Too close to the fire

Submitted by Ww Ww on 06.11.2017

Too close to the fire (English) — An expression that says that someone is too close for comfort. Overly involved in something as to miss obvious dangers or entanglements and not be able to be objective. This might be from self limits or from those of another. A site friend that might need critiqued may not be done by another friend because they are afraid to hurt their feelings or to make them not want to be friends. The critic would then be too close to the fire (to be fair about evaluation). This expression covers many different situations.
Standing, sitting, laying too close to the fire makes something that was warm and comforting into something unbearable, and excessively hot and damaging.

English, explained by Ww Ww on Mon, 06/11/2017 - 03:25

"Too close to the fire" in lyrics

Did you try to live on your own
When you burned down the house and home?
Did you stand too close to the fire?
Like a liar looking for forgiveness from a stone

Green Day - 21 Guns

I want to go on an adventure with you,
just with you.
The two of us are too close to the fire
and we’re safe here.

Ich Kann Fliegen - Adventure

I brought happiness into your life, you were alone before I came
But what I hear from you :"So is this supposed to be everything?"

I'd been struggling for bringing only good things into your life
But unfortunately nothing was ever good enough for you!

Letzte Instanz - Fire

All those years caring for a liar
A benefit road that is winding higher
You're a moth too close to the fire

You are stuck in

Opeth - The Lotus Eater

The town lies there in its naked light
The night spits out its hunters
Desperados gaze at me
Cold glances under my skin

My body enhances femininity

Stefan Waggershausen - Too close to the fire

And I've been sleepwalking, been wandering all night
Trying to take what's lost and broke and make it right
I've been sleepwalking too close to the fire
But it's the only place that I can hold you tight
In this burning house

Cam - Burning House

You're standing too close to the fire
It gets into your face
Your hair singed, the cheeks glowing
And how couldn't they?

Only your hand is cool

Judith Holofernes - Burning Bridges

Turn a way from the evil. Turn away. Turn away. Turn yourself toward our good God.
He will keep you safe. Turn away from the evil. Turn away. Turn away. Turn yourself toward our good God. Turn yourself toward our good God. He will keep you safe. When trouble is calling you. Turn away, oh turn away. When darkness is up ahead. Turn away, oh turn away. When darkness is up ahead. Turn away oh turn away. Badm Badm Badm up ahead. Turn away, oh turn away. When sin is at your fingertips..
Turn away, oh turn away. Turn away from the evil. Turn away. Turn away. Turn yourself toward our good God. He will keep you safe. Don’t get too close to the fire.

Carol Taubl - Turn away