Small Fires

This song was co-written with the most amazing Simon Wilcox.

had a really insightful conversation the other day with a friend about ‘push and pull’… well… the conversation was actually about BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder). I guess one of the symptoms of BPD, is that people with it push you away just to bring you back. This is usually done with equal passion. They wrap you in a glorious love and then unravel it on you just to wrap you up in it again. I don’t have BPD but I might be attracted to people who do. That ailment in itself should have an acronym. PATPWPP (People Attracted To People Who Push and Pull) or something like that.

After reading a bunch of colorful (read as insane) texts I’d received from someone that I’ve never met, a friend told me that I seek out drama. I don’t know if that’s totally accurate, I mean, I constantly brag about Mary J’ing my life. But, truth be told, I sometimes get interested in people and situations that are a little complicated. I entertain the nutty, the broken, off-kilter and otherwise lost among us but maybe that’s just because my life is actually very drama-free and…. essentially boring. Where else am I to get inspiration if not my own, then someone else’s life?

So, you know what? Bring on the BPD, the excessive facebook-likers, the crazy-text people, the ones who still have a personal myspace account and Mel, they are all so much more interesting than all of us lame and boring folks who sit at home and just write songs about them.



Sweet things come out of your mouth
They fly around I try to knock them down

They’re like small fires burning down all over town

We drive around
And try to put them out
Try to forget about

All the small fires burning down
Small fires are burning out

Dark things come out of your mouth
They knock me out
They keep me down

They’re like small fires burning down
Small fires are just ashes now



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