"Burn One Down" as written by and Ben Harper....
Let us burn one
From end to end
And pass it over
To me my friend
Burn it long, we'll burn it slow
To light me up before I go

If you don't like my fire
Then don't come around
'Cause I'm gonna burn one down
Yes I'm gonna burn one down

My choice is what I choose to do
And if I'm causing no harm
It shouldn't bother you
Your choice is who you choose to be
And if your causin' no harm
Then you're alright with me

If you don't like my fire
Then don't come around
'Cause I'm gonna burn one down
Yes I'm gonna burn one down

Herb the gift from the earth
And what's from the earth
Is of the greatest worth
So before you knock it try it first
You'll see it's a blessing
And it's not a curse

If you don't like my fire
Then don't come around
'Cause I'm gonna burn one down
Yes I'm gonna burn one, uh

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"Burn One Down" as written by Benjamin Harper

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    General Commentanyone who ignores the drug references in this song is an idiot. the words are clearly drug-related. does that mean the song is about drug use? no. it's called a metaphor, and i'm sure we've all heard of it. harper, to me, is trying to get across his message of "i'll do what i want and you shouldn't care if it's not harming you" (which everyone has touched on) by using smoking pot as his analogy. the song is about drugs, but also so much more.
    bosco9on May 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI challenge ANYONE to a marijuana based arguement. yea, he likes to smoke pot. Im a christian and i like to smoke pot. Whats the big deal deal? Because its illegal to smoke pot? Oh my god, how many times has the average teen been drunk, before the legal date? almost every weekend of his life. And the fact that it burns brains cells, give me a fuckin break, alcohol burns just as much, if not more, and if u abuse anything it will become a problem but if u use it normally, it will help u along in life by providing insites u would have never had elsewere. So try it a coupla times, it might not work after a few time, just keep trying. And i promise u, it u will like it.
    peace out
    hamjamon June 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalright, first off, there is no such thing as a good Christian, we are all sinners and thank God for his forgivness, without Him we would all be lost to hell. no one is better than anybody else . "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one" Romans 3:10. but yeah I think this song is about smoking weed.
    jaba88on September 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentasdf
    shelbs009on January 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"my choice is what i choose to do and if im causing no harm why should it bother you" is one of the best lines ive heard, EVER. He also said something along the same lines at his concert here in perth and i respect it fully. I also used it as my final quote for my year book becoz i live my life with that same opinion. Ben your a legend!
    becon March 15, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"herb the gift from the earth
    and what's from the earth
    is of the greatest worth"
    Ok, that is about smoking out. This song can be applied to anything, but if you dont beleive this is about drugs, then you are incredibly oblivious.
    TheNakedTruthon April 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is the best ben harper song! who cares if its about TOKIN. its great
    Tinabell9191on April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti want to have ben harpers babies
    imnifty4on April 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, Ben Harper is a good man who doesn't care what people think of him. And if it's his choice and it doesn't harm anybody else, than everybody should mind their own f'n business. And for all you Bible thumpers out there who don't like Ben anymore because of this song, read Genesis 3:18.
    MrMojoRisin5552on May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti know plenty of "good christians" who smoke up all the time...
    scheisseon May 06, 2002   Link

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