Burnin' alive, set my soul on fire

Runnin' with a gun, this place is gonna burn
No firewater or novocaine
No thunderstorm, no John Wayne
No kids to rock, nowhere to run
So watch out, cause this place is gonna burn

Burnin' alive, burnin' alive

They be smokin' your hide, come runnin' wild
Tell you nothin' to fear, cause the buck stops here
He came from a little town called Hope
And someday maybe, it'll go up in smoke

No firewater or novocaine
No thunderstorm and no John Wayne
No kids to rock, nowhere to run
So watch out, cause this place is gonna burn

Burnin' alive, burnin' alive
Burnin' alive, burnin' alive
It's an all out war, an all out war
Burnin' alive, burnin' alive

Somewhere, there's a little town called Hope
And someday maybe baby, he'll inhale that smoke

Burnin' alive, burnin' alive
It's an all out war, an all out war
Hear the battle roar, it's an all out war
Burnin' alive, burnin' alive

Watch the place burn down


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Burnin' Alive Lyrics as written by Malcolm Mitchell Young Angus Mckinnon Young

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  • +1
    General CommentAnybody heard of Centralia, PA? It's had a coal fire burning underneath for the last 50 years, and has been largely evacuated and demolished. It inspired the movie 'Silent Hill', as well as countless other artistic productions. That's what I make of this song. I'm not saying that it was definitely inspired by the town, but it certainly is appropriate.

    "He came from a little town called hope
    And someday maybe, It'll go up in smoke"

    Centralia was a small town, population went from 2000, to 1000, to 11.
    DTfc81on January 14, 2012   Link

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