Starting a Fire

The road to this destruction
Was paved with no intentions
And as the smoke fills up your lungs
You wonder why you didn't run
Burning what's good
Burning what's fake
We all need a change
So let the flames rage
I lit just one match
To see what would burn
And what would stay

I bring out the worst
I bring out the truth
Your panic helps nothing
In the end, you will lose
Strike all the matches
Let the flames ignite
Stay far away because
We're burning beauty by night

A touch of evil
And a dash of ashes
Smother the hope
And see which heart beats fastest
It burns you to the core
It burns off your disguise
But, baby, don't give me your heart
Because I'll only smile
If you burn alive

I bring out the worst
I bring out the truth
Your panic helps nothing
In the end, you will lose
Strike all the matches
Let the flames ignite
Stay far away because
We're burning beauty by night

I realize that I fed the fire
That withered away the flowers
And chased away the sun
But, honey, I have to admit
I just find it lovely when
All of the masks are gone

I bring out the worst
I bring out the truth
Your panic helps nothing
In the end, you will lose
Strike all the matches
Let the flames ignite
Stay far away because
We're burning beauty by night

Stay far away
We're burning beauty by night
Keep your distance
Let the flames ignite