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Wildfire
SBTRKT Lyrics


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I could bet all the riches that I ever had
Rushing the night like a shark, babe
Would it be bad?
If I had to set the alarm
'Cause those thrills that run up my back
You are my star
Nothing else can lead me off track

Hey, yeah
You're like a wildfire
You got me rising high
You're innocence, who's brave?
Drowning in, would you save me?
It's a crime if you don't
You'll expire, by the throat

I could bet all the riches that I ever had
Rushing the night like a shark, babe
Would it be bad?

Hey, (yeah) yeah
You're like a wildfire
You got me rising high
You're innocence, who's brave?
Drowning in, would you save me?
It's a crime if you don't
You'll expire, by the throat

You're innocence, who's brave?
Drowning in, would you save me?
It's a crime if you don't
You'll expire, by the throat

Hey, yeah
You're like a wildfire
You got me rising high
You're innocence, who's brave?
Drowning in, would you save me?
It's a crime if you don't
You'll expire, by the throat

You're innocence, who's brave?
Drowning in, would you save me?
It's a crime if you don't
You'll expire, by the throat

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to SBTRKT's song "Wildfire" explore the intense, all-consuming feelings of attraction and desire towards another person. The singer compares the force of their feelings to a wildfire, using metaphors of a shark and rushing waters to convey the intensity and unpredictability of their emotions. They express a willingness to take risks and put themselves in vulnerable situations in order to be with this person, even if it means sacrificing their own safety or well-being. The repeated refrain of "You're innocence, who's brave?" suggests that the object of their desire is perhaps more innocent or naive than the singer, and that the singer is willing to protect and guide them through the wild, chaotic landscape of their emotions.


Overall, the song seems to be both a celebration and a warning about the power of intense romantic attraction. While the singer revels in their passion and the feeling of being swept up in something bigger than themselves, they also acknowledge the potentially dangerous consequences of becoming too entangled in someone else's life. The imagery of drowning and expiring "by the throat" suggest that the singer understands the risks involved in pursuing a relationship that is both thrilling and unstable.


Line by Line Meaning

I could bet all the riches that I ever had
I'm so sure of my love for you that I could wager everything I possess


Rushing the night like a shark, babe
With passion and ferocity, I race towards you like a predatory animal in the darkness of night


Would it be bad?
Is it wrong to feel so strongly for someone like you?


If I had to set the alarm
I'm willing to inconvenience myself for you and get up early just to have more time with you


'Cause those thrills that run up my back
The excitement you bring me sends shivers down my spine


You are my star
You are the guiding light that brightens my world and makes everything clear


Nothing else can lead me off track
I'm completely focused on you and nothing can distract me from my love for you


Hey, yeah
An exclamation of excitement and joy


You're like a wildfire
You are intense, passionate, and all-consuming like a raging fire


You got me rising high
You make me feel elated and exuberant


You're innocence, who's brave?
Your naivety and purity are paradoxically matched with a bold and daring spirit


Drowning in, would you save me?
I'm overwhelmed and sometimes feel helpless in my love for you, but I trust that you'll be there to support me


It's a crime if you don't
It would be unjust and immoral if you withhold your love from me


You'll expire, by the throat
I won't be able to survive or breathe without your love and affection




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: AARON FOULDS, ERIK BODIN, FREDRIK WALLIN, HAKAN WIRENSTRAND, YUKIMI NAGANO

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@dariaivan

[Verse: Yukimi Nagano]
I could bet all of the riches that I ever had
Rushing the night like a shark, babe, would it be bad?
If I had to set the alarm 'cause of the thrills that run up my back
You are my star, nothing else can lead me off track

[Chorus: Yukimi Nagano & SBTRKT]
Hey-yeah, you're like a wildfire
You got me rising high
Your innocence, who's brave?
Drowning in, would you save me?
It's a crime, if you don't
You'll expire by the throat

[Verse: Yukimi Nagano]
I could bet all the riches that I ever had
Rushing the night like a shark, babe, would it be bad?

[Chorus: Yukimi Nagano & SBTRKT]
Hey-yeah, you're like a wildfire
You got me rising high
Your innocence, who's brave?
Drowning in, would you save me?
It's a crime, if you don't
You'll expire by the throat
Your innocence, who's brave?
Drowning in, would you save me?
It's a crime, if you don't
You'll expire by the throat
Hey-yeah, you're like a wildfire
You got me rising high
Your innocence, who's brave?
Drowning in, would you save me?
It's a crime, if you don't
You'll expire by the throat
Your innocence, who's brave?
Drowning in, would you save me?
It's a crime, if you don't
You'll expire by the throa



All comments from YouTube:

@nicolehughes5344

Who’s still listening in 2024 🔥🔥🔥

@jadendaly3650

Me

@anarchitectedepassage3759

And me...

@sugedollaz371

Me too!

@natedogg0811

Yessah

@sharmine1747

Yeaaaahhhh❤

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@Jade_jemma

I’m 34 now and if I remember rightly I think I was 22/23 years old when I first heard this, was a banger back then and still is now. Wish music like this was still made. The bloody nostalgia on this makes me wana cry being carefree having a simple life haha 😢

@darkjusticemedia5621

Music like this is definitely still made

@coltlange2894

@@darkjusticemedia5621 same i like forgot about this song till now

@AsapWave

This beat was ahead of its time 🔥.

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