"Burn Black" as written by Courtney M Love and Eric T. Erlandson....
Now you complain and say you want the keys
Over my dead body, baby, that's where they'll be
Forget-me-nots around your neck
You say you remember, baby, you forget

Hey hey, this much is true
I never trusted you
Hey hey, this much is true
Now I'd burn black for you

And I try just to forget
Never, I won't
Never, I won't
Never, ever, never

Saying things that you can't hear
My dumb mouth to your deaf ear
Gushing lump, a violent smear
My dumb mouth to your deaf ear

Hey hey, this much is true
I never twisted you
Hey hey, this much is true
Baby, I'd burn black for you

No, I won't go down to it
Never, I won't
Never, I won't
Never, I won't Never

Crawl right up the wall
Up the stairs and down your hall

Now you beg and you want me
Over my dead body, baby, that's where I'll be
And you laugh at my disease
While sugar runs from my arteries

Hey hey, this much is true
I never bothered you
Hey hey, this much is true
Baby, I'd burn black for you

And I try just to forget
Never, I won't
Never, I won't
Never, I won't
Never

Starts out like magic, some sick religion
That ain't no vulture, that's a fucking pigeon
She's got vultures in her hair
And blood and feathers, they are everywhere
You want retreat, filthy and deep
A dead moon, a drunken seed
Baby, there is a room full of death and whores and truth
And I am waiting in that room
And I am sorry I did that for you
It's all whores, it's all pain
It's all disease, man, it's all the same
My little Judas, my little twin
Where you start, that's where I begin
She said, "I want it NOW!"


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"Burn Black" as written by Eric T. Erlandson Courtney M Love

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  • +3
    General Commentabirdnamedsloth shut up. Take your conspiracy theories and shove it up your ass. Anyway this song is about a relationship gone sour, and ends with the woman doing some sort of voodoo.
    have2mintson December 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthere are other msg boards for this sort of thing you know.
    ladyboygrrlon June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favourite hole song. i'm not really sure what its about....i just love the line 'hey hey this much is true, baby i burn black for you'. it always makes me think of obsessive relationships, when you are so in love/obsessed with the other person that you would die for them
    ladyboygrrlon August 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI came here for the meaning of this song .. not people who should be put in a stray jacket .. wow

    ill try

    shell never allow this person to get control .she is still in need of revenge and is warning the person to stay away cause she still wont trust them and still holds hard feelings..No matter what she says the person is now just aiming to please to stick around but she wanted more .someone who actually tried etc..also she says how she could never get to him and now she is ..so i guess she feels a sense of satisfaction now ..i think she lost respect for this person and see them as a dissapointment and pathetic ..it sounds almost like she likes this little sick twisted game ..

    someone take stab at it please ? i am curious what this song means..
    NIKKIEon March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song basically sums up my last relationship.

    it seems to me that its about being in love with someone who hurts you, and the anger you feel because they betrayed you. its about revenge.
    angeldust_hearton March 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentangeldust_heart - Word. You hit the nail on the head and I do think it's as simple as that.
    pixidrizzlon June 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the part where she sings
    Starts out like magic, some sick religion
    That ain't no vulture, that's a f***ing pigeon
    She's got vultures in her hair
    And blood and feathers they are everywhere
    You want retreat
    They'll be deep
    Dig mine they choke and seep
    Baby there, there is a room
    Full of death and whores and truth
    I am waiting in that room
    I am dying in that room
    It's all hoarse, it's all pain
    It's all disease, man it's all the same
    My little judaist
    My little twin
    Where you start that's where the night begins
    She said, "I want it now"...
    ........... its makes me shake its so intense lol
    aufdermauron December 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about her and Kat Bjelland's (Babes In Toyland) falling out. They were pretty much best friends once a long long time ago, they were like sisters, twins..
    ("My little judaist
    My little twin")
    Couldn't be more obvious.
    kinderdollyon July 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the song, but completely unrelatedly:

    "f***ing pigeon"
    LOLOLOL only three people get this and we had this whole thing about it before i had even heard this song and hahahahahahah!
    basically pete doherty is the pigeon.
    he looks like one.
    with his chubby cheeks.
    yeah.
    :)
    icanfeelthesoilon December 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've also always though this was about Courtney's love/hate friendship with Kat Bjelland.
    sassynpunkon September 16, 2013   Link

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