Jack's Mannequin - Platform Fire Lyrics




Tore up like your baby blue jeans
I was stepping through a fog
Under pressure, but I'm feeling weightless
Can't let heaven's pin-stripe shooting
Leave you carrying a cross
Across the desert when you're feeling faithless
After all, this haze is only temporary
Laughter falls on deaf ears in the auditorium

Stories stacked up so tall
And you don't talk me down
You're talking me through
Bright lights, our platform fire
I'm a man on a wire
You're here for the view

Scattered in the mist, unmoving
It's getting hard for you to watch
Me under pressure when I'm feeling weightless
Up where tensions aren't computing
And where I've never fallen off
I guess I'd like to think your worry's wasted
Worry's wasted on me
After all, this haze may not be temporary
I heard you call
From the back row of the auditorium

Stories stacked up so tall
And you don't talk me down
You're talking me through
Bright lights, our platform fire
I'm a man on a wire
You're here for the view
I'm a man on a wire
You're here for the view

So tell me what you think
When you see me there
And tell me what you see
When the smoke is clear

Tore up like your baby blue jeans
I was stepping through a fog

Stories stacked up so tall
And you don't talk me down
You're talking me through
Yeah, just like you always do
Bright lights, our platform fire
I'm a man on a wire
You're here for the view
I'm a man on a wire
You're here for the view

Bright lights, our platform fire
I'm a man on a wire
You're talking me through





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Jack's Mannequin Platform Fire Comments
  1. Christopher Walken

    I'm still listening to this.

  2. Nate Nemetz

    this video delivers this story from each one of its vatnage points well

  3. John Ryan

    my favourite song on the album

  4. Melissa Tanner

    I love how almost all of your music videos are of other things besides you lip syncing :) it's beautiful

  5. Melissa Tanner

    AHHH ANDREW YOU ARE MY LIFE. i have no idea what i would do with out your music. every time i listen to bruised i literally cry. and i own all of your albums :)

  6. MacSculptor

    I'm really liking all the music videos for People and Things. They're great!

  7. Mike Roylance

    This is one of my favorite songs

  8. countingcrows123

    @BoltroBankai i dont really think of one measure of 3/4 cutting the tempo too much.. i think it compliments the chorus nicely because if everything was the same it would be boring.

  9. countingcrows123

    @BoltroBankai so am i...

  10. Sean McNair

    ANDREW MCMAHON IS A LOVELY MAN. I LOVE HIM. k thx

  11. mytubebam

    Well, it took me the whole freaking video to figure out why something was weird in this video--THEY ARE IN ENGLAND OR AUSTRALIA and he's driving on the left side of the road and on the right side of the car!! LOL. (I mean other than someone with a nose piercing using a typewriter--that's a bit different too.)

  12. maybememories

    Is it just me, or does this video have nothing to do with the song? I just don't see how it goes together.

  13. BoltroBankai

    @countingcrows123 chances are I know more than you because I'm an actual musician.

  14. countingcrows123

    @BoltroBankai i don't think you musically know what you're talking about. it's the same tempo. and if you listen it's the same exact beat as it is in the verse..

  15. Eric Oropesa

    tore up like your baby blue jeans. that line honestly always gets me.

  16. BoltroBankai

    @jamespwest523 It's really fucking annoying and it's ruined a bunch of songs, not just from Jack's Mannequin. I don't even understand why it's done. What anticipation? It's a slow song, there's no suspense to it.

  17. countingcrows123

    This song is perfect.

  18. James West

    @BoltroBankai
    really he only cuts it during the verse...and its perfect, the anticipation is exciting and fits the mood of the piece. It's not even that bad... One bar of 4, one bar of 3. Then another two bars of four.
    Really he only looses 4 beats in the entire song. twice each verse lol.

  19. BoltroBankai

    Don't like this one either.
    You just cut up the tempo too many times, it gets on my nerves! >.<

  20. 10x The King Mufasa Was

    My favorite song on the new album!

  21. wyydescreen

    chimneyswift11!!!!

  22. TitoOrrego

    Hands down, best song on the new album.

  23. TheDappleapple1

    omggg cant wait for the album to drop tomorow