"Set Fire to the Face on Fire" as written by and Cody Votolato Morgan Henderson....
Fire! fire! fire!

orange yellow and black flesh trees bloom fire fire fire
I'm trapped inside this motel 6 on fire, fire, fire
Those young fists clenched in the air
Make a million millionaires
Set fire to the ships on fire!
Set fire to the hips on fire!

constellations strung up like barbed wire, wire, wire
I'm drinking cement like it's going out of style, style, style
Those cold hooks, cemetery claws
Raking out the infants' jaws
Set fire to the horse on fire!
Set fire to the dress on fire!
Set fire to the stage on fire!
Set fire to the stars on fire!

now I'm tied to a seagull's back-yeah, fire, fire, fire
And all those black-haired bandits try to lure me down with their songs and choir, choir, choir
I'd rather shoot up a syringe filled with fire, fire, fire
Than go to bed with sounds so vacant and tired tired tired

what's the sound of a cashing check?
What's the sound of a gag reflex?
Like speakers crushed beneath an empty tank
Blowing the ugly off an airbrushed face

set fire to the drums on fire!
Set fire to the lions on fire!
Set fire to the house on fire!
Set fire to the face on fire!






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"Set Fire to the Face on Fire" as written by John Whitney Cody Votolato

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  • +1
    General CommentWell, these are bit off.
    Corrected :

    Fire! Fire! Fire!

    Orange, yellow and black flesh trees bloom fire, fire, fire.
    I'm trapped inside this Motel 6 on fire, fire, fire.
    Oh, those young fists clenched in the air make a million millionaires.
    Set fire to the ships on fire! Set fire to the hips on fire!

    Constellations strung up like barbed wire, wire, wire.
    I'm drinking cement like it's going out of style, style, style.
    Those cold hooks, cemetery claws raking at the infants' jaws.
    Set fire to the horse on fire! Set fire to the dress on fire!
    Set fire to the stage on fire! Set fire to the stars on fire!

    I'm tied to a seagull's back - yeah, fire, fire, fire.
    And all those black-haired bandits try to lure me down with their songs and choir, choir, choir.
    I'd rather shoot up a syringe filled with fire, fire, fire
    than go to bed with sounds so vacant and tired, tired, tired.
    What's the sound of a cashing check?
    What's the sound of a gag reflex?
    Like speakers crushed beneath an empty tank blowing the ugly off an airbrushed face.
    Set fire to the drums on fire! Set fire to the lions on fire!
    Set fire to the house on fire! Set fire to the face on fire!
    karenellenon October 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm probably WAY off. But by some of the lyrics, it sounds like it could be about music being fake nowadays and bands being in the music industry just for the money, especially off these little gothix-emo-scene kids.

    "those young fists clenched in the air
    make a million millionaires"

    and

    "What's the sound of a cashing check?"

    it makes me think of people being at a show and putting their fists in the air, and the millionaires and check-cashing part talking about how the band is making money off the kids at those shows.

    "And all those black-haired bandits try to lure me down with their songs and choir, choir, choir"

    It makes me think of emo kids with their black hair, and how it's such a trend now, and people are just buying into the music because of that.

    "I'd rather shoot up a syringe filled with fire, fire, fire
    than go to bed with sounds so vacant and tired, tired, tired."

    Like saying that you'd rather 'shoot up a syringe filled with fire' than listening to their music, because it's really just overdone and forced rather than something with meaning.

    "Like speakers crushed beneath an empty tank blowing the ugly off an airbrushed face."

    Again, this reminds me of music being overdone and fake.

    Again, I could be totally wrong. That's just my take on it.
    ZAMMERECKSCOREon November 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really want to hear Vital Beach lyrics, but this seems spot on.

    Also, if anybody has the mp3 for giant swan, e-mail me at carnifex_4000@hotmail.com
    Hykinixon September 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are pretty fun to sing and dance to, however, their meaning remains vague.
    Crimson_Liquoron November 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe it's just about fire?
    I don't know.
    Great song though.
    HAIL_macbethon November 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe it's just about fire?
    I don't know.
    Great song though.
    HAIL_macbethon November 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with zammereckscore. great, great song. powerful.
    DubC4Lifeon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with zammereckscore. great, great song. powerful.
    DubC4Lifeon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI would agree, were it not for the fact that the Blood Brothers are pretty much an Emo band. A hardcore band with more to sing about then politics. So that would pretty much do it.
    MonkeyAbuseron December 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHow are the Blood Brothers emo MonkeyAbuser?

    I agree with zammereckscore.
    HAIL_macbethon December 23, 2006   Link

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