You need your stars, even killers have prestige
Access to a living you will not see
24 boredom, I'm convicted instantly
Gorgeous poverty of created needs

Slash and burn
Kill to live
Kill for kicks
3rd world to the 1st
Kill to live

Worms in the garden more real than a McDonalds
Drain your blood and let the Exxon spill in
Look around here, you see nothing is very real
Chained to economy now famine has been

Slash and burn
Kill to live
Kill for kicks
3rd world to the 1st
Kill to live

That's all you need
That's all you need
That's all you need
That's all you need

Madonna drinks Coke and so you can too
Taste's real good not like a sweet poison should
Too much comfort to get decadent
Politics are dead things and God is safer sex

Slash and burn
Kill to live
Kill for kicks
3rd world to the 1st
Kill to live
Kill for kicks

Slash and burn
Kill to live
Kill for kicks
3rd world to the 1st
Kill to live

That's all you need
That's all you need
That's all you need
That's all you need



Lyrics submitted by ShiverForMe, edited by manic4manics


Slash N' Burn song meanings
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  • +2
    General Comment:It's about deforestation, apparently
    ShakerMaker1994on May 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Must be one of the classic riffs...amazing

    There's a bit of Guns N' Roses influence here too -- check the orgasmic little shrieks at the end, sound just like the ones in "Welcome to the Jungle". Even the name -- sounds like "Dust N' Bones" or the band's name itself (and Slash is the GnR guitarist). Also listen to "Another Invented Disease" off Generation Terrorists...as if that isn't a lost Appetite for Destruction track.

    Aside from the cribbing I love this song...can't get enough of it. old-school protest rock
    Cherub Rockon October 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:"Slash-and-burn is an agricultural technique which involves cutting and burning of forests or woodlands to create fields" according to Wikipedia, Slash N' Burn (spelt that way) was also a technique used in Vietnam by the US Army to - clear forests. But I don't think that necessarily means the song is about deforestration itself.

    It seems to be emptiness of today's 'culture' both in everday life and buisiness but that's just me reading into it, i have nothing to back that up.
    dwitefryon February 12, 2012   Link

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