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Putting Out Fires

from Like Clockwork by Color Theory



Putting out fires
No time for today
It’s already over
Notes on the desk
Frenzied notes on the door
Forget the reminder
Remember the forgotten
Frantic crescendo
A contained scream
Hysteria hold it down
Burning in my stomach

I wonder what will I do when the fires die out?
Will I smolder and disappear?
I was designed by the fires
Am defined by the fires
Have the burns become too severe?

Putting out fires
The forward momentum
Pushes and crushes
Presses me onward
Into tomorrow
Without a glance backwards
My inertia overcome
My senses overpowered
Can’t keep track of
Everything that must be done
Sooner than yesterday

The clock is my worst enemy
The pounding eats away at me
It never stops
It never stops
This burning in my stomach.


from Like Clockwork, released August 3, 2001


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