I'd Rather Burn

from by Benton Leachman

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lyrics

We fell hard as a setting sun
Honey, it took a while,
But our day is gone
Our day is done

It was once bitten twice shy
Twice bitten goodbye
But maybe I'll give it one more try
Before i sleep in this cold bed

I’d rather burn,
I wanna feel again
I’d rather stir the coals in your dark heart
Than feel this cold within
I’m damned if I still love you
And I’m damned if I don’t learn,
But I’d rather burn
I’d rather burn

Funny how a flame is such a fickle friend
Too close and its too bright to see
Too far you’re in the dark again

And darlin’ you are still my fire
All my hopes, all my desires
And I’ll run blind through mines and wires
If you’ll just take my hand

We fell hard as a setting sun
Baby it took a while,
But our day is gone
Our day is done
But tomorrow comes
When the morning comes

We’ll burn
Yeah we’ll feel again
We’ll stir the flames in your dark heart and melt the ice within
I’ll love that I still love you
I know I’ll never learn
I’d rather burn
I’d rather burn

credits

from Bury The Hatchet, released January 25, 2015
Cowrite: Phlip Coggins

Harmonies: Ellen O'Meara and Lora Markham

Guitars: Brian McRae

Drums: Brian McRae

Bass: Brian McRae

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Benton Leachman Lubbock, Texas

Benton Leachman is a young Texas songwriter with one full-length album under his belt. Released in January of 2015, Leachman’s debut album is entitled “Bury The Hatchet”. He attempts to tackle dark and complex romantic relationships and mature emotions in a way that you might not expect from a songwriter with only 24 years of life experience. ... more

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