LYRIC

Burn It Out

Aimee Mann

You know the secrets that live in fire
What is the promise that flames inspire?
Can you just burn it out?
Shadows and memories that won’t stay put
Can you redact them with ash and soot?
Can you just burn it out?

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Can you just burn it out?
So thoroughly
You’ll never see
A trace of yourself in the spark
Can you just burn it out?
‘Til it’s dark

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Ghostly intruders who storm the moat
Black-booted looters lay knife to throat
Can you just burn that out?
All of the shame that was yours to bear
Will it ignite like a signal flare
Can you just burn it out?

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Can you just burn it out?
So thoroughly
You’ll never see
A person who once had a name
Can you just burn it out?
With a flame

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Spirits and specters that live in the sulphur streams
Find their redemption in charcoal dreams

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Can you just burn it out?
So thoroughly
You’ll never see
A trace of yourself in the coal
Can you just burn it out?
Of your soul

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