• Artist: Stephen Rippy
  • Title: Air on Fire
  • Genre: Easy Listening, Pop - Adult Contemporary
  • Mood: Down/Dark/Melancholic
  • Speed: Medium Fast (95-130)
  • Instruments: Electronic Sounds/Noises, Textures/pads, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Electric Guitar (Clean, Overdriven), Loops/Samples, Keyboards/Organs
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 10/18/2011
  • Lyric themes: Frustration, Political Criticism, Politics, Pessimism
  • Lyrics: The blessing and the curse Of living in interesting times Something’s wrong, something’s wrong With the thinking For better or for worse This is an impossible climb Can it fly? Can it fly? Feels like sinking Hope the landing’s soft Can hardly stay aloft With the air on fire Next to a monolith Of messages meant to malign Who are you? Who are you To raise your hand? Like running a race With a parachute opened behind Can’t move on, can’t move on Past where you stand Winded from it all It’s hard to breathe or call With the air on fire Don’t mind the drinking, baby It’s not a permanent thing Climb down to this mood with me And we’ll ride out the swing Tough to know where we are When everything is a crisis Magnified, magnified Out of balance Who thought we’d go so far, Left to our own devices? Burning off, burning off Time and talent It’s a national bruise Addicted to bad news Now the air’s on fire Can’t catch a breath with the air on fire (A million points, a thousand days That could have gone a different way)
  • Keywords: sad, Guitar, Organic

About Stephen Rippy

Stephen Rippy

Plano, TX United States

Stephen Rippy

Stephen Rippy is a Texas-based composer with nearly two decades of experience writing and recording original soundtracks for games.

Since 1997, Stephen has provided music and sound design for a wide variety of titles and platforms; notable releases include Microsoft’s "Age of Empires" series, the spin-off "Age of Mythology," and "Halo Wars," as well as free-to-play mobile apps "We Farm" and "Adventure Bay." More recently, Stephen’s score for "CastleVille" won attention for its use of a ...

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