Down in Flames

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Semisonic is an American alternative rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1995. The band has three members: Dan Wilson (lead vocals, guitar), John Munson (bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboard), and Jacob Slichter (drums, percussion, keyboard). They are best known for their late 1990s hit … more »

It's not the pain I'm used to it
I'ts feeling like I'm already dead
I see from the ceiling a misty spirit
 Rising from a place in my head

And I never even get to go down
Down in flames 

I said friend you have a life to see
Why do you scare me so?
All the suffering's a mystery to me
I can't even pretend to know

So you'll never even get to go down
Down in flames 

We had plans to explore the stars 
Be rejected by stage door guards  Mining for gold as the time unreels 
Not stifling behind suburban wheels
Not stifling behind suburban wheels

The plan was too burn up when the air was clear 
We'd all wear our visors down
An arcwelder spark in the atmosphere 
Not this man-sized hole in the ground 

Now your father's face is frozen between anger and tears 
Your mother's hair's amazingly gray
And I'm seeing these friends for the first time in years 
It's icicle reunion day

And you never even got to go down
Down in flames 
You never even got to go down
Down in flames.

Written by: DAN WILSON

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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