I'm all set see I'm set straight
I got the whole thing and yeah it's great
Life's just running around and saying "hi"
And I don't have to worry, no,
'Cause I read people "yeah, no"
God's taking notes on me
Well things are off course just a little bit
Maybe it's me. Nah, that's shit.
They're getting all worried about me
Well slow slow down, or so I'm told
I'm digging a circle around a hole
Let's play 'Who Won't Breathe'

We all gotta burn something. Yeah we all gotta burn something.
Se we're all just burning something. Yeah we all gotta burn something.

She had a boyfriend so I'm told
Played a dumb sport, did the drama show
Her parents screamed on your knees
Trapped to bond every day's like never
I know I know things should get better
Ah, no, not another bad week
But boy boyfriend, yeah, he cheated
Something about her being mistreated
In her eyes she was only 20% there
And little by little by little
She lost her interest little by little
At an age young age she had to burn something

We all gotta burn something. Yeah we all gotta burn something.
Se we're all just burning something. Yeah we all gotta burn something

So stop me while I'm tired. Go on and stop me while I'm tired.

He dug this girl from Tokyo
He wished he like the radio
He said maybe one day I'll put some crap up there too
See learning is never what we expect
Kinda like the way they met
Overrun by change those years can steal
And now he puts too many empty frames
In his lonely apartment he goes insane
From his life of constant action to now solitude
He said "Power's too common, don't you think, these days?"
I'd rather go back to my old ways
I'd rather go back to my simple ways"

We all gotta burn something. Yeah we all gotta burn something.
Se we're all just burning something. Yeah we all gotta burn something


Lyrics submitted by Kreegah

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    General CommentI think that this song is three seperate stories about people whose lives were going ok, and then something happened that caused them to basically snap and go nuts. The singer is slowly losing his grip and blaming himself for it. The girl that had the bf that cheated was dumb and she started to realize it. And the guy who dug the girl from Tokyo thought about a music career, and gave up everything for it, and now is a hermit in his apartment. And it's all summed up with fire!
    CFaz23on October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree, once you read the lyrics it makes sense
    theryannoyeson October 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlso could be about 3 peoples lives starting to suck and solving it by smoking weed... Just thought of that one...
    CFaz23on January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, smoking weed is one way of burning something. I think he is saying that everybody needs something to make their lives feel better from time to time- 'burning something.'
    Traddon March 05, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is obviously about smoking. Any doubts are taken away by the lyric, "Life's just running around saying, 'Hi'".
    qwermon July 30, 2009   Link

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