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Artist: Brandi Carlile
Album: The Firewatcher's Daughter (2015)

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I have seen the firewatcher's daughter
Watching fires burn from smoke to black
There's nothing she won't burn
From styrofoam to urns, to someone else's ashes in a sack.

You can scorch the metal, you can even melt the glass
You can pass the time here, fire lives into the past
An all-consuming flame, that refines and new begins
It'll take your family heirlooms, but it can take your darkest sins.

It's a good ol' bedtime story, give you nightmares 'til you die
And the ones that love to tell it, hide the mischief in their eyes
Condemn their sons to hades
And gehenna is full of guys, alive and well
But there ain't no hell for a firewatcher's daughter.

We exorcise the demons of the things we used to know
The gnashing of the teeth become the remnants of our homes
We think we're moving on, from materials we long
To forget we ever sold our souls to own.

There's a chilling absolution that we're given at our birth
A powerful delusion and a plague upon the earth
But nothing scares me more
Than the stranger at my door
Who I fail to give shelter, time, and worth.

It's a good ol' bedtime story, give you nightmares 'til you die
And the ones that love to tell it, hide the mischief in their eyes
Condemn their sons to hades
And gehenna is full of guys, alive and well
But there ain't no hell for a firewatcher's daughter.











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This song is part of album 'The Firewatcher's Daughter'
The Firewatcher's Daughter lyrics Album: The Firewatcher's Daughter
Artist: Brandi Carlile
Release: (2015)
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