Lay where you're laying
Don't make a sound
I know they're watching

All the commotion
The kiddie like play
It has people talking

Your sex is on fire

The dark of the alley
The breaking of day
Head while I'm driving
I'm driving

Soft lips are open
Them knuckles are pale
Feels like you're dying
You're dying

Your sex is on fire
With what's to transpire

Hot as a fever
Rattle of bones
I could just taste it
Taste it

If it's not forever
But there's just tonight
Oh we're still the greatest
The greatest
The greatest

Your sex is on fire
Your sex is on fire

With what's to transpire

And you
Your sex is on fire
With what's to transpire

Lyrics submitted by 2ashdb76, edited by krazer, toddk

"Sex on Fire" as written by Matthew Followill Jared Followill

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  • +6
    General CommentNathan: I think that the song is about... sex.

    Caleb: Some people might think that the lyrics are corny... but if you've ever had really good sex, I don't think it's corny.

    Nathan: I don't know where Caleb got the lyrics for that one, cos I'm pretty sure he's saving himself for marriage. So I would probably say it's more a song of fantasy, like how he imagines it will go. But he's on to something, cos it's only a minute and a half song and he apologizes at the end.

    Haha love these boys.…
    geekusaon September 01, 2008   Link
  • +5
    General CommentWhen Caleb was being interviewed he said it was about how he was in a relationship at the moment and the sex part of it was really really good, so I think it's just a celebration of that
    Apocalyptuson September 09, 2008   Link
  • +5
    My InterpretationFrom what I've been reading in the comments and also reading the lyrics to hearing the song, it just sounds like straight up sex in public.

    "Lay where you're laying, Don't make a sound, I know they're watching, They're watching"
    (sounds like they are doing it on the ground somewhere and are trying to not get caught or they are not hidden well enough, yet he is trying to make sure the coast is clear for them to move and get dressed)

    "All the commotion, The kiddie-like play, Has people talking, Talking"
    (kind of like groping or serious touchy flirting action right after sex and making people gossip/talk about what they are witnessing)

    "The dark of the alley, The break of the day, The head while I'm driving, I'm driving"
    (most certainly about getting head in random places in public. Its also about road head too)

    "Soft lips are open, Knuckles are pale, Feels like you're dying, You're dying"
    (this is about the girl reaching orgasm at this point. she is grasping for air and probably gripping the bed sheets while its happening)

    "Hot as a fever, Rattling bones, I can just taste it, Taste it"
    (its about him having the best sex he has ever had with this girl. how he can just taste the pleasure like its lingering in the air from how good it feels)

    "If it's not forever, If it's just tonight, Oh, it's still the greatest, The greatest, The greatest"
    (sounds like either its a long distance relationship, a FWB, or a one night stand, but he is saying its the best sex he has ever had)

    You can tell that is about sex, especially if you ever had some really amazing sex before, you can put the pieces together to know what he is really talking about...
    lyricgrlpsych87on June 02, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General Commentafter watching the video, i think i get what the song is about (or maybe they just wanted to base the video on something compleatly different from the meaning of the song) but i think its about deadly sins, as sex could be a sin, as theyre not married, & how jared slaps matthew in the video, envy or anger, & how matt eats throughout the vid, glutteny, & overall, how possessed caleb is al through it. Lol. but maybe thats just the video (:
    TheKabellenaon August 27, 2008   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningI personaly dont think that this wonderful and great song is about sex.
    I think its about rehabing from drug abuse.

    If you look at the video, the vocalist (Caleb Followill) is twisting and turning in a bed while beeing sweaty and disorientated, and almost has a panic expression on his face. All of this is very
    simular to the "hotel room rehab method"

    All the way through the video is a struggle for Caleb.
    The other members in the band are holding him down in his bed, meening that
    they are there to help him through his rehabilitation.

    All through out the video there are small hints of things that you cannot do
    while beeing in that perticular situation. Things like, eating, not sleeping, passing out,
    praying, beeing paroniod etc.

    Even the title of the song gives it away alittle. Sex on Fire, wich could very well
    be about the so called "drugfever" that you go through while rehabilitating.
    "Sex" the drugs "On Fire" the fever.

    At the timelaps 03.00 in the video (…)
    Caleb rises up out of his bed and lets black smoke come out of his mouth wich i
    think stands for the end of the addiction and that he now is clean.

    Theses are just some random thoughts of mine, BUT REMEMBER!
    Your thoughts and feelings about what you think the video is about and means to you
    is very important. So if you dont agree with me, tell me what you think its about!
    I would love to hear what you think!!

    KOL 4 Ever!

    Cheers/ Anton Hinterlach
    HinterlacHon December 16, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNo comments yet!?

    This song is what makes me sure this album will be a contender for Best of 2008. It's just so good.
    Spongetasticon August 07, 2008   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI am not sure, but I think it may have something to do with receiving road head. I mean, the lyrics in the verses: I mean, he says I know their watching, their talking. Like people driving next to them can see whats happening. Then he goes on to say "IN the dark of the ally, break of the day, the Head while Im driving..." It is almost creepy how much it sould ike it when you link the two. "soft lips are open"...duh.. "Knuckles are pale" griping the steering wheel tight due to orgasm. "Feels like your dying" the intensity of the act... I can go on and on. I dont mean to sound all nasty, but I am convinced that this song (which I love by the way) is about getting road head. What do you think??
    Kerberosv2on May 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is soooooo comercial compare to all the previous one, creative has gone out the window with this album and they are starting to sound like Bon Jovi, hence the reason this fat ugly chic at my work got all work up listening to this crap.
    siko232on December 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMy boyfriend thinks that it's about getting head in a car because of the lyrics:

    The dark of the alley
    The break of the day
    The head while I'm driving
    I'm driving

    Which kind of makes sense, lol.
    SraSraon February 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about rape. Lay where you're laying

    Don't make a sound
    I know they're watching
    They're watching

    Telling the victim to not move or make a sound while the act is being done.

    Soft lips are open
    Knuckles are pale

    Soft lips of the victim being hit by clinched fist of the attacker.
    brittcravenon August 20, 2010   Link

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