The Fire

from by Scott Reu

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2011. When I play this track, people ask me whether my house burned down, and I tell them, "no."


How jealously I guarded you
in the waning dusk of something beautiful.
We sat in the desert and painted lines
and waited for the sky to kiss us dry.

The house we broke into and stayed in for the night
devoured our hopes like ten thousand termites.
That night, you hatched a plan to walk out the door.
I slept while you poured gasoline on the floor.

I'm lying here in a cold sweat
but I can't drag myself from the bed just yet.
Nothing sticks in my craw quite like stale blood,
and this whole place is drenched in it.
Bring on the flood.

How fitting it was that my earthly desires
were there with the albums we lost in the fire.
I long to dream of where we sat
in photos where we did just that,

I'm lying here in a cold sweat
the ashes from your cigarette
burned up all the alcohol left in my blood.
I'm gonna haunt you forever.
Bring on the flood.


from Little Bird, released November 16, 2018
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar: Scott Reu
Vocals, Electric Bass: James Riotto
Surdo, Tambourine: James Slota


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Scott Reu has been making original music since 2008. In 2018, Scott released a new album under the musical nom de guerre "Haunted Horse."

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