Oh darling let's burn it to the ground
I know it won't stand when the trumpets sound
We got no idea what we're talking about
Don't say tell me that you love me
Let's just burn it to the ground


I tend to fall in love in winter
Whenever the winds blow particularly cold
And I've got no one to hold
I fall in love
Too often too quickly
And never really thinking about the consequences
See I never figure in the fall out

I fail to consider the power of those
Eight letters
Three words
Once heard hearts open
And it's hard to close those heavy doors once more
Love without the follow through is really the worst four letter word

But I say it anyway
Because I take validation anyway I can get it
Even if I gotta take it
Even if I gotta fake it
Even if I don't know I never meant it 
Until it's too late to turn back
I love you is a command to set fire to ships and bridges

Oh darling let's burn it to the ground
I know it won't stand when the trumpets sound
We got no idea what we're talking about
Don't say tell me that you love me
Let's just burn it to the ground


If I would just wait a little longer
Maybe I fall in love for real
Not settle for cheap knock offs
But over the years I think I forgot 
What I was waiting for in the first place
And I need you to remind me

Be Thou my vision
Inform my decision to stay and settle
Or press on, holding on to hope I hope I still hold in my heart
Be Thou my provision
For this wandering in wilderness
Be Thou my North Star
Bright and shining still in my mo(u)rning
Even when I leave you, love never left me
And if you let me I'll burn these gold statues to the ground
And not turn around
Saving me from salt pillars and peril
Command me to set fire to these ships and bridges

Oh darling let's burn it to the ground
I know it won't stand when the trumpets sound
We got no idea what we're talking about
Don't say tell me that you love me
Let's just burn it to the ground


We run, to and from
What hurts us, what makes us whole
Retrospectively I realize it's respectively
And I repent from poisoning my own wells
But maybe we can still grow a garden in this graveyard that we dig and will fill ourselves
We can be Phoenixes and I am too
Every time I set fire to these ships and bridges
And I'll be free
If I ever learn to stop rebuilding them
I believe there's a better bridge for me
And every time I try to burn it down it still stands 
And still commands me to set fire to my own sinking ships and broken bridges
And as soon as I stop fighting and finally fall in love I will
But I'm discovering that love is more like fighting for than feeling
So I'll stop waiting 
Because love is much more about taking torches to 
Set fire to my own sinking ships and broken bridges