"Incinerate" as written by and Mark Dennis Moore....
I ripped your heart out from your chest
Replaced it with a grenade blast

Incinerate
Incinerate
Incinerate
Incinerate

The firefighters hose me down
I don't care, I'll burn out anyhow
It's four-alarm girl, nothing to see
Hear the sirens come for me


You doused my soul with gasoline
You flicked a match into my brain

Incinerate
Incinerate
Incinerate
Incinerate

The firefighters are so nice
I remember you so cold as ice
The flames are licking at your feet
The sirens come to put me me out of misery


You wave your torch into my eyes
Flamethrower lover burning mind

Incinerate
Incinerate
Incinerate
Incinerate
Incinerate
Incinerate
Incinerate
Incinerate


Lyrics submitted by rather_dirty_nation, edited by Discordman

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  • +4
    General Commentwonderful lyrics and a wonderful song on top of that.

    to me it sounds like there's this guy who can't get rid of a memory (of a girl) and he's burning out because he obsesses about it all the time. i probably interpret it that way because i'm the guy who's burning out right now.
    proximaon July 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought this song was about a guy who kills his girlfriend and tries to burn her body.
    alexnewmandudeon December 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with proxima on this one. The guy can't get rid of a memory, and its burning him down because he still possesses passion, or "fire" for the girl, but she doesn't want him back. ("you doused my soul with gasoline", "the sirens are coming to put me out of misery")
    rimiskaon March 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWho else hears the resemblance to The Clash - Lost In The Supermarket?
    MHHD2on June 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song leads me to believe that the new album will be quite promising. And that there is still sound out there meant for our ears. Great song though, with amazing lyrics, but what else could you expect from Sonic Youth. Glad to see Sonic Youth is still going strong.
    insulatedsoulon May 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow can they keep putting out amazing stuff like this? First Murray Street, then Sonic Nurse, and now "Incinerate" shows a lot of promise. Can't wait for the new LP.
    couldBanyoneon May 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song... great great.
    MeaningLezzon August 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBesides all the allusions to fire, the song still manages to burn within us.
    drmnon May 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLee Renaldo and Thurston Moore are easily the best "guitar-duo" to ever exist. The back to back guitar riffs in this song are just genius. Not to mention the guitar solo makes my heart race. Excellent, excellent song.
    clapyourhandssayon June 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song, but man would it benefit with some distortion, some production - anyone with me here?
    Arkyopterixon July 09, 2007   Link

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