Deep Purple: Burn Meaning
Past midnight I still see the land.
People are sayin the woman is damned,
She makes you burn with a wave of her hand.
The citys a blaze, the towns on fire.
The womans flames are reaching higher.
anonymous Jul 28th 2012, 13:38 report
Millions of women were not "burned" during the inquisition. This is a complete fallacy.
The comments placed here show such ignorance and stupidity that I almost can believe what I see. They have nothing to do with the middle ages.
anonymous Mar 25th 2012, 01:12 report
I believe that this song is basicaly about the end of the world and the foolishness of mankind
In the first verse the narrator has regreted mocking the woman. and because they called her a liar she burned they're town to the ground (making me believe that she is mother nature)
In the second verse she is warning them that the end is coming but they instead mocked by calling her the devils sperm. And they all laughed at her until she said burn. Then the earth was shaking and everyone died(except the narrator)
Then in the bridge the narrator talks about how they had no time and they could not even try to survive.
Then the third verse is the first and second verse assembled. The sky turns bloody red. Although it is late at night the narrator can still see his town(because of the sky). And the people call the woman a witch and altough it's over the narrator is traumatized ( making me believe this could also be metaphorical apocalypse meaning war)
anonymous Jan 18th 2012, 18:21 report
I believe this song is about a third world war. The woman (or witch) is the symbol of war in this song. She is called "the devil's sperm," meaning that she originates from hell, and many would say war is the devil's creation. She burns everything, "the city's ablaze, the town's on fire," exactly the way a war destroys everything.
The people did not think that war would ever reach their land: "Curse you all, you'll never learn, / The people laughed till she said 'burn!'" When the people were warned that war is coming, they did not believe it: "Warning came, no one cared." Even when the danger was evident they did not do anything: "Earth was shakin, we stood and stared."
When the war was over everything was destroyed, no one was unaffected, and many people died: "When I leave theres no return" and "When it came no one was spared." The middle of the song is a kind of flash back from after the war, trying to explain why no one did anything: "You know we had no time,
We could not even try."
So, yes, in a way gargoland is right it is kind of like an apocalypse.
anonymous Oct 29th 2011, 04:57 report
I think it is wat (the other) anonymous said:
"I think it's about Inquisition, in the Middle Age. When the Inquisitors Christians burned millions of women."
And if it is the apocalyps, like gargoland said, the women is mother nature, who is taking revenge because we don't treat her well.
anonymous Oct 7th 2011, 10:31 report
I think it's about Inquisition, in the Middle Age. When the Inquisitors Christians burned millions of women.
The song is about the end of the world or the apocalypsis.
the woman is the civilization or the empire that rules.
it is based in prophesy, it says that, at the end, the civilization will collapse in huge war burning it all.
All those who didn´t listen to the warnings, will not have time to repent and save themselves.
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