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AHA! 612 | TJ Foster: "Fire Away"

Have you ever died and lived to tell about it? Singer/songwriter TJ Foster has, and he wrote a song about it too. Hear TJ Foster, from E.R.I.E, sing "Fire Away" TONIGHT on AHA! A House for Arts.

AIRED: September 09, 2020 | 0:04:20
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TRANSCRIPT

All right, this is gonna be my last song.

It's called Fire Away.

It's the first track of our debut LP.

This song's about a time I collapsed on the bathroom floor

and was legally dead for 15 seconds.

It's very uplifting.

(uplifting guitar tune)

♪ Last year was a car crash for the ages ♪

♪ For 15 seconds I was dead ♪

♪ Sprawled down on the floor ♪

♪ And you were calling for me, deeply ♪

♪ Oh I hope I never feel that way again ♪

♪ I know I shouldn't care ♪

♪ But there's a fire in my bones ♪

♪ And I'm gonna let it burn ♪

♪ Make it if I try and I'll fake if I don't ♪

♪ I don't ♪

♪ So fire away ♪

♪ Fire away ♪

♪ Last year I couldn't quiet down all the voices ♪

♪ Guess I'll take my pills and stay afloat ♪

♪ I'm so ashamed I've become complacent ♪

♪ I'd change it, but ah ♪

♪ Who's got the time to turn it around ♪

♪ You told me once a song couldn't change anything ♪

♪ I respectfully disagree ♪

♪ Life ain't always so black and white, old man ♪

♪ I promise you that ♪

♪ Me, I'll never be satisfied that way ♪

♪ I know I shouldn't care ♪

♪ But there's a fire in my bones ♪

♪ And I'm gonna let it burn ♪

♪ I'll make it if I try and I'll fake it if I don't ♪

♪ I don't ♪

♪ So fire away ♪

♪ Fire away ♪

♪ Fire ♪

♪ Last year was a car crash for the ages ♪

♪ For 48 hours I was done ♪

♪ I'm afraid my foundation's crumbling ♪

♪ Like California with a terrible view ♪

♪ I'm flesh and blood but I'm telling you I'm a ♪

♪ Piece of work and I'm coming undone ♪

♪ I don't wanna be the way I am ♪

♪ I know I shouldn't care ♪

♪ But there's a fire in my bones ♪

♪ And I'm gonna let it burn ♪

♪ The future is a ghost ♪

♪ It'll haunt you till you die ♪

♪ You die, you die, you die ♪

♪ Fire away ♪

♪ Fire way ♪

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