"The Burning Spear" as written by Robert Bert, Kim A. Godron, Thurston J. Moore and Lee M. Ranaldo....
I'm not afraid to say I'm scared
In my bed I'm deep in prayer
I trust the speed I love the fear
The music comes
The burning spear


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"The Burning Spear" as written by Lee M. Ranaldo Kim A. Godron

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  • +1
    General Commentprobably one of 2 things but could be many,
    1) insanity - as soooo many early sonic youth songs were about this it would be suggested that this is a default guess.
    2) night mares (or night scares) being scared lying in bed, imagining somethings in the room, praying for it to go away but still getting a kick out of it.
    Mytherlieon September 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about sex. Scared to have sex. Maybe losing one's virginity or having sex with someone for the first time with that specific person. Obviously they're in bed. Trusting the speed, loving the fear. The music is the passion/orgasm/etc. The burning spear - his genitals are on fire ;-)
    dodgethebulleton August 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love early Sonic Youth
    tsugumion December 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor me is song always makes me want a smoke and I normally am when I'm listening to it around 5 to 6 in the morning

    The burning spear is a ciggy to me heh
    No Doves Fly Hereon January 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentProbably this is about being afraid of the world, once the TV shows us everyday terrible things and we end up being overly afraid of be killed, stalked and all this kind of things... Isn't it right?
    Saraivaon February 04, 2013   Link

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