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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    General CommentBuilding off of the thoughts of zrmotoracer, I think there are enough correlations between this song, released in 1995, and the Clinton Administration's Waco Massacre of the Spring of 1993.

    One that he didn't mention is that Bill Clinton famously asserted that while he had smoked marijuana, he didn't inhale the smoke.

    As the Branch Davidians (i.e. the folks massacred at Waco) were a Seventh Day Adventist sect, they eschewed alcoholic beverages, commonly called "firewater" and painkillers (e.g. "novocaine") which this song squarely puts outside the ambit of some group or place it refers to. This detail makes it strongly likely that this whole song is about or at least referential to the Clinton Administration and its Waco massacre.
    jeff580232on March 14, 2017   Link

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