"Firestarter" as written by Keith Charles Flint and Liam Howlett....
I'm the trouble starter, punkin' instigator
I'm the fear addicted, danger illustrated
I'm a firestarter, twisted firestarter
You're a firestarter, twisted firestarter
I'm a firestarter, twisted firestarter
I'm the bitch you hated, filth infatuated
Yeah! I'm the pain you tasted, fell intoxicated

I'm a firestarter, twisted firestarter
You're the firestarter, twisted firestarter
I'm the self inflicted, mind detonator
Yeah! I'm the one infected, twisted animator
I'm a firestarter, twisted firestarter
You're the firestarter, twisted firestarter
I'm a firestarter, twisted firestarter starter

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"Firestarter" as written by Michael Langan Gary Trevor Horn

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  • +6
    General CommentWhat is the song all about?
    ”Keith’s personality. The song is Keith’s personality. That’s it. Plain and simple. A lot of people can relate to different lyrics in that song but I know when he was writing that song, he was talking about himself. Like the lyric mind detonator. Speaking about Keith. He’ll think about something until it just does his head in so much that it’ll be a big problem. Keith thinks a lot; he thinks too much, you know. He used to smoke too much weed. He’s calmed down now. Mind detonator is a lyric that just describes Keith really well.” – Liam.
    trphgon April 23, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis is a protest song -set against the backdrop of the butt-end of Tory government years. a protest against all the wasted years and confrontation. the pain and alienation of a generation. the whole album is a protest. this song is surely one of the most disturbing and sinister distilations of all that had happened in the previous 15 years prior to its release. it could now be tony blairs anthem - the firestarter, the warmonger, the one infected, the twisted animator. a great song for any generation.
    quaich14on July 11, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is more about egotic, self praising, agressive about one self
    killerburgeron February 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI never knew that, where are you getting all these interviews from?
    hednirvanaon May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLegend song, if you like it you will love Ebeneezer Goode by The Shamen
    syko_braton October 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah i always thought they were random
    verityon March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha i used to sing this song when i was 5

    everyone thought o was weird

    yeh this song is about Keith Flint...end of

    i wonder if he caused any fires?
    freakystyleyon May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    MemoryAfter living in the UK for awhile, I returned to the U.S. and did criminal defense. This song always reminds me of a client who lit his brother's pick up truck on fire.
    grasswidow103on May 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually its 'im the fear addicted, endanger illistrated

    and also


    im a firestarter, dyslexic stirefarter
    DJAMPEDon July 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationWell because of the music video I am determined he's talking about the U.S. He's wearing a sweater with the U.S.A. flag on it and claiming that he is the firestarter and the instigator, like the U.S. is always the one who starts many of the wars of the world.
    Pogoflipon February 17, 2011   Link

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