No junk food, just earthly goods
I ate weird berries in the woods
Now I'm seeing colors, I'm getting higher
I think I'll start a forest fire

There's a forest fire climbin' the hill
Burning wealthy California homes
Better run run run run run run from the fire

But some of us stay and watch
And we think of your insurance costs
And we laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh at your lives

Windows covered with bars
Security guards
Is that a house or a fortress?
Against the rest of the world

Windows covered with bars
Security guards
Is that a house or a prison, how you gonna get out?

Electric bull and your tennis courts
Pink sports cars and your boats
Getting fried fried fried fried fried fried by the fire

Windows covered with bars
Floodlights for the yard
It's a pleasure to watch you
Watch it all melt

But hey!
What about the cocaine
Stockpiled in the basement?
Be a hero and save it
You know you're gonna need it

Where's your brand new pretty wife?
She might still be inside
Either save her or your cocaine from the fire

But the gates and doors are locked
'Cause the burglar alarms went off
Ever wonder why we laugh laugh at your lives?

Windows covered with bars
Fences spiked with barbed wire
Never looked so helpless
Engulfed in flames

Cameras watchin' the walls
Don't forget the dogs
Now you're trapped in your prison how you gonna get out?

See the gerbil run run run run run run run run run
Run run run run run run run run run
Run run run run run run run run run from the fire

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Forest Fire Lyrics as written by Jello Biafra

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  • +2
    General CommentDestroying the bastions that the incredibly rich elite insulate themselves from the world in; breaking down the material manifestation of the escapist isolation of wealth.

    And deep down we feel almost more sorry for these rich people than resentful, because seeing all their material shit go up in flames must be a sobering revelation for them on how badly they missed what is really important in life, and how trapped they are by their own paranoia and greed... so we laugh at them.

    I came across the video searching for live footage on daily motion one day, and it was labeled as an event for swedish TV or something like that. I wasn't paying close attention, and suddenly Jello was in his underwear. I did a complete double-take, but it was one of the most bleeding hilarious things I'd ever seen. I highly recommend watching it, in fact, I'm gonna watch it again because I need a laugh :P
    vickevlaron March 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit might be about people think that NOTHING bad will ever happen to them and get lulled into a false sense of security.
    tjtech12on August 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNice lyrics...very visual.
    Aneurysm1985on March 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBurn preppie, burn
    insane metal fanon April 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere was actually a music video filmed for Forest Fire. Jello's wearing a robe that he takes off halfway through to show us his whiteys, and then he proceeds to destroy Peligro's drumset and at the end they decide to fuck the song and all come together in a dance line. What else could you expect?
    Balleron June 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe vocals at the very beginning are from Jello's ex wife. She did some stuff on Winnebago Warrior, too.
    hadouken36on July 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeh, I just watched it. It takes the piss out of lip-synching too- as Jello kicks over the drum kit etc haha its sooo good…=
    gabrielaon August 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally like the intro
    hannah1115on June 01, 2017   Link
  • 0
    Link(s)Ha I just watched the video too. What an total crack up. Such a fuck you to early MTV. And that dance line.... too much. Typical DK.

    Here's the fixed link:…
    PandaJerkon June 28, 2017   Link

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