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Fire Of Heaven / Altar Of Earth
Matisyahu Lyrics


Fire descends on high in the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride and ride on to Mount Zion

Fire descends on high in the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride and ride on to Mount Zion

Rub me the wrong way, taking the highway
Rubbing sticks together but your fire's man-made
Capitalize on hot air, soar like an airplane
Yearn to rise in the sky quick high like cocaine
False pride is suicide but you've got nothing to gain
Babylon's buildings raise like flames
Drowning in their champagne
Explosion pulled the pin in the hand grenade
Soul stain blowing up
In your own domain
Fire crackers ooh and aah
But they never maintain

Fires burning
Flames are dancing
Don't burn the house down
Heavenly fire only resides on an altar made from the ground

Fire descends from on high in the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride and ride on to Mount Zion

Fire descends on high in the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride and ride on to Mount Zion

One pair of eyes
But see two different things
One person cries but the other one sings
You walk around like everybody owes you something
Take what you get, thank God for all that life brings
The poor man has it all but not content with anything
While the rich man's hands are empty but he's sitting like a king

Fires burning
Flames are dancing
Don't burn the house down
Heavenly fire only resides on an altar made from the ground

Backpacks's getting heavy, moving at a steady pace
Carryin' bricks on your shoulders and lead around your waist
Making way, run in haste
There is no time to taste what you ate
We should be grateful Got a plateful
Fire burns like ice morsels falling fire like rain

Fire descends on high in the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride and ride on to Mount Zion

Fire descends on high in the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride and ride on to Mount Zion

Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: JOSHUA WERNER, MATTHEW MILLER

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Monica Lopez King

Fire descends from on high
In the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride
And ride on to Mount Zion

Fire descends from on high
In the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride
And ride on to Mount Zion

Rub me the wrong way, taking the highway
Rubbing sticks together but your fire's man-made
Capitalize on hot air, soar like an airplane
Yearn to rise in the sky quick high like cocaine
False pride is suicide but you've got nothing to gain

Babylon's buildings raise like flames
Drowning in their champagne, explosion
Pull the pin in the hand grenade
Soul stain blowing up in your own domain
Fire crackers ooh and ah but they never maintain

Fires burning, flames are dancing
Don't burn the house down
Heavenly fire only resides
On an altar made from the ground

Fire descends from on high
In the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride
And ride on to Mount Zion

Fire descends from on high
In the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride
And ride on to Mount Zion

One pair of eyes but see two different things
One person cries while the other one sings
Walk around like everybody owes you something
Take what you got thank God for all that life brings

The poor man has it all
But not content with anything
While the rich man's hands are empty
But he's sitting like a king

Fires burning, flames are dancing
Don't burn the house down
Heavenly fire only resides
On an altar made from the ground

Backpack's getting heavy
Moving at a steady pace
Carrying bricks on your shoulders
And lead around your waist

Making way, run in haste
There is no time to taste what you ate
We should be grateful, got a plateful
Fire burns like ice morsels falling fire like rain

Fire descends from on high
In the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride
And ride on to Mount Zion

Fire descends from on high
In the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride
And ride on to Mount Zion

You should be more subtle
You could keep your hustle
Keep your laugh and keep your shuffle
Flashing muscle, brass knuckle
Bust your bubble, going pop
Take of the muzzle

Hate to ruffle feathers, making brothers struggle
Through the rough old concrete jungle
Briskan Brussells step and shuffle
Stumble into trouble, spirit rumble in the temple

Mumble nothing, you should be more humble
In the continental all your bluff
You're puffin smoke, it's fundamental
In this ocean you're a pebble

Fires burning, flames are dancing
Don't burn the house down
Heavenly fire only resides
On an altar made from the ground



Andy Gabe

Fire descends from on high in the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride and ride on Mount Zion
Fire descends from on high in the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride and ride on Mount Zion

Rub me the wrong way, taking the highway
Rubbing sticks together but your fire's man-made
Capitalize on hot air, soar like an airplane
Yearn to rise in the sky quick high like cocaine
False pride is suicide but you've got nothing to gain
Babylon's buildings raise like flames
Drowning in their champagne
Explosion pulled the pin in the hand grenade
Soul stain blowing up
In your own domain
Fire crackers ohh and aah
But they never maintain

Fires burning
Flames are dancing
Don't burn the house down Lord
Heavenly fire only resides on an alter made from the ground

Fire descends on high in the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride and ride on to Mount Zion
Fire descends from on high in the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride and ride on Mount Zion

One pair of eyes
But see two different things
One person cries but the other one sings
You walk around like everybody owes ya something
Take what you got, thank God for all that life brings
The poor man has it all but not content with anything

While the rich man's hands are empty but he's sitting like a king

Fires burning
Flames are dancing
Don't burn the house down Lord
Heavenly fire only resides on an alter made from the ground

Backpack's getting heavy, moving at a steady pace
Carrying bricks on your shoulders and lead around your waist
Making way, run in haste
There is no time to taste what you ate
WE should be grateful got a plateful
Fire burns like ice morsels falling fire like rain

Fire descends on high in the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride and ride on to Mount Zion
Fire descends from on high in the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride and ride on Mount Zion

You should be more subtle
You could keep your hustle
Keep your laughing
Keep your chuckle
Flashing muscle brass knuckle
Bust your bubble gum pop
Take off the muzzle
Hate to ruffle feathers
Breaking Brother's
Struggle through the rubble
Concrete jungle
Brisk and brustle
Slip and shuffle
Stumble into trouble
Spirit rumble in the temple
Mumble nothing
You should be more humble
In the continental call your bluff
Your puffin' smoke is fundamental
In this ocean you're a pebble



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F off tosser

Still slapping hard over a decade later 🔥🗿

Dee Cee

I first head this song around 8th grade year, and I honestly couldn't understand what he was saying. I bought his "Youth" album from Target, and it included the lyrics to his songs. Long story short, I read the lyrics, and I was blown away. He's truly a great artist. Just thought I'd share that [:

Monica Lopez King

Fire descends from on high
In the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride
And ride on to Mount Zion

Fire descends from on high
In the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride
And ride on to Mount Zion

Rub me the wrong way, taking the highway
Rubbing sticks together but your fire's man-made
Capitalize on hot air, soar like an airplane
Yearn to rise in the sky quick high like cocaine
False pride is suicide but you've got nothing to gain

Babylon's buildings raise like flames
Drowning in their champagne, explosion
Pull the pin in the hand grenade
Soul stain blowing up in your own domain
Fire crackers ooh and ah but they never maintain

Fires burning, flames are dancing
Don't burn the house down
Heavenly fire only resides
On an altar made from the ground

Fire descends from on high
In the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride
And ride on to Mount Zion

Fire descends from on high
In the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride
And ride on to Mount Zion

One pair of eyes but see two different things
One person cries while the other one sings
Walk around like everybody owes you something
Take what you got thank God for all that life brings

The poor man has it all
But not content with anything
While the rich man's hands are empty
But he's sitting like a king

Fires burning, flames are dancing
Don't burn the house down
Heavenly fire only resides
On an altar made from the ground

Backpack's getting heavy
Moving at a steady pace
Carrying bricks on your shoulders
And lead around your waist

Making way, run in haste
There is no time to taste what you ate
We should be grateful, got a plateful
Fire burns like ice morsels falling fire like rain

Fire descends from on high
In the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride
And ride on to Mount Zion

Fire descends from on high
In the shape of a lion
Burn the sacrifice of pride
And ride on to Mount Zion

You should be more subtle
You could keep your hustle
Keep your laugh and keep your shuffle
Flashing muscle, brass knuckle
Bust your bubble, going pop
Take of the muzzle

Hate to ruffle feathers, making brothers struggle
Through the rough old concrete jungle
Briskan Brussells step and shuffle
Stumble into trouble, spirit rumble in the temple

Mumble nothing, you should be more humble
In the continental all your bluff
You're puffin smoke, it's fundamental
In this ocean you're a pebble

Fires burning, flames are dancing
Don't burn the house down
Heavenly fire only resides
On an altar made from the ground

skateMNvx1000

The righteous and faithful will abide in the holy fire of Yah forever! Amen.

The Trance Cartel

When I heard that opening, I knew this was going to be a great album

Dunk Cards

This song means a lot to me. My old YouTube acct was deleted so I want to come back and document this on this song.

When I was 17 yrs old, all of us turning 18, my best friend Joshua Cockerel introduced our group of friends to Matisyahu. We all were listening to him for a month or 2 when my best friend died. His GF of 6 yrs broke up with him and started dating a guy he didnt get along with out of spite. To manage the pain he was feeling, he drank some beers and popped some Xanax. He passed out while smoking a cigarette in a recliner in his bedroom downstairs in his finished basement. He woke up and didnt realize the cigarette fell into the recliner and was still burning. He went upstairs to his livingroom to watch TV cuz his basement had no cable TV and he passed out again. While asleep upstairs, the fire spread from the recliner to the wall and upstairsof the house. He was breathing in smoke the whole time unaware as he slept. The fire came out of the roof and neighbora called the fire dept. Once firefighters showed up and knocked the front door down, they saw Josh crawling on the floor towards the front door. He crawled 3 times and collapsed right as the Firefighter got to him and dragged him out of the house. They tried to revive him but Josh passed away due to smoke inhalation. He didnt burn up cuz the fire never made it to where he was, but the smoke took his life.
We played this song and all Matisyahu continuously in memory of Josh, even at his funeral. Matisyahu holds a place in my heart that always reminds me of my best friend i lost. And still brings tears to my eyes when i hear "FIRES BURNING.....FLAMES ARE DANCING DONT BURN THE HOUSE DOWN....HEAVENLY FIRE 🔥 ONLY RESIDES ON AN ALTER MADE FROM THE GROUND"
It was definitely a Heavenly Fire that took my friends life and sent him to heaven. Its been 17 yrs and i still listen to remember him. This brings back all the great memories....and the bad memories from that rough time. His death, his funeral, his mother at that time, us teenagers helping clean out the house, having to carry out the charred recliner that started the fire, his entire room covered in black soot.
We found a notebook in his closet that he used as a journal. Skimming through it we found a page referring to me. He wrote how much he loved me and how I was the best friend a man could ever ask for. And how he should tell me cuz he never put it into words and let me know how much i really meant to him and how much he loved me. It touched my soul finding this while cleaning out the house after the fire. R.I.P Joshua David Cockerel of Jeffersonville, Indiana. 1987-2006

(EDIT: None of his smoke detectors in his house worked at the time cuz all the batteries were dead. This couldve woke him up sooner and saved his life. Smoke detectors are extremely important and can be a matter of life and death. PLEASE EVERYBODY CHECK YOUR SMOKE DETECTORS AND BATTERIES REGULARLY...PLEASE. Make sure theyre working. They could save your life)

cryosteam

when I come back to this song I know God is asking for my attention because I’ve strayed far again

i2Shea

Amazing.

Ian W

FIRE BURNING, FLAMES ARE DANCING, DON'T BURN THE HOUSE DOWN... HEAVENLY FIRE ONLY RESIDES ON AN ALTER MADE FROM THE GROUND

TELL EM MATIS!!!

Dicky Dick

Truly a Gift of God !!!! Bless this beard !! Peace

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