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I See Fire
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I See Fire

Ed Sheeran
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Song Meaning of I See Fire by Ed Sheeran, and what it is about


It was composed especially for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), and it played during the end credits. After Katie, Jackson's daughter, recommended Sheeran, Peter Jackson, the director of The Hobbit, asked Sheeran to compose a song for the film. In a single day, Sheeran saw the movie, composed the song, and recorded the majority of the tune.


Sheeran has been devoted to Tolkien's novel for his entire life. His grandfather has a copy of the original edition. It was the first book Sheeran ever read on his own and the first book his father ever read to him.


Jackson told Sheeran to concentrate on the last ten minutes of the movie. That's what the song ought to convey. Compose a song that grabs listeners by the hand and ushers them out of Middle-earth and back into the real world." Sheeran instantly started penning the lyrics "from the perspective of being a dwarf" after capturing his emotion to seeing the movie.


Lyrics of I See Fire by Ed Sheeran


Oh, misty eye of the mountain below

Keep careful watch of my brothers' souls

And should the sky be filled with fire and smoke

Keep watching over Durin's sons

 

If this is to end in fire

Then we should all burn together

Watch the flames climb high into the night

 

Calling out father oh

Stand by and we will

Watch the flames burn auburn on

The mountain side

 

And if we should die tonight

Then we should all die together

Raise a glass of wine for the last time

 

Calling out father oh

Prepare as we will

Watch the flames burn auburn on

The mountain side

Desolation comes upon the sky

 

Now I see fire

Inside the mountain

I see fire

Burning the trees

And I see fire

Hollowing souls

I see fire

Blood in the breeze

And I hope that you remember me

 

Oh, should my people fall

Then surely I'll do the same

Confined in mountain halls

We got too close to the flame

 

Calling out father oh

Hold fast and we will

Watch the flames burn auburn on

The mountain side

Desolation comes upon the sky

 

Now I see fire

Inside the mountain

I see fire

Burning the trees

I see fire

Hollowing souls

I see fire

Blood in the breeze

And I hope that you remember me

 

And if the night is burning

I will cover my eyes

For if the dark returns

Then my brothers will die

And as the sky is falling down

It crashed into this lonely town

And with that shadow upon the ground

I hear my people screaming out

 

Now I see fire

Inside the mountains

I see fire

Burning the trees

I see fire

Hollowing souls

I see fire

Blood in the breeze

 

I see fire (oh you know I saw a city burning out) (fire)

And I see fire (feel the heat upon my skin, yeah) (fire)

And I see fire (uh-uh-uh-uh) (fire)

And I see fire burn auburn on the mountain side

Release Date

2013

Songwriter/s

Ed Sheeran

Producer/s

Ed Sheeran

Label/s

WaterTower, Decca

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