"Burn Baby Burn" as written by and Tim Wheeler....
You're all I have in this teenage twilight
Your golden hair and pale blue eyes
But through all the days
And the sleepless nights
We have never been satisfied
Tumbling like the leaves
We are spiraling on the breeze
Almost to the point of no return
Everything will burn baby burn

Look into my tired eyes
See someone you don't recognize
Binds that can't be untied
This is slow suicide
Feelings that I can't disguise
Never will be reconciled
Something inside has died

You walk like you're in a daze
Unresponsive eyes in a distant gaze
Like all the good times have flown away
And their memory leaves a bitter taste
Tumbling like the leaves
We are spiraling on the breeze
Destructive love is all we have
Destructive love is all I am

Look into my tired eyes
See someone you don't recognize
Binds that can't be untied
This is slow suicide
Feelings that I can't disguise
Never will be reconciled
Something inside has died

Vicious bitter words
Becoming more and more cruel
But you always take me back
And let me lick your wounds

Tumbling like the leaves
We are spiraling on the breeze
Almost to the point of no return
Everything will burn baby burn

Look into my tired eyes
See someone you don't recognize
Binds that can't be untied
This is slow suicide
Feelings that I can't disguise
We're living in a compromise
Something inside has died


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"Burn Baby Burn" as written by Anthony Campbell Thomas Wheeler

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    General CommentThis song is actually about a relationship where they have pre-maritial relations (otherwize known as sex). Burn Baby Burn, referring to the old catholic view of hell, and since pre-maritial relations are considered sinful, the meaning is cleared. "Look into my tired eyes, see someone you don't recognized" means that sex has changed everything in this relationship, making it tiring, and changing him forever. "This is slow suicide" means this will just degrade slowly and slowly forever and ever. The first few lines are describing his desperatness, and the girl. "We Have Never been satisfied" Means that this relationship already hasn't given them anything they were expecting. "Tumbling like the leaves" well, is self explanitory (after reading the above). "Feelings that I can't disguise
    and never will be reconciled
    Oh something inside has died" means that it's loveless, and what he's done he can't hide, nor will he ever feel better about it, and that something inside is that innocents virginity has in it.
    "You walk like you're in a daze
    unresponcive eyes in a distant gaze
    like all the good times we've thrown away
    and the memory leaves a bitter taste"
    This states that that they threw away everything for the instant gratification, and the fact he's done this just gets sickening, and the distant daze line means about the worrying that she may have ruined her life by this action.
    "Almost to the point of no return" means they almost got married (sex is generally something you do when you are married), a point of no return, but they never thought about or got hitched.
    Silentpunk000on September 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI first heard this when I was in Italy last summer-- I love this song.. it got me hooked onto Ash's music. I can't find their latest album anywhere tho... it's kinda disappointing.
    noairplaneson May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis album isn't available domestic (yet, at least). you should be able to order the import in stores though.
    it's an excellent album, good for the summer.
    starlesson June 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentum. i think the verse should go "yeah we are spiralling on the breeze" , "binds that can't be untied", "vicious bitter words, becoming more and more cruel" right :) ash rocks.
    kleenex.on June 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe latest ash album, free all angels, comes out june 25... it will have the 13 songs like the european version, plus three extra tracks, the first 75,000 copies also come with a DVD with some of ash's music videos... ash definitely rocks.
    angelinterceptor3on June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell i like poetry, so i like lyrics a lot of songs....

    "But through all the days and sleepness nights
    we have never been satisfied
    Tumble like the leaves
    Yeah, we must fly on the autumn breeze"

    I know the feeling of never being satisfied

    well here is a poem i wrote....

    "walk around and what is ever found
    my words are deaf and my voice wasn't found
    no one needs to know, i need to know
    anyone would and you should, know

    broken apart we should have a new start
    i can't put it in words that's why
    breaking against my inner wall...
    torn asunder ripped from under
    flipped around melted down into the ground

    wrote a poem to somehow condone my broken home..
    left alone
    thanks for being there....where am I?
    some tough times is all
    went out to the concert

    disregard

    i once wrote a poem about love...
    then i realized my folly

    i think way to much but that happens when everything is left to imagination
    just called in and now i go
    waited in the line

    after all everything matters when it is all important"

    Superchristian6on June 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually...I do believe the lyrics are right the way that they are.
    Ash is so awesome.
    EnjOy IncUbuson June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEven tho it's on MTV I still like it...
    *SweetxWhitexLies*on July 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell I kinda look at it as a song about long distance relationships and the strain that it puts on the two people.. Though the two may care about eachother, the difficulty and the frustration of not being with one another takes a toll on them emotionally and mentally.. I think the line "we have never been satisfied" is a good example of this because with most long distance relationships, though there is a lot of love, the satisfaction will never be there since everyday contact is practically impossible.. But if you listen on, the line "this is a slow suicide" can be looked at like this... The people love eachother, but it hurts to be such a great distance away.. They love eachother to the point where they don't want to let go even though it may be for the best.. Well, at least that's what I think.. Let me know what you guys think.. It pisses me off that Ash isn't listened to by more people.. They are a kick ass band with so much talent.. Who gives a rats ass if they are on MTV or not.. They have the abilities and music, and should be everywhere.. Maybe then the world would stop being so shallow..
    Thorattackon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentU ppl are taking this thing too far, over analyzing it, takin the fun outta the listening of the song. I don't care about the meaning of what the song is, its probably about his first girlfriend or sumin, i just want to sing along!
    kschoicefan88on July 28, 2002   Link

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