The body is wrapped in shadow
The face is built of cinders
And panic tears thro' your silhouette
As you're squeezed by burning fingers
And he crackling in our colours
With teeth of gelignite

When he sighs his song and pirouettes
Thro' a dance of dynamite

We are fireworks - slowly, glowing
Bold and bright

We are fireworks - burning shapes
Into the night

His fuel is our frustration
And dreams begin to ache
And all the while we wear a party smile

And happily we shiver
And happily we shake
Oh shake, shake, shake

We are fireworks - slowly, glowing
Bold and bright

We are fireworks - burning shapes
Into the night

Twist and turn - burn, burn, burn
Twist and turn - burn, baby, burn


Lyrics submitted by DJelectricaltape

Fireworks Lyrics as written by Budgie John Alexander Mcgeoch

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    General CommentSIOUXSIE: "The song's very sexual, explosive, distraught." Source: Record Hunter 12/92
    Make of that what you will.

    SIOUXSIE: " 'Fireworks' indicated the direction we wanted for the album. We wanted strings on that. John wanted a machine but Steve and I said it had to be real strings. They give a real, earthy, rich sound. You could hear the strings spitting and breathing and wheezing." Source: Record Mirror 18/12/82
    JJKelsallon December 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentWhat a perfect, amazing, beautiful song. Just undescribable.
    feel me loudon June 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt makes me think of someone who was in a really horrible situation and the feeling of finally being free is comparable to fireworks.
    PlaysPrettyforMeon September 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome poor child hit in the face by fireworks...
    Iantuitionon July 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this msong describes the frustration in a loved one that leads to a sort of sadistic joy, whilst these lovers explode witth love despite conflictions.
    sisteraquanettaon May 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPossibly about cult politics and dictatorships?
    HaloOfSharkson February 24, 2012   Link

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