Thirteen red and white stripes flying
White for skin and red for dying

Why can't I
Walk on through
And not feel like
One is in hell

We don't need no water
Let the motherfucker burn


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Burn Lyrics as written by Roger M. Freeman Eric Raider

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    This is a great protest song by Rancid. If you can't tell its pretty much a big fuck you to the USA and how who the hell cares if you burn the American flag...fuck the flag!

    hhpunkon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    fuck you!

    RejEkTon April 22, 2003   Link
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    fuck you!

    RejEkTon April 22, 2003   Link
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    General Comment

    An anti american arrogance and opressive,racism nation song 13 red and white stripes flying (the so-beloved flag) White for skin and red for dying (white supremacy, deliberate racism, opressive violence...etc) Why can we walk through the people and not feel like the ones who cares to change that! Fuck the flag, let that motherfucker burn in fire! Is that a crime? Fuck the borders,the exacerbated nationalism! We dont live our lives just by simbolism, that separete,we need some unity!

    unity4peaceon May 25, 2004   Link
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    haha we dont need no water let the mother fucker burn!

    SnottyFuckon February 12, 2007   Link
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    the first time i heard this song i was all like 'omg bloodhound gang!' but nah, it's a really good song with a strong message. i agree with unity4peace.

    KC.punxon January 25, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretation

    I've known this song for a while now but I just heard Fire Water Burn by Bloodhound Gang today and I googled the "we don't need no water let the motherfucker burn" line because I figured there was something behind it if it was in two different songs. Anyway I found this forum where people were discussing it and the discussion really shed some light on the meaning.

    sheffieldforum.co.uk/showthread.php

    KatherineIsWaitingon January 21, 2011   Link

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