Burning Desire was released September 2012. It is the official song to the Jaguar Campaign. It also featured on the Born to Die: Paradise Edition as a bonus track to iTunes customers who pre-ordered...
Every Saturday night I get dressed up to ride for you, baby
Cruising down the street on Hollywood and Vine for you, baby
I drive fast, wind in my hair, push it to the limits 'cause I just don't care
You ask me where I've been?
I been everywhere
I don't wanna be no where but here (Come on tell me boy)

I've got a burning desire for you, baby
(I've got a burning desire, come on tell me boy)
I've got a burning desire for you, baby
(I've got a burning desire, come on tell me boy)

I drive fast, wind in my hair, push it to the limits 'cause I just don't care
I've got a burning desire for you, baby
(I've got a burning desire)

Every Saturday night I seem to come alive for you, baby
Santa Monica, I'm racing in the lights for you, baby
I drive fast, radio blares, have to touch myself to pretend you're there
Your hands were on my hips, your name is on my lips
Over over again, like my only prayer
(Come on tell me boy)

I've got a burning desire for you, baby
(I've got a burning desire, come on tell me boy)
I've got a burning desire for you, baby
(I've got a burning desire, come on tell me boy)

I drive fast, wind in my hair, push it to the limits 'cause I just don't care
I've got a burning desire for you, baby
(I've got a burning desire)

I'm driving fast, flash, everyone knows it
I'm trying to get to you, baby
I'm feeling scared and you know it

I'm driving fast, flash, everyone knows it
I'm trying to get to you, baby
I'm feeling scared and you know it

I'm driving fast, flash, everyone knows it
I'm trying to get to you, baby
I'm feeling scared and you know it

I'm driving fast, flash, everyone knows it
I'm trying to get to you, baby
I'm feeling scared and you know it

I've got a burning desire for you, baby
(I've got a burning desire, come on tell me boy)
I've got a burning desire for you, baby
(I've got a burning desire, come on tell me boy)

I drive fast, wind in my hair, push it to the limits 'cause I just don't care
I've got a burning desire for you, baby
(I've got a burning desire)


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"Burning Desire" as written by Justin Parker Elizabeth Grant

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  • +3
    General CommentI love how there is a double interpretation to the lyrics. On one side she is relating to her new, fast, fascinating car, but on the other side she is hiding once again a relationship, man between the lines. While reading the lyrics, I either had an image about her driving alone in the car or her being with a guy but not inside the car. For some reason I can't imagine the two as a whole, combined big picture. Real creative.
    csillaTon October 10, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationIn very much of Lana's songs, she depicts herself as almost insane, and it gives her song a kind of haunting essence. In this song, I think she is saying, she is so in love, or maybe even so obsessed, with this man, she will do pretty much anything to get to him and be with him. She has a burining desire and need to be with him.

    "I've got a burnin' desire for you, baby. I drive fast, wind in my hair, push it to the limits cuz I just don't care."

    In this part, she is saying how much she feels the need to be his, so she will do ANYTHING, it doesnt matter, just as long as she gets to him. Also on that note, the lyrics:

    "I drive fast, flash, everyone knows it, I'm tryna get to you baby, I'm feeling scared and you know it"

    she is also explaining how much she wants this man. I also think she might be afraid of how much she wants to be with him.
    eliseclairon June 07, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNo. this is more deep that just a relationship. Way more deep. First of all this song was made just to launch a new car, i don't know if you have seen the video but i think the car company payed her to make a song for the ad.

    Second of all, one of lana's favorite books is "think and grow rich" by napoleon hill. I haven't read all of it but the book talks about how if you think of something a lot it becomes your reality and that theory is called "burning desire" they actually describe it like that "burning desire" so she took it from that book and made the song because it is an ambitious song i guess.

    sorry if i didnt describe the book well but it had something to do with god so i was not really interested while reading it but i do remember those words "burning desire"
    romysvobodaon September 07, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI got a burning desire.(to be naughty)
    At first I instantly thought of a race car. Evertime I play this in my car I want to drive fast!
    But then I listened more and more, and realized something. I could have sex to this song. I was hoping she was saying “Come on do me boy”, not come on tell me boy lol!!

    On the other side, it sounds like she is a booty call. “Every Saturday night I get dressed up to ride for you babe”. She gets dressed up in her best attire just for him.
    She pushes it to the limits, because she feels she is that “bad ass bitch”, that “Jessica Rabbit” with a pistol on her thigh every man secretly desires. But she also has the burning desire to just be loved by him. Because she thinks about him when she touches herself, and she calls out his name when he touches her. “Have to touch myself to pretend you're there. Your hands were on my hips; your name is on my lips, over again, like my only prayer. That’s why she is chasing him; she loves it, maybe even a little too much. “I’m driving fast, flash, everyone knows it I’m trying to get to you babe I’m feeling scared and you know it.”
    PlayGalaon December 02, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song is about sex and that's it. She's being coy by turning it into something like driving in a fast car but I think that's just another description for wanting to f*ck.
    shewolf80on January 21, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThere are a lot of ways this song can be interpreted, but I think it's pretty straight forward. No mystery here. This song is clearly about the time that Elvis Presley shoved his veined and swollen blood bomber into Ann-Margret's winkin' pink brownie cake, pulled out a big fat pitted cherry, and shot cream filling all over the wet, pendulous lard bags on her chest.
    hudsterboyon January 10, 2015   Link

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