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We are firemen, we extinguish fire
We risk a lot, and earn a little
No matter if someone has burned oil,
A gangster’s yacht or methane in manhole

The wife turns on, the neighbor goes on,
But who will turn it off?
A director burns, the newsreader sets alight,
The recordist turns on,
But who will turn it off?

We are firemen, we extinguish fire
We risk a lot, and earn a little
No matter if someone has burned oil,
A gangster’s yacht or methane in manhole

A manufacturer burns, the fashion designer sets alight,
Models turn on,
But who will turn it off?
A candidate burns, the party sets alight,
The voters turn on,
But who will turn it off?

We are firemen, we extinguish fire
We risk a lot, and earn a little
No matter if someone has burned oil,
A gangster’s yacht or methane in manhole

What is it that makes people burn so easily?
What does fire stand for symbolically?
Once, while in a bistro, I asked this question a friend of mine, a distinguished psychiatrist,
“The primitive savage in us is afraid of coldness, loneliness, unfathomable darkness,
Because one still hasn’t figured out flint stone, one hasn’t made out how to make flame
This is why it is an interesting issue, because there is no reliable data…”

We are firemen, we extinguish fire
We risk a lot, and earn a little
No matter if someone has burned oil,
A gangster’s yacht or methane in manhole

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