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Firewood (The Piano's Not Firewoood Yet)

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"Piano is not firewood yet.

They try to remember,

but still they forget

that the heart beats in threes

just like a waltz

and nothing can stop you from

dancing.

Rise from the cold

hospital bed.

You're not dying!

Everyone knows

you're going to live

So you might as well start

Trying.

Piano is not firewood yet,

but the cold does get cold,

so they soon might forget.

I'll take it apart,

call all my friends

and we'll warm up our hands

by the fire.

Don't look so shocked,

don't judge so harsh.

You don't know,

you were only spying.

Everyone knows

it's going to hurt

but at least

we'll give her a trying.

Piano is not firewood yet.

But the heart can't be helped,

and it gathers regret.

Someday you'll wake up

and feel great pain

and you'll miss every toy

you've ever had.

You'll want to go back

You'll wish you were small

Nothing will console your crying.

You'll take the clock off of your wall

And you'll wish that it was lying.

Love what you have

and you'll have more love

You're not dying.

Everyone knows

You're going to love

Though there's still

a cure for crying."

Pleeaasse, post interpretations! i'm dying to hear what everyone thinks!

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"Piano is not firewood yet.

They try to remember,

but still they forget

that the heart beats in threes

just like a waltz

and nothing can stop you from

dancing.

Rise from the cold

hospital bed.

You're not dying!

Everyone knows

you're going to live

So you might as well start

Trying.

Piano is not firewood yet,

but the cold does get cold,

so they soon might forget.

I'll take it apart,

call all my friends

and we'll warm up our hands

by the fire.

Don't look so shocked,

don't judge so harsh.

You don't know,

you were only spying.

Everyone knows

it's going to hurt

but at least

we'll give her a trying.

Piano is not firewood yet.

But the heart can't be helped,

and it gathers regret.

Someday you'll wake up

and feel great pain

and you'll miss every toy

you've ever had.

You'll want to go back

You'll wish you were small

Nothing will console your crying.

You'll take the clock off of your wall

And you'll wish that it was lying.

Love what you have

and you'll have more love

You're not dying.

Everyone knows

You're going to love

Though there's still

a cure for crying."

Pleeaasse, post interpretations! i'm dying to hear what everyone thinks!

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She is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. In fact, I'm having trouble ripping my eyes off the genius that is the lyrics of this song and going to actually listen to it.

Pretty good interpretation, I think. It's not like anybody knew Regina was brilliant.

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Edit: I mistyped when I posted the lyrics in another thread. The line is "Someday you'll wake up/ and feel great pain."

Anyway, to me this song falls under the "On the Radio" category of "songs about living your life." It speaks to a few key ideas we all encounter at some point: making a sacrifice for one's own survival (burning the piano for warmth), accepting the passage of time and mortality (wanting to go back) but knowing your own power to transcend it (taking the clock off the wall), and the immortal power of love ("you'll have your love; you're not dying.")

Someone else can pick this up from there.

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quote:
Originally posted by Anthony Minsky:

I love the extra strange piano part when she's not singing. It's so different and creative. Just out there. Just like our Regina. Smiler

HAHA I agree with you 100% again Tony. Smiler

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