Burn in the Fire

are you a catcher of the song
or do you hold your heroes far too long
are you a helpless little man
or is the a fire in your hand

well the flame don’t cast a shadow when it burns
and the shame don’t pass for shallow when it churns
and you make the heart hallowed when you learn

you wanna shine brighter
if you wanna shine brighter
you’re gonna have to burn in the fire
if you wanna climb higher
you’re gonna have to burn in the fire

how many secrets can you hold
before you know your story must be told
are you a tired little girl
or have you yet to light the world

well the earth don’t feel the tremble when it turns
but the ash might turn to ember when it yearns
you can carry what you kindle when you learn

so if you wanna shine brighter
you’re gonna have to burn in the fire
if you wanna climb higher
you’re gonna have to burn in the fire