I'm the trouble starter, punkin' instigator
I'm the fear addicted, a danger illustrated
I'm a firestarter, twisted firestarter
You're a firestarter, twisted firestarter
I'm a firestarter, twisted firestarter

I'm the bitch you hated, filth infatuated, yeah
I'm the pain you tasted, fell intoxicated
I'm a firestarter, twisted firestarter
You're the firestarter, twisted firestarter

I'm the self inflicted, mind detonator, yeah
I'm the one infected, twisted animator
I'm a firestarter, twisted firestarter
You're the firestarter, twisted firestarter
I'm a firestarter, twisted firestarter starter


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Firestarter Lyrics as written by Jonathan Edward Stephen Jeczalik Kim Deal

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  • +6
    General CommentWhat is the song all about?
    ”Keith’s personality. The song is Keith’s personality. That’s it. Plain and simple. A lot of people can relate to different lyrics in that song but I know when he was writing that song, he was talking about himself. Like the lyric mind detonator. Speaking about Keith. He’ll think about something until it just does his head in so much that it’ll be a big problem. Keith thinks a lot; he thinks too much, you know. He used to smoke too much weed. He’s calmed down now. Mind detonator is a lyric that just describes Keith really well.” – Liam.
    trphgon April 24, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe song is more about egotic, self praising, agressive about one self
    killerburgeron February 14, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis is a protest song -set against the backdrop of the butt-end of Tory government years. a protest against all the wasted years and confrontation. the pain and alienation of a generation. the whole album is a protest. this song is surely one of the most disturbing and sinister distilations of all that had happened in the previous 15 years prior to its release. it could now be tony blairs anthem - the firestarter, the warmonger, the one infected, the twisted animator. a great song for any generation.
    quaich14on July 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentActually, I think that this song is applicable not only from political standpoint. I think it's about mechanisms of manipulation through media in general.
    We all know how little is necessary to make a big deal out of anything - you just need to push the right buttons of the viewer and the right buttons are "the fear addicted", "the pain you tasted" and the way to push the buttons is "danger illustrated", "the bitch you hated" etc.
    Together, it results in "the self inflicted, mind detonator" that is just a set of mind of a person strongly influenced by all this triggers...
    I presume that no one is spared - everyone got some influence, it's just a question of how much.
    Great song. Especially if I'm right :)
    Anouk77on July 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI never knew that, where are you getting all these interviews from?
    hednirvanaon May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol im suprised that guy went to all the effort to cut and paste that, but good on him. Do these songs really need meaning though? they are cool beats with wicked random lyrics
    AiR7oNon July 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLegend song, if you like it you will love Ebeneezer Goode by The Shamen
    syko_braton October 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah i always thought they were random
    verityon March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha i used to sing this song when i was 5


    everyone thought o was weird


    lol
    yeh this song is about Keith Flint...end of

    i wonder if he caused any fires?
    hmmmm
    freakystyleyon May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    MemoryAfter living in the UK for awhile, I returned to the U.S. and did criminal defense. This song always reminds me of a client who lit his brother's pick up truck on fire.
    grasswidow103on May 04, 2009   Link

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