Burn (song)

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"Burn"
Album: Natural Born Killers Soundtrack
Length: 4:58
Tempo: {{{BPM}}} BPM
Versions: Burn
Burn (Beside You In Time)
Live: Self Destruct Touring Cycle
Live: With Teeth through Performance 2007

"Burn" is a song initially written for the Natural Born Killers Soundtrack, which was produced by Trent Reznor. It is a very intense track containing lyrics with anti-social and angry themes.

Song Credits

  • Produced and engineered by Trent Reznor
  • Assisted by Leo Herrera
  • Recorded at South Beach Studios
  • Additional drums by Chris Vrenna

Appearances

Halos

Seeds

Soundtracks

  • Natural Born Killers

Other

  • Rock Band video game (available for download)

Versions

Burn

The original album version is on both the Natural Born Killers soundtrack and the Deluxe Edition of The Downward Spiral.

Burn (Beside You In Time)

The live version found on Beside You In Time.

Music Video

The video for "Burn" is similar to the various screen projections used throughout Nine Inch Nails tours. Images of people, nature, and general destruction and decay and interspersed with images from the film and Reznor singing. The video incorporates clips from Natural Born Killers and is filmed in such a way that the video mimics the film. According to IMDB.com, the Natural Born Killers clips are actually footage that was cut from the film.

Live

The song has become a staple of the live performances. It features heavy synthesizer parts that render the intro almost unrecognizable.

Lyrics

    This world rejects me
    This world threw me away
    This world never gave me a chance
    This world gonna have to pay
    
    Well I don't believe in your institutions
    I did what you wanted me to
    And like the cancer in your system
    I've got a little surprise for you
    
    Something inside of me
    Has opened up its eyes
    Why did you put it there?
    Did you not realize?
    This thing inside of me
    It screams the loudest sound
    Sometimes I think I could
    
    Burn
    
    I look down at where you're standing
    Flock of sheep all on display
    With all your lies piled up around you
    I can take it all away
    
    Something inside of me
    Has opened up its eyes
    Why did you put it there?
    Did you not realize?
    This thing inside of me
    It screams the loudest sound
    Sometimes I think I could
    
    I'm gonna burn this whole world down
    
    I never was a part of you
    
    I am your savior
    I am corruption
    I am the angel
    Of your destruction
    I am perversion
    Secret desire
    I am your future
    Swallowed up in fire

External Links

"Burn" music video (MTV Edit)