"Burn To Shine" as written by and Ben Harper....
We made love until we cried and cried ourselves to laughter
Laughed until we realize our hearts were struck were fear
How in just a moments time could one see for ever after
I gently lie beside of you and dream away my tears

Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine
Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine

Funny things you learn from your mama, like the way to throw your head back
When your swallowing pills
Funny things you learn from your papa, like when you're talking you just can't
Keep your hands still

But that was now and this is then
It never lasts for long
How I miss the good old days; but I'm so glad they're gone

Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine
Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine

I'd like to spend the time that you would like to spend with me
So that you could help me out with my dependency
Cause I'm hopelessly addicted, addicted to your sorrow
Makes me never wanna work, beg or borrow

Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine
Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine


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"Burn to Shine" as written by Ben C Harper

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    General Commentsome kind of destructive love
    the_lizardon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTo me it seems that the girl (or significant other) is a bit...self destructive and depressed.

    "Funny things you learn from your mama, like the way to throw your head back when your swallowing pills
    Funny things you learn from your papa, like when you're talking you just can't keep your hands still"

    Obviously she pops pills and is either a bit nervous or hits (the hand still bit)

    "I'd like to spend the time that you would like to spend with me
    So that you could help me out with my dependancy
    'Cause I'm hoplessly addicted, addicted to your sorrow
    Makes me never wanna work, beg or borrow"

    He wants to spend all his time with her to 'fix her' and make her feel better, make her feel loved

    And he knows to do that they're gonna have to go through some baggage and hard time but they're gonna burn to shine. They're gonna go through hell and back to be ok.

    Yeah.

    Sap.
    TiggerLilyon March 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI just think of it as a young love song..a bittersweet love. But i don't know about the pill popping. I think it just refers to how how well he knows her. Either way the music is great...and is my official driving with the top off the jeep song.
    Ondisplayon March 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with ondisplay...

    i love this song its so groovy!!!
    Herenionon October 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBurn to Shine: The upward energy of Fire rages upward and then begins to spin, just as the rising hot air and smoke swirl, building Earth energy.
    I have Jeep also!!! :)
    vixenatoron August 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe video for this is totally BA
    viper1aaon January 18, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationthe video is very kickass. i think the song is about weed, or the band must have at least smoked some when they collaborated.
    beyondthestarson March 13, 2009   Link

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