One of my officemates listens to top40 music. It’s not my background music of choice, but occasionally her music will carry into my office area. Even more rarely, a lyric or two will stick with me. Today was one of those rare occasions.

Are you just getting by?
Tell me are you just getting by?

My ears perked, I listened closer.

Where there is desire,
there is gonna be a flame;

Where there is a flame,
someone’s bound to get burned.

But just because it burns, doesn’t mean you’re gonna die…

And it stuck with me. Listen to it here.

20121128-183126.jpg**picture taken in downtown Vancouver of Winter Olympic remnants**