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Bastille - Things We Lost in the Fire

Things we lost to the flames
Things we'll never see again
All that we've amassed
Sits before us, shattered into ash

These are the things, the things we lost
The things we lost in the fire fire fire
These are the things, the things we lost
The things we lost in the fire fire fire

We sat and made a list
Of all the things that we have
Down the backs of table tops
Ticket stubs and your diaries
I read them all one day
When loneliness came and you were away
Oh they told me nothing new,
But I love to read the words you used

These are the things, the things we lost
The things we lost in the fire fire fire
These are the things, the things we lost
The things we lost in the fire fire fire

Oh, oh,

I was the match and you were the rock
Maybe we started this fire
We sat apart and watched
All we had burned on the pyre

(You said) we were born with nothing
And we sure as hell have nothing now
(We said) we were born with nothing
And we sure as hell have nothing now

These are the things, the things we lost
The things we lost in the fire fire fire
These are the things, the things we lost
The things we lost in the fire fire fire

Do you understand that we, will,
Never be the same again?
Do you understand that we, will,
Never be the same again?

The future's in our hands and we will,
Never be the same again!
The future's in our hands and we will,
Never be the same again!

These are the things, the things we lost,
The things we lost in the fire, fire, fire
These are the things, the things we lost,
The things we lost in the fire, fire, fire,
These are the things, the things we lost,
The things we lost in the fire, fire, fire,

Oh, oh,

Flames they licked the walls
Tenderly they turned to dust all that I adore

“Things We Lost in the Fire” is the first song that Dan Smith wrote for Bastille as he revealed to Sophie Eggleton. In MetroLyrics’s song explanation series, Dan explains what the song is about: "I think a lot of the songs on the album are kind of a big mash of things I’ve been reading or thinking about. And I think “Things We Lost In The Fire” – there’s sort of parts of it that come from real life. I think I got the idea while I was at university and I was chatting with one of my friend – and you know, you’re new to the uni and you’ve new friends and you have to find out all about their lives and before. This girl was saying that when she was a kid her family’s house had burned down and they lost everything. And I guess, things like house fires, you just don’t – it’s a thing that happens – but, I guess, not many people know anyone who that’s happened to. I was just mad hearing about it, ‘cause I think it’s fascinating how through life we accumulate stuff and all these kind of physical memories of all the things we’ve done. And the idea of losing all of that in one big blow, I guess would be crazy – it just seemed like a perfect metaphor for the end of a relationship." The track was released digitally on August 23, 2013, and physically on August 26, 2013. However, it was also featured on their "Laura Palmer" EP, which was self-released on July 4, 2011. The music video for “Things We Lost In The Fire” was released on July 13, 2013. It was shot in Kėdainiai, Lithuania, and directed by Naor Aloni. Bastille has explained its inspiration as follows: "I think I got the idea while I was at university and I was chatting with one of my friend… This girl was saying that when she was a kid her family’s house had burned down and they lost everything." Overall, the song is about those things that you loose along the journey of life, which the band assimilates to loosing prized possessions in a house fire. For more details read the other annotations.

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