I saw you standing alone
I wondered if you wanted what you owned
Your magic ladders in the sky
Tie you to the place where angels fight

In the circle of fire
Circle of fire

Our madness envy and desire
Ring you with an unforgiving fire
You love them with a burning soul
By the time he sold the ashes they were cold

In the circle of fire
Circle of fire

Fingers crying for you
Sleeping on your doorstep for the proof
We love ghosts we want to see through
The blood and bones that hide us from the truth

In the circle of fire
Circle of fire

You circle the city from the sky
Watching children swallowing your lies
It breaks you but you will never fall
You've learned that love is greater than it all

In the circle of fire
Circle of fire

Sam Phillips - Circle of Fire lyrics meaning

Meaning

On Circle of Fire, Sam Phillips confronts organized religion with stinging accusations.

Phillips has come a long way from humble Christian music beginnings, which is what makes “Circle of Fire” so wonderful. This isn’t some naive young girl who dutifully attended church each Sunday. This is someone who lived the hypocrisy, who suffered through the constrictions and saw the exclusivity. This is someone who moved past all of that and channeled her anger into one of the best pop records of the 90s (it was nominated for female rock vocal - 1995).

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