"City" as written by Jordon Kristopher Terrell, Aron Erlichman and George Arthur Ragan....
Let's watch it burn
Let's watch it burn
Let's watch this city burn the world

Let's watch this city burn
From the sky lies the top the world
Til there's nothing left of her
Let's watch this city burn the world

Body doused in ash
With two empty cans of gas
The only evidence they have
Is the police sketch of my mask
And its hardly time to ask
If you can save my heart for last

And its hard to face the facts
When the darkness fades to black
It's not just make believe
When they make me take a seat
And they put amphetamines
In the air and make me breathe

So come on and grab your children
Look out for burning buildings
And villains who pillage
They're killing by the millions
And billions of people die
For a lost cause

So now I pray for my nation
That's destroyed under god

(It's the end of the world)
All my battles have been won
But the war has just begun

Let's watch this city burn
From the sky over top the world
Till there's nothing left in her
Let's watch the city burn away

The city looks so pretty
Do you wanna burn it with me?
Till the skies bleed ashes
And the fuckin' sky crashes

We make ashes just with matches
To ignite the flame
And all the hopes of the youth
Deemed fuckin' insane

Take the pill
And go get drunk
And go get killed
Double dose
As in life as in death
Breathing till there is no breath

I will not die in the night but in the light
Of the sun and the ashes
Of this world in my lungs

But who am I to say
Lets all just run away
Go grab your friends and pray
We're gonna rule the world today

(It's the end of the world)
It's the end of the earth
We've been done since our birth

Let's watch this city burn
From the sky over top the world
Till there's nothing left in her
Let's watch the city burn the world

(Let's watch it burn) [Repeat: x2]
The city looks so pretty
Do you wanna burn it with me?
The city looks so pretty
Do you wanna burn it with me?
The city looks so pretty
Do you wanna burn it with me?

We use the trees as torches
(Do you wanna burn it with me?)
Dot the streets with corpses
(Do you wanna burn it with me?)
We watch the city fuckin bleed
(Do you wanna burn it with me?)
And Bring the world to its knees
(Do you wanna burn it with me?)

Let's watch this city burn
From the sky over top the world
Til there's nothing left in her
Let's watch this city burn the world
Let's watch this city burn
From the sky over top the world
Til there's nothing left in her
Let's watch this city burn the world

Let's watch it burn
Let's watch it burn
Let's watch this city burn the world


Lyrics submitted by thrwmyhrtawy., edited by AutyoFaygo, Painekiller12

"City" as written by Jordon Kristopher Terrell, Aron Erlichman, George Arthur Ragan

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  • +5
    General CommentWatch things burn to ash
    Go through empty cans of gas
    The only evidence they have
    Is the police sketch of my mask
    And its hardly time to ask
    If you can save my heart for last

    The Correct Lyrics are


    "Body doused in ash"
    "with two empty cans of gas"
    The only evidence they have
    Is the police sketch of my mask
    And its "hard at times" to ask
    If you can save my heart for last



    And on this part

    "Take the pill
    And go get drunk
    And go get killed
    Double dose
    Acid lines, acid dust "

    I'm not sure what it says but I know its not "go get drunk"

    it sounds something like "let go of trust" or something similar

    and I dont think he says "double dose" either, but I have no idea what he could be saying.


    anybody agree with me on any of that?
    WALxMARTyon September 05, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis is one of my favourite songs by Hollywood Undead, mainly because they're not talking about fucking bitches and what not.
    Polygraphon June 02, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti see the world already burning if ya'll don't see it than ya'll r blind cause we r the ones making it burn
    with over population and manufacturing if we aren't doing tht eventually the world will end death 2 everyone
    on earth. cause ya'll all know everyone dies eventually so without someone burning the world we r still burning
    it am i rite or am i rite yes i know im discouraging do u think i care fuck life cause i feel hatred and i hated
    so say wat u want about me cause i don't care bitches and faggots im emo most of ya'll r 2 so y'all know wat im
    talkin bout faggots and bitches emos we cut 2 feel alive or for other reasons rite so life ends either way so
    death 2 all human beings. :'(
    gabrielmedina99on October 24, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDoes anyone else think this could be about terrorism?

    "The only evidence they have
    Is the police sketch of my mask"

    This could mean a mask worn by a suicide bomber, rather than referring to their own masks.

    There's also a load of lines about God being with them and civilians dying.

    "Lets watch this city burn
    From the skylines on top of the world"

    This line could be about terrorists watching what they have done from heaven; what they might feel would be there reward for what they've done...

    Let me know what you think.
    Love this song, it's so thought provoking.
    FullMetalGloryon December 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe the go get drunk line is actually in god we trust.

    The double dose line sounds more like all else is us.
    Withhumanhairon October 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI feel this song is about the war.

    "Let's watch this city burn from the skylines on top of the world. Let's watch this city burn the world"

    What I get from that line is the "city" may be Washington D.C. since that is where the governmental body is and that's where our decisions our made to go to war or "burn the world" And the line about "the skylines on top of the world" might be a reference to how the U.S. tends to regard itself so highly and so much better than other countries. Or also it could be saying how the U.S. is always involved in other countries affairs so we are the "skyline" of the world.

    o come on and grab your children
    Look out for burning buildings
    And villains, who pillage
    They kill them by the millions
    And billions of people die
    For a lost cause
    So now I pray to my nation
    That's destroyed under God
    (It's the end of the world)
    All my battles have been won
    But the war has just begun

    This verse seems to reiterate the war theme. The lines "So now I pray to my nation
    That's destroyed under God" could possibly be a hint of another World War

    "All my battles have been won but the war has just begun" Could be talking about how our "war on terror" is finished but just in time for other countries to attack us.

    That's may take on it, anyone else agree or have any other ideas or elaborations?
    SubliminallySicon January 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with the theory that this song is talking about L.A. They name of the city means 'City of Angels'. HU made this to probably show that is not true.

    What I think of when I hear this song, I think of the band members are in L.A., but it is burning. There is chaos, as people are running everywhere, firemen are trying to put out the fires, but they won't go out. Near the end, an angel appears, touching the city, and everything appears normal, but it is a warning to the people of the city. The glamorous life isn't always glamorous.
    Dragon19on May 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think this song is about the end of the world.


    Anyone agree with me?
    Oobifan12on November 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationstop posting lyric corrections we already gots enough.

    I think that this is about how the world is trying 2 becum better at everything material and while doing that screwing itself all otherwhise. like that other guy siad up there, gangs, drugs alchohol are all a cause of big ancy CEO's making money and caring less. Also its porbably saying that we should go to those big buildings and burn them down so the company can go through what an average big city civilain goes thru and they wake up and actually care a lil.
    HUnationkidon February 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think generally people are over analyzing this as about nuclear war and U.S. politics, and other such things.

    My view is simpler, and probably easy for most people to relate to. I think this is basically a song of frustration, for numerous forms of bullshit. There's just so much manipulation and petty shit everywhere, you sometimes just want to destroy it all.

    It's very similar, I think, to Aenema by Tool. Just wanted a particular shithole of a city filled with millions of assholes to be destroyed. Aenema describes a desire to watch Los Angeles sink into the ocean, and be completely flushed away. This song shows a wish to watch it all burn to the ground (probably hollywood?). But, I think, the concept is the same.
    Hard-Gay-Hoooooon October 19, 2012   Link

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