"Burn It Down" as written by and Scott Phillips Myles R. Kennedy....
Drank so much last night I think that I drowned
But now my cup is empty
No one has seen my will around
Now my heart is aching
Sometimes I fall asleep for days
But my bed is empty
I know I am too set in my ways
Tell all I am okay

So burn it down
Discover the dusk of your day
Has reached its dawn
So burn it down
Remember to find a new to carry on

Flew so high last night I think that I fell
To the ground so heavy
Woke up to find this living hell
It used to be so easy
Hard to tell my nights now from my days
The curtains hide my feelings
Don't feel I have any right to pray
And they will find me someday, someday

So burn it down
Discover the dusk of your day
Has reached its dawn
So burn it down
Remember to find a new to carry on
So burn it down
Discover the dusk of your day
Has reached its dawn
So burn it down
Remember to find a new to carry on

Whatever takes us anyway
Will be the same to drive us on
Whatever takes us anyway
Will be the same to drive us on

Remember to find a new way
A way to see it all
We're finally slipping away
And soon it will be gone
Remember to find a new day
Remember to carry on

So burn it down
Discover the dusk of your day
Has reached its dawn
So burn it down
Remember to find a new way to carry on

So burn it down
Discover the dusk of your day
Has reached its dawn
So burn it down
Remember to find a new way to carry on, oh

Yeah
Yeah


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"Burn It Down" as written by Thomas Scott Phillips Mark Tremonti

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    General CommentI believe this song is talking about how people use drugs, sex, etc. to carry on in life and how we should put those aside and find other ways to make ourselves happy.
    sting06on November 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah i agree with what he said. A good song
    !_Steve_!on December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah I agree too. I believe Mark wrote this song, and in the lyrics there are references to alcohol and drugs.
    "Drank so much last night
    I think that I drowned..."
    "Flew so high last night
    I think that I fell to the ground so heavy..."
    creedudeon January 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoverdosing urself stuff like alcohol and drugs while mourning someone u love

    love the song very mux, miles' vocals: ace!
    floreon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoverdosing urself stuff like alcohol and drugs while mourning someone u love

    love the song very mux, miles' vocals: ace!
    floreon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song to me is saying what may be the worst things that happen to use will also be the things that strive us to becume better at whatever. that we must leve old, selfdestrutive habits behind and not look back. one of the best songs in the CD.
    Oneye-2on February 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about hitting rock bodem and no matter how much it hurts u still have to find a way so get over it and move on...this song is really cool!!
    Angels&Demonson April 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely about an addiction, no doubt about it. Here, it is materialized by actual drinking and drugs.

    "And whatever takes us away
    Will be the same to drive us on"

    --This can be positive or negative, depending on how you look at it. Whatever destroys you, you can use as a crutch to get you through life...meaning that you can be become so dependent on something that it's the only way to carry on.
    -Or....You can turn it around and the thing that almost killed you...you will now kill it. Your mastery of your addiction will "drive you on".

    "Remember to find a new way
    A way to see it all
    It's finally slipping away
    And soon it will be gone
    Remember to find a new day
    Remember to carry on"

    --I think this is about finally coming to terms with an addiction and kicking it to the curb. And when it's all said and done...you have to carry on and not repeat your mistakes...or else.
    COBRAJEFFon November 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentanother idea...
    "Drank so much last night
    I think that I drowned
    But now my cup is empty"
    This could be talking about the motivation (psyched up) to lead a better life.. and then reality hits and your back to your same old self. ..which I guess relates more to a religious sense.
    "Sometimes I fall asleep for days
    But my bed is empty" He spends days sleeping and not acting in a righteous manner...
    octousanon February 23, 2007   Link

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