with you - I'm in luck.
And that glow's just there to show you my love:
I burn for you.

(coda) I shine for you
I burn for you.

Ã?Â,Ã,© 1986, 2003 Peter Kozlowski
203 257-2193

Song Length
Folk - Alternative, Country - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Composed, Enchanting

Subject Matter
General, Loving Marriage

Similar Artists
Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell

Lyric Credits Peter Kozlowski (BMI)
Music Credits Peter Kozlowski (BMI)
Producer Credits Jon Truelson
Publisher Credits Peter Kozlowski
Performance Credits ptrkoz
Label Credits unreleased