"I Want To Burn Again" as written by and David/devoto Tomlinson....
The newcomer arrives
Possession and guilt in his face
Apologises to the Customs man
For the gaping hole in his suitcase
Says I've seen where promises are made
I've seen how people are undone
It's always done
Man to man
One to one

I'm ditching an empty suitcase
I've been in Storytown
I've been swimming in poisons
Been slowing up and down
I've known the eeriest wounds
The soul's long quarantine
When no rewards remain
No one and nothing comes clean
I've been blown about for years
On my way to you
I've been blown about for years
On my way to you
And I still turn to love
I want to burn again
And I still turn to love

In a room
Where arrangements are made for success
You try to say that you possess me
By your caress
I met your lover yesterday
Wearing some things I left at your place
Singing a song that means a lot to me
I`ve known a certain grace

I've been blown about for years
On my way to you...
And I still turn to love

I'm still turning
I want to burn again


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"I Want to Burn Again" as written by Howard Devoto Barry Adamson

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    General CommentSo unbelievably bitter. Its a kind of reflective despair on how reflexively, mindlessly we turn back to the fever dream of love after so many failures. Similar to "because you're frightened" in that the narrator realizes he is somewhat addicted to fear/"burning". I especially like the way the keyboard line falls before each verse, making one imagine the vertigo of falling in love.
    blackoakon October 30, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningAfter getting a bit of a urine infection from drinking too much Tizer he got better with antibiotics but spent a long time afterwards missing the sensation of really needing a pee but nothing comes out.
    CorrectSoapon January 24, 2014   Link

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