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The National — Fireproof
Album: Trouble Will Find Me
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7.2

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Total ratings: 1078









Released: 2013
Length: 2:51
Plays (last 30 days): 2
You keep my secrets
And I keep none
Wish I could go back
And keep some

It's fireproof
Nothing breaks your heart
It's fireproof
It's just the way you are

You tell me you're waiting
To find someone
Who isn't so hopeless
But there's no one

You're fireproof
Nothing breaks your heart
You're fireproof
How'd you get so far

From where you're headed
To the water I will go
You're a million miles away
Doesn't matter anymore

Jennifer you are not the only reason
My head is boiling and my hands are freezing
Jennifer you are not the only one
That sit awake until the wild feelings leave

Nothing breaks your heart
It's fireproof
It's just the way you are
You're fireproof

That's what you always say
You're fireproof
I wish was that way
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 BCarn wrote:

No! You do!  See how creative my response is to your simplistic comment?
 maybe The National can take it to heart like Les Claypool did with "Primus Sucks"
This isn't my favorite from them, but is pretty good.


 blotto wrote:
The National sucks
 
So does your mom
 blotto wrote:
The National sucks
 
No! You do!  See how creative my response is to your simplistic comment?
The National sucks
Makes me wish I knew a girl named Jennifer...love the hypnotic guitar playing
lovely!
 Shmelo wrote:
Haunting. This band does no wrong. AMAZING live show as well.

 
I do like this band too!  The vocals are very distinct and memorable.
I rated this song a "2", my highest rating for a National song ever, because this song was only boring, unlike all of their other songs that flat out suck donkey balls
One of the best of many great bands RP has introduced to me.
my ultimate love failed song....
Love this song, I find myself playing it in my head all the time....catchy hook!!{#Cheers}
Wow, this after Cat Stevens — Into White amazing effect.
Haunting. This band does no wrong. AMAZING live show as well.
The opening lines are so true..Love this band, I'm so lucky that they love playing Ireland so much..{#Guitarist}
 lkovathana wrote:

Phenomenal in concert.  More explosive; emotional.

 
Agreed. Much more powerful in concert. Great show.
I didn't know the singer could hit notes that high!
I wish I was fireproof. I'm always getting burned.
 gatorade wrote:
On my bucket list to see.

 
Phenomenal in concert.  More explosive; emotional.
I like The National but can't listen to too much.  The singer is a bit monotonous. At least Morrissey livens his lyrics up with humour, irony and loads of other stuff.
lovely...
On my bucket list to see.
They, (The National) can do no harm...imho.
This song needs to be retired for a while.
 1wolfy wrote:
My Son introduced me to this excellent Band.  It took a few listens, but I am now really enjoying this CD.

 
Nice.  

Most parents don't have a lot of mental space or patience for new music.

For music "that all sounds the same", this is compelling.  Just grabs you.   
I'm getting tired of this song.
I just adore his voice.
Because "this song sucks", was taken

 
Dosequis wrote:
What's the name of this song?.....Oh......Fireproof. Why did they name it that?

 


My Son introduced me to this excellent Band.  It took a few listens, but I am now really enjoying this CD.
What's the name of this song?.....Oh......Fireproof. Why did they name it that?
Excellent song on an excellent album of The National
Thank God and Allah, this piece of crap was followed by Puscifer,
 blotto wrote:
the National sucks.

 
Thank you for your well thought out and articulate critique.
I'm not "NationalProof", their song always break my heart. Another great song!
I have liked The National since I first heard their music, but this one was initially rated a 5. Now a 6.
These guys take so-so lyrics and add so much music and overlays that the lyrics grow into new meanings....
Interesting developments as so many new artists are doing things similar, but getting noticed and added to soundtracks for TV, Movies and advertisements... I like hearing something in the background and recognize it as music I first heard (and bought) here on RP...   Thank you
 blotto wrote:
the National sucks.

 
you should check them out again.  they're VERY good.
the National sucks.
Wow! This is such a nice blend of a ballad with African rhythms in the background ... {#Cheers}
 84MacGuy wrote:
This album is definitely a grower.  The first time I listened to it I though it is so-so.  But the more times you listen to it, the more you like it.  
 
That's good to know. Those wind up being my favorite albums.
This album is definitely a grower.  The first time I listened to it I though it is so-so.  But the more times you listen to it, the more you like it.  in fact, after a few listens you start picking up lots of subtle things that make the songs interesting. 

While the other efforts from The National were all very, very good, this album is great.
 shplody wrote:

Say 10 songs on an album, 5-9 plays each... what is (10 x (5+9)/2)/31?   {#Rolleyes}

There's no reason for any song to get 9 plays a month on RP... none.




 
No complaints here.  Keep up the great work.
 shplody wrote:
Say 10 songs on an album, 5-9 plays each... what is (10 x (5+9)/2)/31?   {#Rolleyes}

There's no reason for any song to get 9 plays a month on RP... none.
 
I just love it when people tell Bill and Rebecca how to run their radio station.  (Or, more accurately, when they tell the comment board how Bill and Rebecca should run their radio station.)
like this 
This is gorgeous.
I know a woman like that.
 rdo wrote:


Now Sid, let's do the math here.  9 plays last month. How many days in a month?  That's right, 31.  What is 31 divided by 9?  {#Rolleyes} 

 
Say 10 songs on an album, 5-9 plays each... what is (10 x (5+9)/2)/31?   {#Rolleyes}

There's no reason for any song to get 9 plays a month on RP... none.



The National got it.
 esacconcia wrote:

Yes! Just saw them recently in Maryland. They do a great live show. 

  I could see how they could give a good performance but their recordings are terrific downers: sorrowful  (intentionally) and sad (in terms of lack of musical value), just flat.
I have a love-hate relationship with National.

On the one hand, I like the different sound of the singer's voice and the music.

On the other, they are kind of like the over-burdened, needy friend who always tells you their problems ..

"Oh you lost your job - that's awful, what can I do?"
"Oh, you wife kicked you out - that's terrible, - come crash at my place "
"Oh, you are an alcoholic, - let me help you enrol in a program"
"Oh, you have cavities - call a dentist .."
"Oh, you have bad dreams ... that's ummm unfortunate"
"Oh, you find driving at night difficult - sorry, what? I stopped listening... go away for a while 
 fiddler wrote:
This band is really growing on me. May have to check them out when they come through (with Tame Impala.) Anyone seen either live?

 
Yes! Just saw them recently in Maryland. They do a great live show. 
This band is really growing on me. May have to check them out when they come through (with Tame Impala.) Anyone seen either live?
 sirdroseph wrote:

You are in the right place, I get the feeling songs from this album will be playing at least once every couple of hours here for the next couple of months or so......good for you, enjoy!{#Cheers}  As for me unfortunately I have already heard this album and once was enough for me!{#Stop}

 

Now Sid, let's do the math here.  9 plays last month. How many days in a month?  That's right, 31.  What is 31 divided by 9?  {#Rolleyes} 
I really love the National and own the last 3 albums.  I felt this album fell way short of the other two - none of the songs were that great even after 5-8 listenings of the whole album.  This song is one of the better ones but I feel it pales compares to the good songs on the last two albums.  I was really hoping for better.  A 6 for me on this - Pretty Good.
 Keef wrote:
I really like the new album.  More songs please.

 
You are in the right place, I get the feeling songs from this album will be playing at least once every couple of hours here for the next couple of months or so......good for you, enjoy!{#Cheers}  As for me unfortunately I have already heard this album and once was enough for me!{#Stop}
another band that puts out a lot of great music!!
Very promising on first listen...might be another band for me to look out for.
Cool album art too.
At first I wasn't blown away by this new The National album. I thought the songs all seemed more low-key and similar to each other. Then around the 3rd listen, the lyrics and subtleties in the arrangements (the builds especially) started to sink in. A couple listens after that and it's the album of the year so far, and likely my favourite from The National. I listened to Alligator again to compare and wow, what a maturity. I still would like a little bit of energy and raw aggression they showed in Alligator to be blended into this more polished sound.
 84MacGuy wrote:
Great to see a new album from The National.  Even better since I have tickets to see them when the visit the Northwest in September.

 

Yeah, going to see them in Charlotte, NC in September (with Frightened Rabbit). Can't wait!
Great to see a new album from The National.  Even better since I have tickets to see them when the visit the Northwest in September.
I really like the new album.  More songs please.
Cool.  Two new tunes this hour.  Thank you!