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AJR: Burn The House Down Meaning

Song Released: 2018


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Used to keep it cool
Used to be a fool
All about the bounce in my step
Watch it on the news
Whatcha gonna do?
I could hit refresh and forget
Used to keep it cool
Should I keep it light?
Stay out of the fight?
No one's gonna listen to...

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    anonymous
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    May 25th, 5:09pm report


    I think it’s a reference to I’m not famous in a way. They’re not famous so why are they in the business of “beggars and thieves” . And also since they are so famous they have to keep it light, listen to what people have to say rather than what they want to say.But this song is about burning that idea down, they’re are getting famous and going up without having to go through what everyone else did. Serving lies is about how famous people tell you follow your dreams and you’ll be like them but that’s not how you get famous. They’ve been down that road of lies and regrets. Keeping it light is just ignoring corruption in everything. It’s about how people don’t want to hear politics from a singers mouth. The tricks up your sleeve is just being flashy. When they talk about Twitter burning the whole house down it’s about how social media is a tank of sharks, they smell blood and frenzy. Burning the house down is about destroying the corruption. Or it could be like poker, where you win by serving lies, and the house wins if you cheat. No house no cheating



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    anonymous
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    May 6th, 5:08pm report


    It is about getting high and using drugs. From ‘how light’ to ‘way up way up we go’, it is a song about drugs and addiction



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    walyc
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    May 5th, 5:28am report


    Burn The House Down, it's the White House. All the lies bullshit coming out of it. They want to march with the protesters and watching all the shit on TV about "Trump" That's what it means. It's a protest song.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 2nd, 4:57am report


    I believe burn the house down represents drugs. If you listen closely you will notice, that they don't truly mean "burning" a house, but instead getting high. When they say "Should I keep it light?" They most likely mean how much of a dose should they use. It does a have a bit to do with politics though. When they say "All about the bounce in my step
    Watch it on the news
    Whatcha gonna do?
    I could hit refresh and forget" This shows a bit of the political side, showing that we shouldn't follow blindly. But it also has a bit to do with getting high, due to it's geared towards the younger generation (the drugies).



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    anonymous
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    Feb 28th, 2:24pm report


    I think the line "Way up way up we go" represents being more positive and going up with motivation and positivity.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 28th, 1:13pm report


    I think it is about how the world is going crazy and people are doing crazy things like burning things. I have a few more ideas but that is one of them.

    Another idea is that is about they think some thing is wrong but they do not want to say it is wrong because people will not like them.

    Another idea is that they think some one thinks something else and they are going to find it even if they have to do something Jurassic like burning there house down.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 28th, 1:12pm report


    I think it is about how the world is going crazy and people are doing crazy things like burning things. I have a few more ideas but that is one of them.

    Another idea is that is about they think some thing is wrong but they do not want to say it is wrong because people will not like them.

    Another idea is that they think some one thinks something else and they are going to find it even if they have to do something Jurassic like burning there house down.




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