full lyrics:


ever see a grizzly

gazin' at a brush fire

empathizin' with the embers

in a smokey ashen trance

ever catch a young cub

cross-legged front first campfire

captivated by the way

like folklore fairies those flames dance


there's mystery

deeper than caveman mythology

as difficult to put in words

as to discern

but satisfaction in the mast'ry

and witchcraftery

when you strike a match

and let your demons burn

when you strike a match

and let your demons burn


gather fistfuls of dry grass

and wayward driftwood

well as any loose debris

of nil concern

might be surprised

in back your mind

just how much kindling you'll find

there's no shortage

of expendables to spurn


every now and then

peek up at passin' astrals

even the brightest

shall one day to dark return

it's an all night long

commitment to cremation

when you pile 'em high

and let your demons burn

when you pile 'em high

and let your demons burn


so pour a cold as glacier

memory eraser

anything to lies

and twisted truths unlearn

sip it slow enough

to last til final flickers

no glow left to chance

when you let your demons burn

no glow left to chance

when you let your demons burn