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Bruce Springsteen: I'm on Fire Meaning

Covered By: AWOLNATION (2015)

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I'm on Fire Lyrics

Hey little girl,
is your daddy home?
Did he go and leave you all alone?
I got a bad desire.
I'm on fire.

Tell me now baby,
is he good to you?
Can he do to you
the things that I do?
Oh no, I can take you higher.
I'm on...


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    Oct 5th, 2017 10:49am report

    This song is a sexy ass song...and it's not about pedophedilia in my opinion...that would be taking it to the complete literal sense, which is usually not the case with music...there's always somethin much more profound in it...I mean come on, so then every time we see the word "baby" used in a song we all assume that we're talking about a child? No...

    Here's what I think:

    1. "Little Girl", I feel is his stance on her maturity level.
    2. "Daddy", obviously is the guy that she's with, not her real father because the verse that says "tell me baby is he good to you, can he do all the things that I can do...", expresses that it's the man she's with....
    3. The soakin in the sheets and all that...he desires her, he's tortured by the idea that he can't have her...it torments him to know that he's better than that guy she's with...

    It's what us guys go thru at least once in our lives when we see or know a girl that we're just completely infatuated with and never get to have...and it takes us to that level of, man, I wish I had her, ya know...its a good song...It's one of those songs you listen to when you fantasize about the girl you want, but can't have, starin up at the ceiling just wishin and hopin...


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    Jun 4th, 2017 6:56am report

    He loves someone so much it keeps him up at night. She is the only woman he wants and she is the only one that sets him on fire, but can cool him down. It's pretty self explanatory.


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    Sep 8th, 9:25pm report

    If you think this song is about pedophillia, you have a walnut for a brain. Its about a dude who wants a woman already taken by another dude.


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    Jul 14th, 7:39pm report

    It's about a man's selfish desire to pour out his morbid death lust for a little girl. He wants to use hi penis as a knife to stab her between his legs until she dies.


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    Apr 20th, 2020 4:32am report

    This song is definately about a pedophile wanting to pound someone’s daughter. His head hurts because he knows his thoughts are terrible and wishes they would go away


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    Dec 19th, 2019 12:59pm report

    I think that we all want to resist the idea that such an awesome, sing-along, ear-catching song, could be about paedophilia. But it disturbs me every time I hear it. If he'd been trying to strive for allusions, there are plenty more that could have been more effective. As it stands, and without the benefit of seeing the video, I simply wish he'd made clear word choices, particularly about the 'daddy' line which is super-disturbing.


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    Feb 14th, 2019 2:13pm report

    It’s not a good look for ole Bruce. I honestly think he’s just thinking about girl he used to have a crush on when he was younger. That is all.

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    Dec 4th, 2018 12:14pm report

    If you watch the music video it explains... He's in love with a woman that has a sugar daddy.


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    Oct 26th, 2018 10:49pm report

    totally pedophilia song. Is your Dad home, I got a bad desire, I want to do things to you

    Crazy I hear it sometimes on radio,
    old guy wants to make sex to a little girl when daddy isnt home...

    OMG. another Harvey Weinstein scandal noone talked about, because???

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    Oct 24th, 2018 10:09pm report

    It’s a song about drug use and addiction- initially, his addiction is mocking him by calling him a “little girl”, the “daddy” reference being the drug itself or his dealer, either one having left him alone with this “bad desire” (craving the drug). His addiction this time is tempting him, sarcastically (as in, how is quitting working for you so far) with “Can he do the things to you that I can?” - with the “he” in this case being his abstinence.
    Then, his addiction is tempting him much more SEDUCTIVELY with “Are you all alone? I can take you higher”.
    The dull knife through the middle of his skull, waking up with night sweats, followed by the freight train coming at him, are full blown withdrawal symptoms; after that, ALL he does is answer back to it, “ONLY YOU can cool my desire.... woohoo....”


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    Oct 17th, 2018 10:01am report

    Its actually sad, his singing about how her father left her when she was young and he never gave her what she needed so he wants to give a sort of fulfillment in life knowning when he gives her that she will pleasure him

    The edge dull knife I think means how cold and blunt people can be and they cut threw you leaving a valley of scars

    The waking up in the middle of the night having cold sweats making the bedding wet means of how his forever hers completely smitten he craves her touch but shes hurt herself so doesnt know how to approach her

    They both crave and obsess over each other all day but they will both die never getting to touch one another because of their hurtful pasts.


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    Apr 14th, 2018 4:48am report

    An affair I had with a married woman. He was a trucker and so was I. I rolled down the road sweating with lust for her until our next rendezvous. I had to call first, naturally


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    Jan 31st, 2018 1:17pm report

    He’s singing about the car.


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    Jan 10th, 2018 1:19pm report

    He has an inner conflict with himself over his sexual desires for a young ( minor) girl he knows.

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    Jan 23rd, 2017 1:34am report

    The woman in this song is in a different class than the singer.

    She is with a man that he feels is not good enough to spark her soul as he could.

    He longs for her but knows in his heart that he cant have her.

    It bothers him to the point that it affects his sleep. His soul feels cut because of the situation and his helplessness to act on it.

    It is the classic tale of a poor guy with a soul and conscience who longs for a rich girl who will never be his.


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    Jan 4th, 2017 1:42pm report

    Bruce has pedophile neighbor daughter porn fantasies. Sick.


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    May 23rd, 2015 5:06pm report

    Woman married to an old dude.....young guy tempting her....the end.

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