Pyro Sets a Wildfire

from the album "Zoom Daddy"

Words by Terry Taylor, Music by Terry Taylor, David Raven and Tim Chandler
©1988 Broken Songs

i never meant to trip the minefield hidden here in paradise
(put stink weed in the bouquet)
i never meant to fire a lethal weapon or to terrorize
(put poison in the buffet)

(if) i played my roll as dipolomat
you knew it wasnít just an act
i couldnít stand to stand in back
a faded little wallflower
iíve maybe taken too much on
naivetť and youth is gone
but at least the juice is still turned on
iím dancing on a live wire
iíve summoned up a thunder cloud
but i always meant to do you proud
still certain things are not allowed
like setting off a wildfire
wildfire

yeah yeah yeah yeah Ö uh huh Ö

i never meant to cut my tender fingers on your angel hair
(put the sawdust in the gas tank)
i never meant to hide tacks in the cushion of your mercy chair
(make a brother walk the gangplank)

(if) i played my roll as diplomat
you knew it wasnít just an act
i couldnít stand to stand in back
a faded little wallflower
iíve maybe taken too much on
naivetť and youth is gone
but at least the juice is still turned on
iím dancing on a live wire
iíve summoned up a thunder cloud
but i always meant to do you proud
still certain things are not allowed
like setting off a wildfire
wildfire

i never meant to do you wrong
(i never meant to trip the minefield hidden here in paradise)
i never meant to cause anybodyís harm
(i never meant to fire a lethal weapon or to terrorize)
i never meant to cause you any pain
(i never meant to cut my tender fingers on your angel hair)
i never meant to bring you any shame
(i never meant to hide tacks in the cushion of your mercy chair)

(if) i played my roll as diplomat
you knew it wasnít just an act
i couldnít stand to stand in back
a faded little wallflower
iíve maybe taken too much on
naivetť and youth is gone
but at least the juice is still turned on
iím dancing on a live wire
iíve summoned up a thunder cloud
but i always meant to do you proud
still certain things are not allowed
like setting off a wildfire
wildfireÖ