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[Intro:]
I don't understand, why
See it' s burning me to hold onto this
I know this is something I gotta do
But that don't mean I want to
What I'm trying to say is that I-love-you I just
I feel like this, is coming to an end
And it's better for me to, let it go now than hold on and hurt you
I gotta let it burn

[Verse:]
It's gonna burn for me to say this
But it's comin from my heart
It's been a long time comin
But we done been fell apart
I really wanna work this out
But I don't think it's gonna change-e
I do but you don't
Think it's best we go our separate ways
Tell me why I should stay in this relationship
When I'm hurtin' baby, I ain't happy baby
'Cause there's so many other things I gotta deal with
I think that you should let it burn

[Chorus:]
When the feeling ain't the same and your body don't want to
But you know, gotta let it go
'Cause the party ain't jumpin' like it used to
Even though this might bruise you
Let it burn
Let it burn
Gotta let it burn

Deep down you know it's best for yourself but you
Hate the thought of her being with someone else
But you know that it's over
You know that it's through
Let it burn
Let it burn
Gotta Let it burn

[Verse 2:]
Sendin' pages I ain't supposed to
Got somebody here but I want you
Cause the feelin ain't the same
Find myself
Callin'her your name
Ladies tell me do you understand?
And all my fellas do you feel my pain?
It's the way I feel
I knew I made a mistake
Now it's too late
Now she ain't comin back
What I gotta do now now

To get my shorty back
Ooo ooo ooo ooooh
Man I don't know what I'm gonna do
Without my boo-ooh
You've been gone for too long
It's been fifty eleven days, umpteen hours
I'm'a be burnin' till you return

[Chorus:]
When the feeling ain't the same and your body don't want to but you know
Gotta let it go 'cause the party ain't jumpin' like it used to
Even though this might bruise you
Let it burn (let it burn, you gon learn, you go burn)
Let it burn (gotta let it burn)
Gotta let it burn

Deep down you know it's best for yourself but you
Hate the thought of her being with someone else
But you know that it's over
You know that it's through
Let it burn
Let it burn
Gotta let it burn

[Bridge:]
I'm twisted 'cause one side of me is tellin' me that I need to move on
On the other side I wanna break down and cry (ooooh)
I'm twisted 'cause one side of me is tellin' me that I need to move on
On the other side I wanna break down and cry (cry)

[Breakdown]
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh oooh
Ooh ooh oooh (can ya feel me burnin'?)
Ooh ooh ooh oooh ooh oooh

Too many days, so many hours
I'm still burnin' till you return

[Chorus:]
When the feeling ain't the same and your body don't want to,
But you know gotta let it go 'cause the party ain't jumpin' like it used to
Even though this might bruise you
Let it burn
Let it burn
Gotta let it burn

Deep down you know it's best for yourself but you
Hate the thought of her being with someone else
But you know that it's over
We know that it's through
Let it burn
Let it burn
Gotta let it burn



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  • justmylife
    +4
    justmylifeAug 20, 2008 at 5:28 pm
    This song means alot of things. One thing about this song is that if you don't ffeel the pasion with your bf or gf sometimes its best to let them go. Sometimes moving on from that person can be the best thing that ever happened to you. But sadely in the end, you hurt someone you one cared about. You if your flame is fading with your lover. Maybe you should talk to them and tell them it isn't going to work out. You should tell them the honest truth. Because their heart is already going to be broken. So don't act like you don't care about the relationship ending. This person was there for you for so long. So, tell them everything.
  • k
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    kekoa82ambyDec 12, 2008 at 8:03 pm
    This song, Burn, tells a story about a man torn between being single and in a relationship with his girlfriend. He expresses how he feels about the present relationship, he is not happy and even though she thinks they should not go their separate ways, he thinks nothing will change. He knows that what he says will hurt her, but in the end, it is the best for the both of them. Although, he feels this way deep down it would hurt him to see her with another man and now he has been thinking if breaking up was a mistake. He misses her presence, but now it is too late for another chance, so now he has to learn how to forget about his past and let it burn. "Woo hoo, Lee"
  • a
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    angel-girlJan 6, 2009 at 2:12 am
    I don't even kno what 2 sa cuz usher out did himself on this song. Wow,. This guy is jus the best and I appreciate him a lot. This song is just his way of tellin his gurl he's torn. He wnts to jus stop this or let it burn but the love he feels 4 her is still there and strong to. He admits his mistakes and he wants to see past them but he knows that he hurt her and he is willing to let her go on wit her life withut him anyway. But his heart is not at ease at all.
  • U
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    UnregisteredAug 8, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    He is in a relationship but his heart isn't with the girl he is with its with the other woman. The women that makes him happy as of the woman he is with now isn't so he saying though its gunna burn when he breaks up with her he just has to let it burn cause the feeling isn't mutual between them both on how they feel for each other.
  • AtzipuZ
    0
    AtzipuZJan 15, 2011 at 10:10 am
    I didicate ds song to bev. A girl, a frnd. Our frndship ends when I made a mistake of falling in love to her. D moment I tell what I feel.
    She said that what she feel for me is just opposite to what I feel. It hurts coz I made so many ways just to work it out but its just that she don't love me.
    I decided to let it burn. Until now I'm stil hurting. Specially when I play ds song.
    ~_~.

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