Fire, fire, the bridge is on fire
Burning away your last connection
Fire, fire, our bridge is on fire
Your social skills resemble arson

You seem okay with this
So deleterious
Remorse for you is not an option

What’s the matter, Beavis?

Why you gotta burn, gotta burn it all down?

What’s the matter, Beavis?

Burning it all down
Burn down all the bridges

Fire, fire, shit’s on fire
Beavis sure do love his matches

Choking on the smoke from the fire you’ve started
Choking on the ash from the bridges you’ve burned

Daddy didn’t love you, gotta burn it all down
What’s the matter, Beavis?
Not the better brother, gotta burn it all down
What’s the matter, Beavis?
Why you gotta burn, gotta burn it all down?

Choking on the smoke from the fire you’ve started
Choking on the ash from the bridges you’ve burned


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    General CommentI was thinking this was a serious song at first, but I can't imagine somebody seriously attempting to insult somebody by calling them Beavis. Like what, did Butthead suddenly grow a conscience and decide to make him feel guilty for being a shit-starter?
    eksfaktron February 18, 2016   Link
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    General CommentOh, this is Queen B at her finest, cleaning out her closet and burning those bridges, reorganizing. She is quite the feisty thing. Too bad she is a Cancer zodiac, all those tears are sinking her ship but while she's going down at least she's able to watch the entertainment that Puscifer has for her, makes her laugh, helps with the depression she struggles with. Just leave her alone, she's probably rebuilding a home somewhere else other than with Puscifer these days, stiring up the shit she can't get rid of and trying to shift into a healthy stable state of love. She never meant to hurt anyone she was only trying to save herself.
    newyearssuckson February 25, 2016   Link
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    General CommentGuess you guys don't remember the early Beavis and Butthead. Beavis was obsessed with fire, and after some complaints this was censored. Beavis' "Fire! Fire" became more benign statements such as "Yeah! Yeah!"

    In short, the song is speaking to people that create such controversy around themselves that they are absorbed by it, and are defined by it. They produce nothing themselves, but are elevated only by fanning the flames and the problems of others. They are like Beavis, ready to embrace fire wherever it may start.
    MadWooteron April 02, 2016   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about someone who is suffering from the consequences of his own mistakes. Feeling alone after losing people to be more precise.

    “Fire, fire, the bridge is on fire
    Burning away your last connection
    Fire, fire, our bridge is on fire
    Your social skills resemble arson“

    Burning bridges means eliminating any possibilities of return. The social skills of the protagonist (let's call him Beavis from now on) seem to have him left alone and without any friends to return to.

    “You seem okay with this
    So deleterious
    Remorse for you is not an option“

    Beavis is stubborn and not willing to apologise even. He won't show no remorse, considering it a weakness, even though he is clearly feeling bad as one of the following lines will show.

    “Beavis sure do love his matches“

    One of the protagonists of the well-known tv show “Beavis and Butthead“ seemed to be obsessed with fire and arson making the name a fitting choice for the Beavis of this song.

    “Choking on the smoke from the fire you’ve started
    Choking on the ash from the bridges you’ve burned“

    This is where we can certainly say that Beavis is in fact the one suffering the most from his own mistakes. The bridges he has burned/relationships he destroyed have led to him being alone and depressed. Still he won't admit that he was wrong.

    nowormatallon September 27, 2016   Link

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