"Kerosene" as written by and Brett Gurewitz....
Everywhere I look I see
Exclusive huddled
Uninviting shelter
Is privilege
Of the same and competent
Kerosene keeps me warm
I'm alone to watch it burn
Kerosene
Exposure is a pitiful
And pointless way of dying
Before it gets me
I'll set a funeral pyre
Kerosene keeps me warm
I'm alone to watch it burn
Kerosene
I'm a man and
My dignity won't wave
Tonight buildings rage!
Kerosene keeps me warm
It feels so good
To watch it burn kerosene
Kerosene keeps me warm
Feels so good
To watch it burn kerosene


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"Kerosene" as written by Brett Gurewitz

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    General CommentI agree with Absolut, and I have no idea how you got that interpretation, fruitcake.

    "uninviting shelter
    is privilege
    of the same and competent"
    ^ It's sane and competent...one of the best quotes ever.

    "exposure is a pitiful
    and pointless way of dying
    before it gets me
    I'll set a funeral pyre"
    ^ Another great line.
    gofuckyourselfon March 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIt's about a homeless person. The lyrics are sung in a very ironic fashion.
    Nocturnaeon July 09, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkerosene keeps me warm i like that part
    badreligionpigeonon July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about the people who have nowhere to go and who have no chance to make it.
    Jae_Don March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about someone who feels like a reject and takes it out on everyone else then kills himself before he gets caught. i think
    fruitcakeisgoodon January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought this song was about the homeless and the lack of respect that they get. The kerosene is their way of keeping warm but also their way of taking back some little bit of control with the power that fire gives them to matter.
    Absoluton August 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song was about the homeless and the lack of respect that they get. The kerosene is their way of keeping warm but also their way of taking back some little bit of control with the power that fire gives them to matter.
    Absoluton August 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes, i also agree qith Absolut; fruitcake, just where did you come up with that interpretation?!?! (just curious)
    bloodybitchon April 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentim sure he thinks it because he mentions making a funeral pyre before he freezes to death.

    This is just a misunderstanding of a funeral pyre, which is used to cremate people AFTER they die.
    protogodon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyea the optimism of the homeless is portrayed kinda. nice :-)
    pinkfadeon March 02, 2009   Link

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