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The Great Society – Born To Be Burned lyrics

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    My guess on the meaning is that it's about the band trying to keep from being consumed as a fad as their popularity increased. The were at the head of a new musical wave, didn't want to be marketed and used up by music industry types that didn't understand what they were. It's mocking those running from music fad to music fad. But perhaps they are also saying it was inevitable their new music would get crushed, it was born to be burned. Or maybe they were saying it was just the fads that were born to be burned, implying they were immune themselves.
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