i’m building a fire lyrics – benjamin gibbard

i’m building a fire to keep you warm long after i retire
’cause this body is bound to expire tonight

the embers will grow and remind you what you already know
that the night is only a temporary absence of light

in the morning you’ll wake with the ashes of a memory
and the sun on your face and i will not seem so far away

arise, you’re alive

/ benjamin gibbard lyrics