"Burn" as written by Robert Williams, Orlando Jahlil Tucker, Sean Michael Anderson and Alexander Izquierdo....
"Don't look don't look" the shadows breathe
Whispering me away from you
"Don't wake at night to watch her sleep
You know that you will always lose
This trembling
Adored
Tousled bird mad girl"
But every night I burn
But every night I call your name
Every night I burn
Every night I fall again

"Oh don't talk of love" the shadows purr
Murmuring me away from you
"Don't talk of worlds that never were
The end is all that's ever true
There's nothing you can ever say
Nothing you can ever do"
Still every night I burn
Every night I scream your name
Every night I burn
Every night the dream's the same
Every night I burn
Waiting for my only friend
Every night I burn
Waiting for the world to end

"Just paint your face" the shadows smile
Slipping me away from you
"Oh it doesn't matter how you hide
Find you if we're wanting to
So slide back down and close your eyes
Sleep a while
You must be tired"
But every night I burn
Every night I call your name
Every night I burn
Every night I fall again
Every night I burn
Scream the animal scream
Every night I burn
Dream the crow black dream

Dream the crow black dream


Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by JudasDenied

"Burn" as written by Glenn Hughes Ritchie Blackmore

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +4
    General CommentThe song was written specifically for the movie. Robert Smith actually read The Crow comic books while he was penning it. There are lines taken from the comic that are not distinctly mentioned in the movie:

    scream the animal scream

    and...

    dream the crow black dream

    It's quite literally about Eric Draven of the comic books, and I think it's quite commendable that The Cure chose to use the actual comic material in writing it. But generally, I see this song as one as despair. There is no hope glimmering through these lines, it just represents a miserable existence thrust upon the subject of the song. It's loneliness, it's pain, it's fury. No wonder it suits The Crow so perfectly.
    Chouzanon July 27, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is very powerful. I listen to this song constantly and it is this song that got me listening to The Cure. They rock. I just need to get an album of theirs.....
    theillusionaryon November 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song, it is so goth, lol
    quiffpornon October 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI LVOE THAT SONG SOOO MCUH I JUST FOUND OUT IT WAS THE CURE AS IVE HEARD IT ON THE CROW BUT COULD NEVER FIGURE OUT WHO IT WAS
    i_hanged_myselfon November 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song (like I love all The Cure's stuff), but I've never seen Crow. Since all of you guys seem to like it so much, maybe I'll watch it..!
    muffinheadon January 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti was sooo into the crow......i saw the movie for the first time on oct 30,1994....the day in the movie....and the cure made it better.....i read the comic....cure puns...and cure songs in it....very sad story....very meaningful....but i guess pain.....helps us create...only thing i can add is james o barr last i knew lives in detriot....if u ever read this james.....sorry for what happened to you....
    suicidemoonon July 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    taxidermyjerkfaceon December 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song's great. Heard it 1st on "The Crow" (great film!!) and loved it since :)
    Drarokon April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it
    wendyclearon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first time I heard this song I cryed my eyes out. I heard it on this tape my ex-boyfriend made for me, he said he put it on there because it reminded him of when he'd think of me whe he'd go to sleep at nite. The lyrics fit our relationship very well thats why it's signifacant to me.
    Tear-Covered-Pillowon May 23, 2002   Link

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