If the throttle is pulled
Back to burn through the fuel
And the mix is just right
But the speed is too cruel
Then even the strongest
Will slowly burn into ashes
In the atmosphere

When you burn too fast
If you give it too much gas
Wave goodbye to it all
Oh how the mighty fall
Oh how the truth may slip
Tied to the breaking mast
When you burn too fast

Oh, you'll pay it in blood
That kerosene fuels the evil flame
Where they've forgotten your name
And you'll never last
And you'll die very young
When you burn too fast

And the promises,
They may or may not have made
Are just the needles sticking into your veins
Pumping all of their sick lies into you
Until you're stupid enough
To look the other way
When you burn too fast

When you walk that plank
When the stench gets rank
When their knuckles dig so deep in your back
You just turn the crank
It's when they bury you
They never cared for you
Just that you burn too fast

When they've bled you dry
And they cast you aside
Then they'll put out their hands to be friends
Like they never lied
When the last light glides
And you wave goodbye.

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    General CommentI think this one is kind of an extended metaphor that deals with both the concept of the album and people who take it too hard.
    What I mean is, Its about all those poets, musicians and others who do too much. They're so great, but they cant deal with all of what they're producing and they burn up. I guess my best example is the author Jack london. He wrote a LOT of stuff, and Is still known as a great author, but he died so young because he refused to take it easy somtimes.
    Dacfuon November 05, 2010   Link

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