Come on, come out of the rain
You're not impressed, you're just too learned
I took the book, I lit the page
Your sabbatical was burning

Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet fires in the street
Let's sully every stage
Lick my lips, twist my hips
But Contessa
I already did

Some things work
But me, I choose to lose my skin in the dirt
This whiskey priest, he burned the church
To keep his girls alive

Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet fires in the street
Let's sully every stage we meet
Lick my lips, twist my hips
But Contessa
I already did

Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet fire in the street
Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet fire in the street
Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet fire in the street
Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet fire in the street
Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet fire in the street
Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet fires in the street
Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet fires in the street
Sweet, sweet, sweet, sweet fires in the street


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Streets of Fire (Destroyer cover) song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThis was originally a Destroyer song. From the same album as 'Breakin' The Law', 'We'll Build Them A Golden Bridge."
    Thief-on July 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's a matter of false parallelism, it may sound fine, but grammatically it's just a horrible way of saying it. And it's also certainly oppressed.

    I adore this song. It'll mean everything to me at any moment of my life, such as trying to get back together with an old boyfriend that's worried everything will change because of hind-sight bias, how I burned all my journals because I couldn't take what I was thinking about. I spend a lot of time in theaters and a common theme throughout my life is making out with boys in dressing rooms. Every boy I've kissed I've at some point kissed in a dressing room. It's just an absolutely beautiful song.
    socks4tayon August 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbest NP song ever.
    saw them last week and they gave me a new apprecation for this song.
    JACKIE THE HOBOon October 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheres contessa again in this one
    just like on the mass romantic
    contessa-italian for countess
    but i love it
    stagemakeupon October 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hear impressed as opposed to oppressed.

    Anyway. To me this song is about trying too hard and taking too many risks for something that isn't necessarily worth it.
    MoonArcher92on June 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about relization. "come on come out of the rain." And lighting the book on fire symbolizes a new direction and new beliefs. everytime i listen to this song i picture buildings burning down but everyone is smiling and just moving on.
    Hey_thereon March 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a love song to MSNBC news anchor Contessa Brewer.
    WOXvonWubbinson June 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like WOXvonWubbins suggestion best. Haha.
    But no really, great song. Sorry I can't help more, bt Bejar hardly ever makes sense lyrically. But that's what so damn great about it. Interpretation!
    Ratethon August 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti tend to hear "depressed" rather than "oppressed", but oppressed works too. I think its about not taking yourself too seriously and just living passionately and in the moment. but yeah, awesome song! pretty much love the whole twin cinema album
    boobasauron October 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti tend to hear "depressed" rather than "oppressed", but oppressed works too. I think its about not taking yourself too seriously and just living passionately and in the moment. but yeah, awesome song! pretty much love the whole twin cinema album
    boobasauron October 25, 2012   Link

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