"Fire Bomb" as written by James Edward Ii Fauntleroy, Brian Kennedy Seals and Robyn R. Fenty....
Yeah woah

Gunfire left a hole in the tank, losing gasoline
Fire is on my trail and he's after me
Hope it don't get here before I get where I'm going
I gotta get where I'm going, take off my mask to breathe
You could've been a part of a masterpiece
Fluid in the brakes was the last to leak
That's the thing

Where I'm going I don't need my brakes
Can't wait to see your face
When your front windows break
And I come crashing through

The lovers need to clear the road-oh-oh, oh oh
'Cause this thing is ready to blow-oh-oh, oh oh
I just wanna set you on fire so I won't have
To burn alone, then you
Then you'll know where I'm coming from
Fire bomb
Fire bomb

Seems cold but baby no it doesn't have to be
Microwaving a metal tragedy
Watching it burning, it's beautiful and it's blue
And it's pitiful when it's through, it's the other half of me
I didn't do it you lit the match for me
Now we're flying from the blast baby
That's the thing

Where I'm going I don't need my brakes
Can't wait to see your face
When your front windows break
And I come crashing through

The lovers need to clear the road-oh-oh, oh oh
'Cause this thing is ready to blow-oh-oh, oh oh
I just wanna set you on fire so I won't have
To burn alone, then you
Then you'll know where I'm coming from
Fire bomb
Fire bomb

Baby we were killin' em
They couldn't handle the millionth, degree
We were criminals
'Cause we were burning, the world called the police
Fire department, ambulance
You can call me crazy
'Cause I believe the only move for me and you
Is to go out blazing

The lovers need to clear the road-oh-oh, oh oh
'Cause this thing is ready to blow-oh-oh, oh oh
I just wanna set you on fire so I won't have
To burn alone, then you
Then you'll know where I'm coming from
Fire bomb
(Oh oh oh)
Fire bomb


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"Fire Bomb" as written by James Fauntleroy Robyn Fenty

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  • +2
    General CommentI think... I think this is about a woman scorned that decided to commit revenge by killing herself and the person who wronged her because she is so tired.

    Gunfire left a hole in the tank,losing gasoline
    (she wants fuel to leak so that when she ignites it it will explode)
    Fire is on my trail, and hes after me
    Hope they don't get here
    Before I get where I'm going,
    I gotta get where I'm going
    Take off my mask to breathe

    (she wants emergency services to arrive at the scene when she is dead already because she is so tired of life and cant see another way out)

    You could've been a part of a masterpiece
    Fluid in the brakes was the last to leak
    (she has also damaged the brakes so they wont work when the driver tries to stop the car)

    That's the thing
    Where I'm going I don't need my breaks
    Cant wait to see your face when your front windows break
    And I come crashing through

    (and the accident will be the driver running over Rihanna and her smashing through the windscreen and they both die in the fire caused by leaking fuel)


    And the rest of the song basically goes through the scene of the accident and how Rihanna would find the scene beautiful because it would be the end of her suffering and also she's putting the blame on her man for making her do it! And she describes how lovely their lives were to the outside world yet between the two everything was too much and they couldnt handle it.

    I love this song !
    ilviveon December 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy interpretation of it is that the song is about the demise about a relationship but it was brought about by extrinsic factors which should not have affected the relationship. The lyric "We were killing them" shows the strength of feeling - an all consuming passionate romance, which others could not tolerate for whatever reason. "for me and you to go out blazing" signifies Rihanna's mind set that she is determined to try, despite others' objections, and endure the consequences - for the sake of the potential rapture. To me, I believe it could be about a young love. Two teenagers told they're being silly, his parents more assertive and denying him the right to see his love. This song is her pleading to him to try. "Gunfire" being the continual sniping of their parents; "left a hole in the tank" means their parents got to them and eventually the love which was there seemed to ebb away.

    Awesome song. Should be releaesed as a single.
    0108283on January 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningi think that the song is about a relationship that ended and the person didnt want it to end.
    were it says its pityfull and blue thats the other side of me i didnt light the match you did (not word to word) this tells us that she didnt want the relationship to end but the other person ended it.
    Also where it says "i just want to set you on fire so i don't have to burn alone" she wants him to feel the pain she is feeling because she doesnt want to feel it by herself and whats to be with him.
    The song also tells us that they had a good relationship and people were jelous/ wanting a relationship like it (where it says baby we were killin' them they couldnt handle the millionth degree)
    Also we know she thinks thier relationship could of gone far because it says "you could of been part of a masterpiece" which tells us she thought thier relationship could of been amazing/good.
    rihannalover2010on August 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGunfire left a hole in the tank, losing gasoline
    Fire is on my trail and he's after me
    Hope it don't get here before I get where I'm going
    I gotta get where I'm going, take off my mask to breathe
    You could've been a part of a masterpiece
    Fluid in the brakes was the last to leak, that's the thing

    Where I'm going I don't need my brakes
    Can't wait to see your face
    When your front windows break
    And I come crashing through
    The lovers need to clear the road, ohh
    'Cause this thing is ready to blow, ohh

    I just wanna set you on fire so I won't have to burn alone
    Then you, then you'll know where I'm coming from
    Fire bomb
    Fire bomb

    Seems cold but, baby, know it doesn't have to be
    Microwaving a metal tragedy
    Watching you burnin', it's beautiful and it's blue
    And it's pitiful when it's through, it's the other half of me
    I didn't do it, you lit the match for me
    Now we're flying from the blast, baby, that's the thing

    Where we're going we don't need no brakes
    Can't wait to see your face
    When your front windows break
    And I come crashing through
    The lovers need to clear the road, ohh
    'Cause this thing is ready to blow, ohh

    I just wanna set you on fire so I won't have to burn alone
    Then you, then you'll know where I'm coming from
    Fire bomb
    Fire bomb

    Baby, we were killing 'em
    They couldn't handle the millionth degree
    We were criminals as we were burning the world
    Call the police, fire department, ambulance
    You call me crazy 'cause I believe the only move
    For me and you is to go out blazing
    The lovers need to clear the road, ohh
    'Cause this thing is ready to blow, ohh

    I just wanna set you on fire so I won't have to burn alone
    Then you, then you'll know where I'm coming from
    Fire bomb
    Fire bomb
    zclin1on January 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment(Yeah)
    (Whoa)

    Gunfire left a hole
    in the tank, losing gasoline
    Fire is on my trail,
    and hes after me
    Hope they don't get here
    Before I get where I'm going,
    I gotta get where I'm going
    Take off my mask to breathe

    You could've been a apart of a masterpiece
    Fluid in the breaks
    was the last to leak
    That's the thing
    Where I'm going
    I don't need my breaks
    Cant wait to see your face
    When your front windows break
    And I come crashing through

    The lovers need to clear the road
    Oh, oh, oh,
    Oh, oh, oh
    'Cause this thing is ready to blow
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh,
    I just wanna set you on fire
    So I don't have to burn alone
    Then you
    Then you'll know where
    I'm coming from
    Fire bomb
    Fire bomb

    Scenes go,
    but baby, no,
    it doesn't have to be
    Microwavin',
    I'm at a tragedy
    Watching it burning,
    its beautiful and its blue
    and its pitiful
    and its through
    its the other half of me

    I didn't do it
    You lit the match for me
    Now we're flying from the blast, baby
    That's the thing
    Where were going
    we don't need no breaks
    Cant wait to see your face
    when your front windows break
    And I come crashin' through

    The lovers need to clear the road
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    'Cause this thing is ready to blow
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    I just wanna set you on fire
    so I wont have to burn alone
    Then you,
    then you'll know where
    I'm coming from
    Fire bomb
    Fire bomb

    Baby, we were killing them
    They couldn't handle
    the millionth degree
    We were criminals
    'Cause we were burning,
    the world called the police
    Fire department, ambulance
    You call me crazy
    'Cause that would be the only move
    for me and you
    is to go out blazin'

    The lovers need to clear the road
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh, oh
    'Cause this thing is ready to blow
    Oh, oh, oh
    Oh, oh oh
    I just wanna set you on fire
    So I wont have to burn alone
    Then you,
    then you'll know where
    I'm coming from
    Fire bomb
    Oh, oh, oh
    Fire bomb
    paola1414on November 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationTo me, this song is about a girl who's very eccentric, misunderstood or has a very high temper ("Then you'll know where I'm coming from/Firebomb", "You can call me crazy") who was loved by a boy until he started to judge her and/or started going against her. ("Fire is on my trail,
    and he's after me", "The lovers need to clear the road/'Cause this thing is ready to blow")

    I don't know, that's what I think XD. It's a good song - one of my favorites off her new album!
    reikanobutushion December 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCould be about her crashing her car into the person's house, could be about her breaking that person's windows, could be about getting into a accident (with her intent). It's definitely about revenge/homicide, though.
    rockwitchuon December 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really just think it's about the demise of a relationship. It's all broken down.

    I love this verse:

    Baby, we were killing them
    They couldn't handle
    the millionth degree
    We were criminals
    'Cause we were burning,
    the world called the police
    Fire department, ambulance
    You call me crazy
    'Cause that would be the only move
    for me and you
    is to go out blazin'

    because it tells of the strength they had as a couple, such a strong couple that when they fell apart, it was made a huge deal of (is to go out blazin')

    Best song off Rated R.
    hayles89on December 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI agree with the person above that said this is about the demise of a
    relationship.


    - [Gunfire left a hole in the tank]
    Something caused damage to the relationship
    [losing gasoline]
    and now it's losing its strength or life power.

    - [Fire is on my trail and it's after me]
    The she-person singing sees the approaching decline
    or end of the relationship, which chases her.

    - [Hope it don't get here before I get where I'm going
    I gotta get where I'm going
    Take off my mask to breathe ]
    Unsure how to interpretate these sentences. Maybe she
    wants to run away for the approaching end and is still in some
    sort of denial phase?

    - [You could've been a part of a masterpiece
    Fluid in the breaks was the last to leak
    That's the thing ]
    Maybe these sentences signify that everything could
    have been perfect in the relationship, but the lovers
    didn't know when to stop and continued their already
    poisened relationship.

    -[Where I'm going, I don't need my brakes
    Can't wait to see your face
    When your front windows break
    And I come crashing through]
    She's lost all hesitation and wants to get rid
    of the other half in the relationship and their
    shared memories.

    -[The lovers need to clear the road
    Cause this thing is ready to blow]
    Quite obvious, the relationship is at a dead
    end and it's only a matter of time before the
    whole thing 'blows' up and the 'lovers' are gone.

    -[I just wanna set you on fire
    So I won't have to burn alone
    Then you'll know where I'm coming from
    Fire bomb]
    This part sounds quite bitter. As if she wants
    to put the other person through the same pain
    as she is, so that the other half knows what she
    is going through.

    The rest of the song is pretty much a repetition
    and confirmation of the above. Sounds like the
    relationship was passionate [they couldn't handle
    the millionth degree, we were criminals, as we
    were burning], but has come to a painful end now as well.

    Lovely song btw. Couldn't make out the lyrics when I first
    heard the song, but looking at these lines, I appreciate the
    music even more. :)



    Sarah_no1on December 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I just wanna set you on fire so I won't have to burn alone Then you'll know where Im coming from"
    Fucking love that line, definately think it means she wants to make him love her and then hurt him, just how hes made her fall in love with him and then hurt her, so he can feel how it feels too. Sort of thing :)
    IHXXXon February 08, 2010   Link

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