Wanted to buy you shiny red things
Thought I'd be with you until the end
How did I know that I would be there
Blow me away
See if I care
Death of a future
Goodbye to my friends
Wish I could see you all again
Family hollow
Family real
Wish you were here see how I feel
Kill a man
Kill a girl
Kill a man
Kill a girl
Jekyll in you
Brings out the wired in me
I have no defense
I'm all that you see
The night is a bomb blast
The night is on fire
Sing with me in the gasoline cho


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Bomb Lyrics as written by Gavin Rossdale

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    This song kinda pisses me off. I love the slow parts of the song but I think when he picks it up and it gets real loud that it just ruins the song. I would have liked it so much better if it had been slow throughout. But otherwise, the lyrics are great.

    MamoruCon October 26, 2004   Link
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    If anyone has ever seen Tank Girl w/Lori Petty, then they know how perfectly it fits the shower scene. Anywho, I pull from this song exactly what I pull from the scene: Unattainable lust.

    crazytail2on April 14, 2007   Link
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    This is also a powerful song. It goes from slow, kind of chillin song to complete rage! i think hes just mad and is calm about it at first , you know, and then gets more upset as he talks about it then just explodes, also can be compared with an orgasm. a slow start, slowly gets stronger, takes forever to get there but then....explodes. good gond. Rage

    Dr Fishopolison June 03, 2002   Link
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    gavin said this was about a man who walked into a jewelry store strapped with explosives and blew the place to ashes. i think in this song he speaks of how the man will never know the pain the families of the victims will feel.

    NightNeverSleepson October 18, 2002   Link
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    Cool song. My favorite lines: 'The night is a bomb blast The night is on fire Sing with me in the gasoline choir'

    LightingCounton March 15, 2003   Link
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    at first i thought it was about a girl he wanted but the thing that stood as a wall was that he had to choose her or her friends and family. I wasn't sure but it worked for me. so much for that

    pro_foundon February 15, 2005   Link
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    i meant her or his friends and family

    pro_foundon February 15, 2005   Link
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    I think this song is really creepy. What NightNeverSleeps makes sense - I thought it was about going crazy and killing people.

    psycholollyon August 05, 2006   Link
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    The end of this song (the last four lines) are f'n great! I get chills when I hear it. Any good song should make you feel something, anything, and the end (well all) of this song creates a huge emotional ride. It builds and builds until it blows up... 'Bomb' is a very fitting title to this song.

    signals149on August 23, 2008   Link
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    The night is a bomb blast The night is on fire Sing with me in the gasoline choir

    Well the night sounds like its very volatile, so you take a choir and soak them in gasoline (why a choir, I dont know) and have em go out there things are probably gonna get a little explosive. Im thinking this guy likes to watch shit blow up. Kinda like me. I like lightin off firecrackers and stuff, maybe this guys just talking about how he likes to watch shit go up in flames. Cuz hes pissed at his lady.

    macdadeeon January 21, 2009   Link

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