What does City mean?

Hollywood Undead: City Meaning

Album cover for City album cover

City Lyrics

Let's watch it burn
Let's watch it burn
Let's watch this city burn the world

Let's watch this city burn
from the skyline on top of the world
Til there's nothing left in her
Let's watch this city burn the world

my body doused in...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 28th 2014 !⃝

    "My body doused in ash with two empty cans of gas
    The only evidence they have is a police sketch of my mask
    And it's hard at times to ask if you can save my heart for last
    And it's hard to face the facts when the darkness fades to black"

    Its basically saying that we as the people are destroying the world we live in. Through this technological age we care less about the real issues and what our personal issues are. Then we also are anonymous despite all the info about us on the internet because the government doesn't care who we are as long as we're not aware of what we're doing. That's why the media is so predominant. Its a distraction from the real issues.

    "It's not just make believe when they make me take a seat
    And they put amphetamines in the air and make me breathe"

    Talking about all the chemicals, drugs, and GMO's etc we, ourselves, are exposing us to.

    "So come on and grab your children, look out for burning buildings
    And villains who pillage, they're killing by the millions
    And billions of people die for a lost cause
    So now I pray to my nation destroyed under god"

    Talking about how it feels as thought we are completely lost and separated from God however, we are not. (key word being feels)

    "The city looks so pretty, do you wanna burn it with me?
    'Til the skies bleeds ashes and the fucking skyline crashes"

    Talking about the facade that everything is okay and getting better in the world. This lyric sees through the fake and notices how corrupt and messed up everything really is.

    "They catch us with matches to ignite the flame
    And all the hopes of a youth deemed fucking insane"

    Talking about the people who are self aware being labeled as extremists or even unintelligent. Talking about the people who actually do care about what's going on being ignored and thought of as insane.

    "They say,
    Take the pill
    In god we trust
    Go and kill
    God loves us
    As in life as in death
    Breathing 'til there is no breath"

    Talking about how we were Founded on Christianity but are now a corrupt country. Throwing around pills, drugs, alcohol, porn, media, commercialism, materialism, fake politics etc while pedal pushing "religion" to mask whats wrong and make everything seem ok.

    "I will not die in the night but in the light
    Of the sun with the ashes of this world in my lungs
    But who am I to say let's all just run away
    Grab your saints and pray, we're gonna burn this world today."

    Saying that they will not be fooled like everyone else. They see what is wrong and want to change it. That they are enlightened and knowledgeable and did something to try and change it. That they themselves tried. And in doing so they want to evacuate. Want to do something.

    "As in heaven as on earth
    We've been dead since our birth"

    I can see this in two different ways. In a Biblical Way or in a Meditative way. First of all it goes with Christian Beliefs that we are dead since we're born here because we're apart from our Father and born in sin which is equivalent to death. However he still watches us and helps us til we can be reunited.

    Otherwise, I see this as a since birth we are conditioned to pay attention to the meaningless sides of life. Media. Sports. Drama. Pop Culture etc. rather than pay attention to whats going on and actually using our rights to make this country a better place.

    "We use the trees as torches
    Do you wanna burn it with me?
    Fill the streets with corpses
    Do you wanna burn it with me?
    Watch the city fucking bleed
    Do you wanna burn it with me?
    Bring the world to its knees
    Do you wanna burn it with me?"

    This is all about taking action and destroying the corruption and then using it as a start to a revolution or a warning sign.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 5th 2010 !⃝

    It's very clear what this song is saying. The "city" symbolizes all the corruption in the world and how it's just burning everything away.
    "Watch the city f***ing bleed, and bring the world to its knees!" Describes how the media is just weakening the world.

  3. anonymous
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    May 9th 2022 !⃝

    This song is referring to the damage the world as a whole caused. I think they are focusing more so on the American side of things as they continuously reference "Under God", a commonly known line from our constitution. This song addresses many issues such as the damage and violence we are all accustomed to, the chemicals we deal with such as GMOs and pollution in the air, and mass killings.

    Side note: I'm using this song on a decades project because I feel this is relatable to the U.S in the 1960s as many of the civil rights movements and riots happened around that time period and it's sad to see that 60+ years later this song holds the same weight as it could've if released back then.

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 28th 2019 !⃝

    They're pyromaniacs and are expressing it via songs lol

    ~HU fan~

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 13th 2019 !⃝

    Its about the future or 9/11.

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 31st 2018 !⃝

    I think this song is about America and of it's many problems and no one is doing anything about said problems.

  7. anonymous
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    Sep 6th 2017 !⃝

    A song about the evil damage that has been done by ''The Pharisian Jesuit Indoctrination'' that infiltrated our minds to become left wing ''fascist radicals'' that now wants to burn everything down that's on the CITY. Used words with ''symbolic fantasy'' that will eventually get into someone's reality, to just do it. THEY with ''It's'' actual aim, as a end means of controlling our minds Chaotically in order for us to become dependent on It's artificial higher power union of the Roman Catholic Church and Government to save us, after everything from the top of the CITY would be burning down. So then THey all can get out and ready with Their Holy Water to extinguish the CITY fires that They covertly started to raise this hellfire from the beginning.

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 26th 2016 !⃝

    It made me this of it in two ways.
    1. It makes me think of the Taliban wanting to bring the world two it knees by causing all this distrusting.
    2. Made Me think of it allitle like Nukeler war

  9. anonymous
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    Nov 5th 2015 !⃝

    Talking about the US gouvernment or about terrorism in US(9/11)

  10. anonymous
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    Nov 2nd 2015 !⃝

    After a few interpretations I think it has to do with 2 key things:
    1. Soldiers being brainwashed
    2. And religion being used to do so.

    I don't think the city is an American one. I'm pretty sure the city is a city being occupied by American troops and they are the ones burning it to the ground. They do so because they are told that it is just and that god wants them to. And the way they talk about the city burning it sounds as though the soldiers feel like they are doing something good.

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 2nd 2015 !⃝

    I think its about the Holocaust... just from gathering the burning comments and also the comment about amphetamines

  12. anonymous
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    Oct 19th 2014 !⃝

    I think the song represents a blaming of someone full of hatred because of the unfairness and stupidity of most human people in this world. City is the place where everything happens and the city is full of hatred, we can easily just burn it and all this hatredness is gone, but millions of honest people would die, so I don't think this would be worth it...

  13. anonymous
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    Apr 24th 2014 !⃝

    I think it's about 9/11. At one part in the song I heard, "a nation destroyed by your god". That made me think of 9/11

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  14. anonymous
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    Oct 8th 2013 !⃝

    I think the song is simply a representation of war and the lies soldiers are fed in order to destroy

  15. anonymous
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    Jul 18th 2013 !⃝

    I believe the "City" in this song represents everything bad that has happened so far in life, and "burning" the "City" feels like a rather aggressive way of letting it go

  16. anonymous
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    May 9th 2013 !⃝

    Its about 9/11

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  17. anonymous
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    Apr 16th 2012 !⃝

    I personally think its a mixture of different things; 9/11, the Holocaust, the Apocalypse, armagendon, the lust of the world that is destroying the Earth bc only a small percent of ppl realize what we are doing to it and how we are our down fall. Thats my opinion, I love this song!

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