"Fever" as written by and Brian Burton Patrick Carney....
Fever where'd you run to
Fever where'd you run to
Acting out of certainty
A fever let me live a dream
Fever, how much slept on
No one misbehave too
Fever let me sun screw
Wouldn't leave you if I could
Fever

Fever 'cause I’m breaking
Fever got me aching
Fever how will you explain
Break it down again
Fever got me guilty
Just go ahead and kill me
Fever how will you explain
Break it down again

Fever can you hear me
Fever can you hear me
You shook me like I never been
Now show me how to love again

It used to be a blessing
But fever got me stressing
Realizing I am the played
But fever let me play the game

Fever 'cause I’m breaking
Fever got me aching
Fever how will you explain
Break it down again
Fever got me guilty
Just go ahead and kill me
Fever why won't you explain
Break it down again

Loud if the cold get loud in your eyes
Because oh so rising rise
You know not to leave her
Loud if the cold get loud in your eyes
Because oh so rising rise
You know not leave her
Fever


Lyrics submitted by AncesTTraL, edited by carl7967, AliceParker

"Fever" as written by Daniel Auerbach Brian Joseph Burton

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  • +3
    My OpinionFans are the sometimes the worst enemy of the group

    when a writer (or a band) wants to try new or different stuff the fans (some at least) freak! "They are selling out!" is always the cry . . . good for these guys!

    Maybe they just wanna follow the "fever" - "write it, record it, perform it" . . . fever = passion
    clarkhudgenson May 04, 2014   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationOkay I've thought this song through, and I can say this song is a story:

    Please note: "Fever" is the person's passion or dreams

    Fever where'd you run to - He didn't pursue his dreams
    Fever where'd you run to
    Acting right Is so routine - His current life is boring
    A fever let me live a dream - his "fever" let him live life greatly, but alas he didn't choose it
    Fever, how much slept too - he never chooses to pursue it
    No one misbehave too - going along with his life being boring
    Fever let me sun screw - this means he's asking himself to pursue his dreams
    Wouldn't leave you if I could - he still will never stop thinking about his dreams
    Fever - puts emphasize on how important it is, like "oh, fever"

    Fever 'cause I’m breaking - he pursued his dreams, and now he hates it
    Fever got me aching - same thing
    Fever how will you explain - he's confused, he loves this dream but he hates it
    Break it down again - same thing
    Fever got me guilty - he loves and hates his dreams, and it makes him sad
    Just go ahead and kill me - he doesn't know what to do with his life
    Fever how will you explain
    Break it down again

    Fever can you hear me - he still wants to pursue his dreams
    Fever can you hear me
    You shook me like I never been - he is stunned by not having anything to appreciate
    Now show me how to love again - he wants to try pursue his dreams again

    It used to be a blessing - he loved his dreams
    But fever got me stressing - now it's to much work and pressure
    Realizing I am the played - this passion isn't what he thought it would be
    But fever let me play the game - still wants to pursue it

    Fever 'cause I’m breaking
    Fever got me aching
    Fever how will you explain
    Break it down again
    Fever got me guilty
    Just go ahead and kill me
    Fever why won't you explain
    Break it down again

    Now if the cold pale light in her eyes - his dream is tiring out altogether
    Reaches those horizon lines - he's becoming uninterested
    You know not to leave her - he STILL won't leave it for good
    Now If the cold pale light in her eyes
    Reaches those horizon lines
    You know not leave her
    Fever

    Someone needs to fix the lyrics...
    jackson109on December 29, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou can see it as dreams, you can see it as drugs controlling him
    kpeepsazon April 20, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationfrom what I can tell, this song Is about someone who gave up on their dreams to do something else, although I'm still iffy on some of the lyrics, but why I think this is that the so called 'fever' is that persons dreams.
    jackson109on November 15, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics in the first verse are off. It's "Acting right is so routine", not "acting out of certainty", and it's "fever that misunderstood", not "fever let me sun screw". Hope that clears up interpretation confusion as "sun screw" has no meaning, it is a pure nonsense phrase.

    The meaning of this song could be related to the lead singer's divorce. The "fever" would be his wife, who's presence in his life used to be everything he lived for, but is now a curse. "Fever got me guilty","Fever got me stressing, realize I am to blame"- Her demands are making him feel terrible about living his life and pursuing his music career.
    AliceParkeron November 02, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI honestly perceive it as the "fever" is his significant other...
    He's begging throughout the song then towards the end he tells himself "you know not to leave her.. fever" therefore no matter how much pain and agony he's going through he wont leave her, making "her" the "fever"
    alyssia106on February 09, 2016   Link

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