"Burn" as written by and Jon Lord Richard Blackmore....
There's a lightning storm each and every night
Crashing inside you like motorbikes
We toss and turn, sleep so loud
Grind the teeth in our empty mouths
Our empty

There's a forest fire burning bright
Spreading quickly towards our last rights
Nowhere to run, pointless to hide
Just lay there and scream, pretending to try
Pretending

Intending to burn, pretending to fight it
Everyone learns faster on fire
Things took a turn, lost all desire
You live and you burn
You live and you burn

This impending doom is left deep inside
And it's haunting you each and every night
Like starving wolves, counting sheep
We close our eyes, pretending to sleep
Descending

Intending to burn, pretending to fight it
Everyone learns faster on fire
Things took a turn, lost all desire
You live and you burn
You live and...

Like hell, we are anxiously waiting
Like hell burning silently strong
Somehow we fell down by the wayside
And somehow this hell is home

As we burn, pretending to fight it
Everyone learns faster on fire
Things took a turn, lost all desire
You live and you burn
You live and
Like hell, we are anxiously waiting
Like hell burning silently strong
Somehow we fell down by the wayside
And somehow this hell is home
Right now, this hell is my home


Lyrics submitted by constant

"Burn" as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano

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  • +1
    General CommentAlso during this bit...

    "Like hell, we are anxiously waiting
    Like hell burning silently strong
    Somehow we fell down by the wayside
    And somehow this hell is home"

    Does anybody know who is doing the vocals in the background, it's definately not Matt or Dan. Derek perhaps? Maybe I'm wrong
    exthuseon March 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits dereck in the backround sexy voice
    alkalineromance666on April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeing alone and helpless and having to deal with problems all on your own. That's just my take on the song and it's one of my favorites on the new album. Ak3 are still a fantastic band.
    Charlies22on March 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEveryone learns faster on fire - Fucking brilliant.

    I think that means when you're being rushed or when somethings fucked up and needs sorting, you'll learn from your mistakes alot quicker.
    exthuseon March 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG!
    ...this is, in my opinion, the best song off crimson, it just makes me feel good when i listen to it
    deville22on March 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentexthuse, you hit it...everyone learns faster on fire. wow. you have to learn fast when youre on "fire" when shit happens, you are forcred to grow.
    bobbyjibon April 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is absolutely brilliant.
    One of my favorites, along with Sadie.
    Oh, and being a dirty back-stabbing pirate, I managed to get a copy of the album early... so if anybody is interested in hearing a bit, feel free to e-mail or IM me, and I would be happy to hook you up.
    However, I refuse to send to a lousy half-assed fan.
    You must love the Trio. You must earn the Trio. =P
    And before I get hammered with, "You're a disgrace to the band!" ..etc... I plan on purchasing the album on the day of release... and uh... I dunno, I'll sacrifice a virgin or something to make up for it. (-:O

    ~la
    Apprentice Nemoon April 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis it just me or is this the same as "bleed"
    alkalineromance666on April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with similar philosophies on the song.
    You are forced to continue along, and also you learn more when you are being pushed with something.
    I love the way A3 makes everything so right. By that I mean, they just word every song perfectly. They are truly brilliant
    smartfool17on April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPlease, please, please tell me this song is a joke. Lyrics are great, wonderful, a little dumbed down for alkaline but whatever... but what is this horrid sound when I play it? It sounds like Alk3 is trying to be trendy and failing... the chorus is decent, but getting there is muder.
    I really don't know what to think about Alkaline any more.
    overplayedsongon May 02, 2005   Link

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