"Set The World On Fire" as written by Jeffrey Bruce Waters and Coburn Pharr....
I shall give the vision of what is meant to be
All you have to know is that I hold the master key
I know your weakness and I can see your pain
You scream deliverance and I will pave the way

I'll set the world on fire
It's your time to retire
Because sooner or later
You're going to meet your maker

I'll give you what I think is best and what I know is right
And those who follow me, I'll give you strength and might
You pledge allegiance and I'll prevent your fall
I am your leader and know I'll rule you all

I'll set the world on fire
It's your time to retire
Because sooner or later
You're going to meet your maker

Your people are dying
Your people are crying out
That you must go down
Down, down, down, you must go down
Lets take them down
Now that it's over and all is said and done
You've turned the sky to black, no sign of the sun
Do you think the free world is going to wish you well
No god can save you now, you're going straight to hell

We've set your world on fire
You are now retired
Because sooner or later
We have to meet our maker
Set the world on fire


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"Set the World On Fire" as written by Jeffrey Bruce Waters Coburn Pharr

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    General CommentKickass song. I think the lyrics are about how leaders of war exploit their soldiers to freely wage war, taking full control of them and using them as nothing but mindless tools that are going to die sooner or later.

    From the pre-solo bridge and to the end, though, I think the lyrics could be from the soldiers' perspective, that the people are fed up with how they are treated, creates an uprising towards the leaders and overthrow them. Alternatively, the whole song could just be from the eyes of the war leaders, and in the end the soldiers are made into scapegoats for the war.
    Rusty Diamondson November 26, 2009   Link

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