This song is among my top favorites. So much so that I made a poet's faux pas over it. You see... I used to listen to the radio at night as I slept. Songs would take my dreams every which way they could. One night, I woke up from a dream and thought that I had a new poem in my head. At this point in my life, I wrote poetry constantly. This one, I called "Embers." I kept the poem in my portfolio through high school. Yes, it was the lyrics to the song "Burning Flame" minus the chorus. Essentially, I heard it while I slept or recalled the powerful lyrics during my slumber. So I'll always feel a close relationship to this song. The lyrics really are a perfect description of sandpaper being rubbed over the open wound that is a former relationship. If anything, this reinforces one of my life mottos: listening to depressing music will make you feel better because you know at least the songwriter (or song's main character) is worse off than you.