I Started a Fire

I started a fire and I watched it grow
And now it burns out of control
I want you bad, I need you bad

I leapt off a precipace
And I’m falling into an abyss
For your love, I need your love

I want to see into your soul
Fall into the unknown

I looked in your eyes ocean blue
And straight away my heart it know
You’re the one, you’re the one

Your beauty leaves me mesmerised
In a waking dream i’m paralysed
I want your love, I need your love

I want to know, I want to hold
The girl who can’t be owned
Let into your soul
Deep inside your mystery
A vow of secrecy, never let you go

Thunder storms and summer rain
Gothic gardens, hurricanes
This black heart i know so well
I’m bewitched, under your spell
I fear my life’s unravelling
This grand illusion vanishing
All I need is you close to me
I have seen it in my dreams
You can set me free
If you say those words to me

I woke up I was stunned and blind
I just can’t get you off my mind
Say my name, say my name

We talked and talked under stormy skies
As cherubs let their arrows fly
I’m the one, I’m the one

I want to know, I want to hold
The girl who can’t be owned
Let into your soul
Deep inside your mystery
A vow of secrecy, never let you go

She can’t be owned
She can’t be owned

I wanna know, I can’t let go
I wanna hold the girl who can’t be owned
I wanna know, I can’t let go
I wanna hold the girl who can’t be owned
I wanna know, I can’t let go
I wanna hold the girl who can’t be owned
I wanna know, I can’t let go
I wanna hold the girl who can’t be owned

Song Notes

The song was originally titled “Can’t Be Owned” and “Girl Who Can’t Be Owned”. Mark said of the song during the writing of Twilight of the Innocents:

This song has a soaring vocal in which Tim really pushes his voice all the way. It starts of with just vocals and a lone guitar before the band really slams in and it’s pretty rocking in a similar way to a Foo’s track. The verse melody has something Dylan-esque to it which is kinda cool too. We initially thought it was just a cool rocking riff but once Tim nailed the vocals on the demo we knew it was a contender. Lyrically about becoming obsessed by someone who’s out of reach. This ones currently being thought off as a potential album opener… looking forward to playing this live.