(I’m Not Setting The) World On Fire

Written 1997

Tab

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world_on_fire

the couple to my left is speaking Japanese
the students sit and study in their twos and threes
while I play all these songs without an amplifier

and I’m not setting the world on fire,
I’m not setting the world on fire

I play this coffee shop for tips and one free drink, and
on nights like this, I wonder what the hell I’m thinkin’
but this room’s so live, I’ll fill it like your average choir,

and I’m not setting the world on fire,
I’m not setting the world on fire

not tonight, but I can sing a little louder than you’re talking
not tonight, I’ll just work the crowd that happens to be there,
that’s alright, ‘cause I don’t need to be a star,
I’m here for love and live, one desire
it’s not like I’m setting the world on fire, the world on fire..

well, some guy who skipped his Lithium now sings along,
and it’s impressive, ‘cause he’s never heard the song,
the suit looks up, frowns, ducks, goes back to his Esquire,

I guess I’m not setting the world on fire,
I’m not setting the world on fire

but I thank God for a couple friends who came to hear me
by 10 I’ve scared off everyone who tried to study
and when I’m done, I’ll wonder how I got so tired

’cause I’m not setting the world on fire,
I’m not setting the world on fire.. CHORUS

2 comments on “(I’m Not Setting The) World On Fire”

  1. Brad

    thanks, Lex!.. :]

    check out: this link to hear it as an a capella vocal piece! (I’m track #3) :]

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