This Is How We Burn

Can you see your hopes, your dreams
Circumscribed by destiny
It’s true, we know it, you and I
Your ship can’t sail when the lake is dry
It’s just your life, they say, so don’t try

Our deaths are written on the little white cards
But they don’t say nothing ‘bout the stories and scars

So this
This is how we burn
This is how we burn down to make them see who we are

[lost]

Everyone says that they’ve never been wrong
But the last note doesn’t represent the whole song

And this
This is how we burn
This is how we burn down to make them see who we are

Rising higher
And higher
Burning up up up until we’ve left it all behind
In the sky there’s
No more fire
And it’s enough-nough-nough to know that we’ll be fine

Cause this
This is how we burn
This is how we burn down to make them see who we are

Hold for re-entry
This is how we burn
This is how we burn down to make them see who we are

Perhaps appropriately for this song, I managed to delete both my local and remote copies a few days later. I found a backup, but most of the second verse is gone. That’s that, I guess.

Part of Poem-a-Day 2013. Title donated by Flora L.