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Stop, Drop, and Roll

Stop, Drop, and Roll coverWords and music by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers Because the spark falls The wires are crossing And the heat is thick Your mind is tossing You’re alone, awake A figure on the fray Because the smoke rolls A slow train coming And you can’t recall When you left home and In the room the lines Are blurring into gray One small window swollen tight Can’t crack open to the night You feel the singe, the choking air No more wondering when or where You’ve got to stop, drop, and roll That’s all Because the flame licks The paint is peeling And you can’t escape The headlong feeling Of the tick, the tock The chances slipping away Because you bang and bang And bang your fist Against the wall and still The hard resistance And there’s not a dent You can make today One small window, can’t jump down Too far distant from solid ground You feel the singe, the choking air No more wondering when or where You’ve got to stop, drop, and roll That’s all Because the spark falls The wires are crossing And the flame licks Your mind is tossing And the tick, the tock The chances slipping away Because you give until There is no giving And you lose the life Inside the living And there’s not a shred Of reason to delay One small break and you roll on through You choose the exit that chooses you When you do the thing you do not dare You find yourself in the clearing air You just stop, drop, and roll That’s all  

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