I'll seek you out
Flay you alive
One more word and you won't survive
And I'm not scared
Of your stolen power
I see right through you any hour

I won't soothe your pain
I won't ease your strain
You've been waiting in vain
I've got nothing for you to gain

I'm taking it slow
Feeding my flame
Shuffling the cards of your game
And just in time
In the right place
Suddenly I will play my ace

I won't soothe your pain
I won't ease your strain
You've been waiting in vain
I've got nothing for you to gain

Eyes on fire
Your spine is ablaze
Felling any foe with my gaze
And just in time
In the right place
Steadily emerging with grace

Felling any foe with my gaze
Steadily emerging with grace
[x2]



Lyrics submitted by tspencer, edited by chrisliving13, azzyxx

Eyes on Fire song meanings
Add your thoughts

107 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +12
    General CommentYeah this song wasnt made for twilight. It annoys me that everyone thinks that. This song is about heroine. Really listen to the lyrics.
    MirraLivyon September 13, 2011   Link
  • +10
    General CommentThis song makes me thing of the slow deterioration/destruction of a person like the first commenter stated; however I don't think of James/Bella/Edward at all.

    The song is a great song without twilight; so without twilight, my interpretation is a conflict between a person and thier addiction. from the 'drugs' point of view.

    "I won't soothe your pain
    I won't ease your strain
    You'll be waiting in vain
    I've got nothing for you to gain

    I'm taking it slow
    Feeding my flame
    Shuffling the cards of your game
    And just in time
    In the right place
    Suddenly I will play my ace"

    Its almost as if the drug is telling its user "You shouldnt take me, nnd if you decide to, eventually I will destroy you."

    anyways.. that probably doesnt make sense to anyone haha.
    its just what comes to me when I listen.
    thasamarooon December 09, 2008   Link
  • +7
    General CommentNo it's not written for the movie.

    Blue Foundation is a Danish band with three great albums behind them - especially recommedable is "Dead People's Choice" - the second album. The two first albums are more triphop-pish, where the third is more indierock/pop'ish

    Eyes on Fire, though, is from their 2007 album "Life of a Ghost", that debuted on the Danish charts in september 2007 - almost 1,5 years ago.

    Their biggest hit to date is the phenomenal song "As I moved on" - dont miss it :)
    Chatizon December 29, 2008   Link
  • +5
    General Commentthis song means nothing about twilight, at least not for me.

    This song is about a cunning, strong woman who wants payback for some reason or another. She waits patiently for her victim, making them think they have all the power and that it's their game. But in actuality this is all her creation. She doesn't care about them at all, or at least not anymore. And she manages to do all this with grace and dignity.
    Although there is a definite sad undertone to this song. As she gets rid of her foes, maybe she is finding that her life doesn't have that drive anymore. this has been her life's purpose for a while, but she can't let her enemies gain anything.

    hmm, i dunno, i'm not really sure.
    passionpiton July 10, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General Commentthis was not wrote for twilight! it came out wayyyyyy prior to the books. way prior to the movie. its supposedly about an assassination.
    jessicakemperon October 17, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song has nothing to do with Twilight, as it was written before the film even came out. Parallels to be made therefore seem irrelevant to me, as any connection is clearly a coincidence or a total leap made on the part of the analyzers...
    alrauneon February 05, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI really really hate, how this song has suddenly become just "OMFGZ THE TWILIGHT SONG I <3 EDWARD" It was not written for the movie, just btw. It was a great song before twilight, and I personally don't think the movie or book was that great. I'm not entirely sure what its about, it seems to say they arent intimidated, and wont be walked all over.
    savannahhhhon June 23, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Comment"it's not a twilight song, it just happens to be in the movie."

    the world doesn't revolve around twilight (contrary to popular belief, apparently) and so every song with a meaning that can be applied to the type of relationship/struggle that a character(s) in twilight may have doesn't mean that that song was written specifically for the movie (though it is true that some songs indeed were- it doesn't mean that EVERY SINGLE song is).

    the reason it's such a good song is because (besides the fact that it sounds beautifully haunting) it can be interpreted in many ways and can be related to several types of relationships. that's when you know it's a song worth putting on your ipod. their other albums are worth putting on there too, ya know.

    i also love how if this song wasn't on the twilight soundtrack, not a single one of you fans would have discovered it. i also LOVE how this is the only song anyone has really bothered to comment on when blue foundation has TONS of other music that is definitely equally as good as this song. take the opportunity to open your mind to new music, not just become obsessed with one song by one band because it was in your favorite movie of your favorite book.

    it makes me glad to know that an underground band such as blue foundation has reached a mass amount of people who could connect with it, but it disheartens me to know that that connection is related to a fictional thing. why not try to apply it to your own life or a real life situation? take something from this song that's a little deeper than angsty, moody, whiney, overdramatic, sparkly vampires who engage in emotionally abusive relationships with other angsty, moody, whiney, overdramatic, sparkly vampires and non-sparkly, extremely pale humans.
    jellaon December 14, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe writer of this song said this about it -

    Tobias gave me some intimate information about the origination of “Eyes on Fire,” revealing that it was not written for the soundtrack, rather has more humble beginnings:
    It really seems like the song was written for the movie, but it had not. It was written a year before in a cold, dark December night in Copenhagen in a very old and trashy house where I used to have my studio by Kirstine and me. I think the music and lyrics speak for itself, but I can tell you, I did the music in the hardest period in my life, struggling with relationship and suicidal thoughts. It was all about stand up against your demons and fight back, be strong. I think that’s the beauty about this song. It’s about anger and strength to fight back. Be strong and be able to continue to walk through the “desert”.
    Befuddledincon November 21, 2010   Link
  • +3
    My OpinionThis song was not written for Twilight. You guys keep saying that, but it wasn't. It is by a Danish band who probably had no idea what that movie was until they were asked if their song could be put into it. Can we please just enjoy and interprite the song as it is, and not with frilly sparkly vampires in mind?

    Now, I personally think this song is about two people in a battle of some sort. Like the hunter and the hunted (I'll seek you out, slay you alive). The hunted is trying to defend themself (I'm not scared of your stolen power) and the hunter is very adament on murdering the hunted because of some emotional reason. (I won't soothe your pain, I won't ease your strain.) The hunted is trying to convince the hunter that it won't help to kill them. (I've got nothing for you to gain.) But because the hunter is so narrowminded on just killing the hunted, he becomes weak (Your spine is ablaze), and the hunted defeats him easily. (And just in time, In the right place, steadily emerging with grace.)

    That's what I think, anyway. :)
    Necromancer17on April 27, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain