"Burned Out" as written by Morgan Rose, Clint Lowery, Vince Hornsby, Butch Walker, La Jon Witherspoon and John Connolly....
Stick around to see the ugly look on my face
You always come around
When my sill is broken
And I can bearly stand on my two feet
Was it something, I said
That you can't forget
But you know it's something you need
To make it
All work out
But the fact still remains that
You can never take back what you say
But I take back everything

I feel so empty
Why'd you do this now
When all the color left in my face is fading out
I won't ride that evil suicide wave
No matter what you hear me say

[Chorus]
Why does it feel like the sun is just burned out
Why does it feel like everyone waiting for us
TO crumble and just break down

Where's that helpin hand that you pull away
Everything I'm in the back of the line
If I start to fall out
On the last mile
Just wash the blood off my face

I feel so empty
Why'd you do this now
The vicious circle of life
Tears me up all inside


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"Burned Out" as written by Clint Lowery Butch Walker

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    General CommentThis song is radass, why hasn't anyone posted anything!!??
    lpstandardon January 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt seems like the guy feels left in the wilderness regarding his relationship, like his life is a wild animal in a cage being looked at by people at a zoo:

    "Why does it feel
    Like everyone waiting for us
    To crumble and just break down"

    It's like the troubles in the relationship are sudden and confusing, and everyone saw it coming but him...
    Freejackon March 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don’t think this song is necessarily about a relationship. Lajon seems to use “us” in a context that means humanity and just the audience of the song rather than two people in a relationship.

    My opinion is that the song’s about when people twist your intentions and your words and your actions and use them to quell their guilt in a way that magnifies your pain. And just the way you have to deal with it and recover from it. It’s about feeling low and empty, losing hope (“like the sun is just burned out”). And just realizing that the one person you could count on, that you learned to depend on isn’t going to offer help or love any longer and that you’ve just got to push through the pain (“just wash the blood off my face”) and not give in to it.
    onemoreshoton November 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about suicide or refusing to commit suicide no matter how hopeless you feel.

    "I won't ride that evil suicide wave
    No matter what you hear me say."

    and

    "Why does it feel like the sun has just burned out?"

    are the selling points.
    Ocelocityon February 02, 2009   Link

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