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Introduction

This song is track 8 on The midsummer Station album from 2012.

This song, in my view, is about fighting depression and the need to have others in your life to make it through rough times.

The first verse is exactly how depression feels, not wanting to have to fight through another moment of life, sleep being troubled, feeling like the world is just a dangerous place with no hope.

I think The fire represents each person’s life, what you give to other people and how you shine.

It takes someone else to stoke a fire in you, but it can brighten your life unimaginably.

The line “I’m fanning the flames to climb so high because there’s no other way we can stay alive”, I think is a literal comment on dying, on committing suicide, or avoiding it by working hard to keep meaning in your life, otherwise you will crumble and have no other option.

The second verse is about how things won’t just change abruptly, days will still suck sometimes, but the encouragement to hold on to the feeling of hope and that things will get better.

Above all, even when things look bleak don’t let yourself die out.

I suppose It could also be a passion instead of a person, but whatever or whoever it is that gives your life hope and meaning, hold onto it, fight for it, and don’t try to face things alone, if you can help it.

To reach out to others is one of the most difficult things to do, especially if you are feeling down, anxious and depressed but, remember that there are always people who love you.

It was produced by Adam Young and was released on August 21, 2012

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
There were days when each hour
Was a war I fought to survive
There were nights full of nightmares
And I dreaded closing my eyes

There were skies that burst open
With a downpour to drown me alive
But the world took a spark like a match in the dark
And the fire brought me to life

[Pre-Chorus]
So I’m fanning the flames to climb so high
Because there’s no other way we can stay alive

[Chorus]
Because we’re burning bright as we all unite
And when it’s all said and done we’ll shine like the sun
So don’t let the fire die
And we’ll watch the sky as it fills with light
And though the embers are new, whatever you do
Just don’t let the fire die

[Verse 2]
And you’ll find, there’ll be mornings
When the ashes and embers are cold
But you’ll fight with a passion
And you’ll never stop cause you know
Yeah you know it gets better
And your story is yet to be told
Every push, every shove, every war, every love
Yeah the coals are beginning to glow

[Pre-Chorus]
So I’m fanning the flames to climb so high
Because there’s no other way we can stay alive

[Chorus]
Because we’re burning bright as we all unite
And when it’s all said and done we’ll shine like the sun
So don’t let the fire die
And we’ll watch the sky as it fills with light
And though the embers are new, whatever you do
Just don’t let the fire die

[Verse 3]
Don’t let the fire die
It gets better
Just don’t let the fire die, no

[Chorus]
Because we’re burning bright as we all unite
And when it’s all said and done we’ll shine like the sun
So don’t let the fire die
And we’ll watch the sky as it fills with light
And though the embers are new, whatever you do
Just don’t let the fire die

[Outro]
And though the embers are new, whatever you do
Just don’t let the fire die
Don’t let the fire die

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