"Burn" as written by and Ray Lamontagne....
Oh mama don't walk away
I'm a goddamn sore loser
I ain't too proud to stay

But I'm still thinking 'bout you
And I'm so lonesome without you
And I can't get you out of my mind

Oh mama don't leave me alone
With my soul sat down so tight it's like a stone cold tomb
Ain't it clear when I'm near you

I'm just dying to hear you
Calling my name one more time
Oh so don't pay no mind

To my watering eyes
Must be something in the air
That I'm breathing

Yes'n I try to ignore
All this blood on the floor
It's just this heart on my sleeve that's a bleeding

Oh mama don't walk away
You leave me here bereaving from the words so hard and plain
Saying the love that we had

Was just selfish and sad
To see you now with him
Is just making me mad

Oh so kiss him again
Just to prove to me that you can
An I will stand here

And burn in my skin
Yes I will stand here
And burn in my skin


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"Burn" as written by Ray Lamontagne

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    General Commenti think the meaning is pretty much at face value, no real underlyring meaning, maybe a little but anyway, this song and the album kicks ass
    lilcrowon December 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentno this song has meaning...someone whos a fool is cutting everyone close to them down, taking risks maybe because of a gambling addiction. They don't want anyone to help them because this means they could get hooked too. Theres always someone trying to help, youve just gotta unlock the door!!
    wotsthatpunkysmellon April 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOk, I'm going to have to disagree. This song is not about a gambling problem.

    "They left you then, they'll hurt you now"
    It's about someone who's afraid to let people into their life because they're afraid they'll get hurt. So they fill up the holes in they're heart with details i.e. workaholic, and try to define their life with the things they've done instead of the people they know.

    More specifically it's about who will not let themself love because their afraid of getting hurt.
    stjarvison April 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits about a poker game
    midlifecon May 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPoker game? Why don't you explain how you came to that conclusion?
    hariboon September 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPoker game? Gambling? Hardly. It's about a person who got hurt by a friend or a girl/boy friend, and is now afraid to let anyone else in his/her life... That's my way of seeing it. And Joey misses him or her

    That's my opinion
    hariboon January 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually ray lamontagne.
    egruberon May 27, 2013   Link

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