"If You Love Somebody, Set Them on Fire" as written by and Rodney Linderman Joseph Genaro....
(sound of match striking)

Know that it would be untrue
Know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
I didn't set your house on fire

But it's just the way I am
Have to take it for a fact
Life can really burn you up
When you're a pyromaniac
So...

If you love somebody
Better set them on fire

I went to your house last night
Dad called me the human torch
Got a little pissed at him
So I burned down your front porch

Now I feel a little better
About throwin' gas on your dad
But you know it's hard to quit
And besides he started it

I just bought a brand new lighter
And I just can't wait to use it
With a can a' kerosene it's lots a' fun
You can't refuse it

Oily rags are special things
You know to me they're diamond rings
Maybe we can have some fun
Maybe we can burn someone
So...

If you love somebody
Better set them on fire

Know that it would be untrue
Know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
I didn't set your dad on fire

If you love somebody
Better set them on fire

If you love somebody
Why not set them on fire?

If you love somebody
Better set them on fire

If you love somebody
Why not set them on fire?






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"If You Love Somebody, Set Them on Fire" as written by Dean Sabatino David Schulthise

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  • +1
    General CommentI like the Light My Fire by the The Doors tribute deal in the beginning
    wanker 007on April 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCute, but in a hardcore kinda way.
    instantramenon September 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song, very catchy!

    ~*If you love somebody better set them on fire*~
    dangerhighvoltageon December 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics aren't completely correct by the way..

    [sound of match striking]

    Know that it would be untrue
    Know that I would be a liar
    If I was to say to you
    I didn't set your house on fire

    But it's just the way I am
    Have to take it for a fact
    Life can really burn you up
    When you're a pyromaniac
    So...

    If you love somebody
    Better set them on fire

    I went to your house last night
    Dad called me the human torch
    Got a little pissed at him
    So I burned down your front porch

    Now I feel a little better
    About throwin' gas on your dad
    But you know it's hard to quit
    And besides he started it

    I just bought a brand new lighter
    And I just can't wait to use it
    With a can a' kerosene it's lots a' fun
    You can't refuse it

    Oily rags are special things
    You know to me they're diamond rings
    Maybe we can have some fun
    Maybe we can burn someone
    So...

    If you love somebody
    Better set them on fire

    Know that it would be untrue
    Know that I would be a liar
    If I was to say to you
    I didn't set your dad on fire

    If you love somebody
    Better set them on fire

    If you love somebody
    Why not set them on fire?

    If you love somebody
    Better set them on fire

    If you love somebody
    Why not set them on fire?
    dangerhighvoltageon December 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song!!! It's friggin amazing. Dead Milkmen are wow.
    ThumbelinaA7X415on February 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing.
    my friend started listening to it after her dad died. and i was kinda shocked.
    lawlllz
    : /
    ohwell, ...
    saraXkillson February 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song fucking rules! such a great funny song, but does anyone no if there is more meaning to it? What else do they mean?
    robsmagicon September 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song (title) is a parody of the Doors "Light My Fire" ... other than that its just a silly song about a kid who enjoys lighting things on fire. The Dead Milkmen songs are generally hilarious...sometimes political...but mostly just very enjoyable.
    manicmarkuson December 15, 2010   Link

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