Man On Fire Lyrics

Man On Fire © 2003

man on fire © chris gerolmo          october 6, 2003

soaked in sweat em
half-insane
it’s not desire
it’s not just pain
i’m a man on fire
i’m a crackling wire
i’m a man on fire 
i see saints em
in windowpanes
i hear choirs
in hurricanes
i’m a man on fire
i’m a crackling wire
i’m a man on fire
it’s always dreams that enslave you
and yet it’s dreams that’ll save you
i soar above em
the sugarcane
a man on fire
in a world in flames
i’m a man on fire
i’m a crackling wire
i’m a man on fire
man on fire
i’m on fire
i’m on fire

monsters everywhere © chris gerolmo

monsters are everywhere here in the dark
they live in the house they live in the park
you have any candy they’ll take it from you
you get a new toy they’ll take that too
monsters everywhere
monsters everywhere
monsters are there even when you grow up
what honest men build monsters blow up
daddy says monsters will send me to war
they don’t have the courage to tell me what for
monsters everywhere
monsters everywhere
when monsters are dreaming they’re dreaming of me
they’re dreaming of dragging me into the sea
they’re dreaming of oil and of ruling the world
and of stealing the toys from the boys and the girls
monsters everywhere
monsters everywhere
the things that I’ve said about monsters are true
they’re coming for me and they’re coming for you
there’s no way of keeping these monsters as bay
so just watch what you do and watch what you say
monsters everywhere
monsters everywhere

i-80 © chris gerolmo              December 25, 2005

i take potshots at trucks from a hill outside town
i climb to the top clear a spot and lay down
i fire at the big rigs that barrel along
it doesn’t feel right but it doesn’t feel wrong
i cook in the prison at mahwah by day
i boil red meat until it all turns gray
i look in the eyes of the cons on line
nothing to choose between theirs and mine
my baby took off maybe a year ago now
they say i should find her but i wouldn’t know how
between you and me i think she was right
sometimes you just gotta fade into the night
so i drive out again to the top of the hill
in spite of the highway the night’s so still
i don’t know what my life is, a killer once said
i just know there’s this pounding in the back of my head
i don’t know what my life is, a killer once said
i just know there’s this pounding in the back of my head

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2 Responses to Man On Fire Lyrics

  1. Jonah Falcon says:

    Hey, you haven’t updated your site in 4 years, so I don’t know if you will read this, but watched Citizen X yet again. Hope to meet sometime – will be in LA in June.

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