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Toadies – I Burn lyrics

Driftin' upward
Gently lifting
Lazy on the wind

Rollin' over
Turnin' slowly
Beginning and the end

Fire is bright
Fire is clean
Never so alive

Smoke is freedom
Flame is mercy
I am free tonight

And I burn
I burn

Stoke the embers
Cleanse the spirit
A prayer in every spark

Feel the lick of
Bad religion
The finish and the start

In the beginning
We were smarter
'n flame was heaven-sent

Through the ages
We got stupid
Now we must repent

And I burn
I burn

Sift the ashes
For reminders
Stony things remain

Tooth and bone
Unimpressive

I have left these things

Because fire is bright
Fire is clean
Efficient and divine

Tooth and bone
Charms and dolls
I am free tonight

I BURN
THE AIR
YOU BREATHE

I BURN
THE AIR
YOU BREATHE

I BURN
THE AIR
YOU BREATHE

I burn
I burn
I burn



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    When I hear this song and see the lyrics, I think of pyromania. I think, using the ideas that the other songs on this album tell stories of obsession, rape, and baptism, this is a baptism mof fire (to me). In the first verse, I think he's watching the fire he's just set, with someone who's wronged him burning inside. Especially with "Sift the ashes, stony things remain, I have left these things". I think his referrence to flame being Heaven-sent goes back to the Greek myth of Prometheus, bringing fire to man. He, in turn, was chained and suffers eternally. Anyways, just my rambling two cents.
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