Set the Prairie on Fire Lyrics

Shawn Colvin

publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Shawn Colvin, Elly Brown
album: Track 8 in album Fat City
release date: 1992-10-27
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length: 7:01

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Full full moon and
That same sad nature
I wanna cover every inch of you
Like ink on paper
Like the blind parade of souls
Consumed by religion
I can't wait 'til I get you
In that defenseless position

When we set the prairie on fire
Oh we go down to the water
Naked and slow
You and me
And the heart of desire
We set the prairie on fire
How hard will the wind blow
How far will it go

When the feeling burns down
To one solitary color
The velocity of longing
Melting into each other
It's a song our fingers play
All at once and together
You can bet we never learned it
But we've known it forever

Oh I dreamed that we were flying
Carried up from the ashes
Black silhouettes of velvet
Against the crimson of passion
We can almost hear the echoes
From the smoldering meadow
It's the rapture of the angels
And the rage of the devil


In the cool dusk of horses
Through the rusted wires of sleep
With our arms around midnight
We're headed for release
We go riding in the wind
We go riding in the dark
Go riding, riding


Track Listing

  • 1 Polaroids
  • 2 Tennessee
  • 3 Tenderness on the Block
  • 4 Round of Blues
  • 5 Monopoly
  • 6 Orion in the Sky
  • 7 Climb On (A Back That’s Strong)
  • 8 Set the Prairie on Fire
  • 9 Object of My Affection
  • 10 Kill the Messenger
  • 11 I Don’t Know Why