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Kings of Leon: Sex on Fire Meaning

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Song Released: 2008

Sex on Fire Lyrics

Lay where you're laying, don't make a sound
I know they're watching, they're watching
All the comotion, kiddie like play
Has people talking, talking

You, your sex is on fire

The dark of the alley, the breaking of the day
The head while...


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    Feb 19th, 2009 2:50am report

    I think the whole thing is about a forbiden or secret love affair. The alley part could be about where they met up and then they go off, and then the road head. Obviously..
    I don't know where you all get rape from, the whole song is about a relationship about amazingly great sex.


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    Jun 24th, 2009 6:57am report

    It's pretty simple. He has no idea whether his relationship with his chick will amount to anything or not, but their sex is so amazing that it doesn't even matter and he's not thinking of anything else.


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    Nov 30th, 2016 11:56am report

    It's about sex, very likely gay sex, looking at the video. White knuckles on the steering wheel. Getting head while he's driving. I don't know who the QT is in the video, but he's wiping his mouth like he's just given oral sex.


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    Apr 19th, 2016 4:20am report

    Drug addiction! Look how he sweating, his eyes like like tweaked out, friends holding him down so he doesn't take off to take another hit! People have orgasmic feelings, get wet from being high, hence sex on fire, makes them feel so hot, not like any other orgasm!
    In the alley, before dawn.. . Every hour for the deals to take place, rattling bone. .. hurts if u don't get the next hit soon, can just taste it... u taste the chemicals as soon as it hits ur blood! Cmon people, gay or not, addiction is all the same!


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    Oct 14th, 2014 10:09pm report

    This is heroin addiction to a tee.


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    Feb 12th, 2014 2:08pm report

    People.....It's just about having sex with someone who is just crazy about you as you are them. That's it! There is no rape or stupid reason for the lyrics. Things flow and rhyme...that's how a song is made. Give it up! It's a song about great sex that you want to last! If it doesn't, then "it's the greatest, the greatest...the greatest"!


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    Feb 24th, 2013 2:51pm report

    Also the whole promotion thing he mentioned is all religion. Religious people are known for being against gay sex.


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    Feb 24th, 2013 2:48pm report

    Adding on to my previous post. Watch the official video if you dont believe me...after the orgasams he whipes his mouth and spits out some cum. Thats what that represents. who ever was in charge of making the visuals of the musoc video was tottaly gay!


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    Feb 24th, 2013 2:31pm report

    Its obvious this song is about forbbidden gay sex...he is eating meat in the video than He tasted cum and got head in the car. People always watch and talk about gays but the sex is so good and he is risking aids. Its so obvious this video is about gay sex, thats why females were not allowed in this video. Be in denial and be blind no longer. He orgasams at the end.


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    May 24th, 2012 5:51pm report

    its about heroin. shooting up


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    May 21st, 2012 5:35am report

    People assume it is about sex because of the title but originaly it was Set us on fire. What I got from the song was that this couple is involved with each other and totally consumed in their relationship. People stare at them and they don't understand what they have. When they are apart it's unbearable. They could be going through problems and yet still their relationship is the best. The people around them don't accept it because it's different, it may not be pure and innocent and always peaceful but it is the greatest love they will know.


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    Feb 28th, 2012 2:57pm report

    Its simply about him having such an animal attraction to her that he just wants to have sex with her anywhere...anytime...any place no matter whos looking...and that the sex is so good that he cant get it out of his mind or think of her in any other way then how good it will be each time...


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    Feb 25th, 2012 2:42am report

    this song is about sex with a demon or incubus spirit, when the spirit enters him, he gets an appearance of almost physical arousal, with his upward rolling eyes , and then the spirit leaves him, that is the black smoke going out of his mouth, they never reveal the face of the spirit, hence showing only the back..the man with the book probably speakin out a chant to call in the spirit.this song is very occultic in nature


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    Dec 20th, 2011 12:56pm report

    it's about band members losing virginity.
    I't explains how they got first orgasm and then moved up. here is explanation: starts out with masterbation then bamm orgasm! as seen in video you see hands behind what looks like a mosquito net have a close look next time you will see lots of hands propped on something and even shows the cousin look at his hands when he is about to unwrap the foil to eat his chicken drumstick when he is finished he has grin/smile on his face. Anyway they move up to getting blow jobs etc
    virginity lost orgasm galore. shows older brother being showered with water in video which can only mean one thing!....I experienced the greatest thing ever consumed by it in fact an ORGASM/KUM A GREAT FUCK.


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    Aug 21st, 2011 8:53am report

    After looking at the video and rereading the lyrics to this song, I see a very dark and sinister interpretation.

    The story begins just after the writer abducts a young girl from a playground or outside a school. She is confined in his vehicle. As they are driving away she is commanded to lay still and be quiet. A people are watching and a comotion is starting due to people's realization that a young girl seems to be missing.

    He drives her to an alley where he rapes her all night. At first light he drives off to kill her and burn the body. As he is driving he forces her to give head. Thereafter, he strangles her to death. His knuckles are pale as he squeezes her throat; her mouth is of course open as she chokes and gasps for air.

    He then burns the body. The fire feels feverish against his skin. He can taste her burning flesh. The bones rattle as the flesh is burned away.

    'Sex on Fire" is sex with the knowledge your murder will follow. You are consumed with what will transpire...DEATH.

    Interestingly, the video shows the singer being exorcised of a demon. Pesumably, the demon that possessed him to commit this hellish act.


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    Aug 20th, 2011 8:18pm report

    Jun 5 post is dead on except for the line about lips open and pale knuckles. This describes strangulation during sex. His knuckles are white from squeezing her throat; her mouth open as she is choking. The next line is "feels like your dying".


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    Jun 5th, 2011 6:59am report

    Lay where you're laying, don't make a sound
    I know they're watching, they're watching
    All the comotion, kiddie like play
    Has people talking, talking

    - this is an affair - they have to be quiet so they don't get caught. People are already suspicious and gossiping because of the flirting and banter going on between them.

    You, your sex is on fire

    -the sex is amazing. Totally red hot.

    The dark of the alley, the breaking of the day
    The head while I'm driving, I'm driving
    Soft lips are open, knuckles are pale
    Feels like you're dying, you're dying

    - The sex is fantsatic and they do it anywhere they can - down an alley, or her giving him oral in the car whilst he's driving, his knuckles pale from gripping the steering wheel.It' so good it feels like an out of body experience or like heaven,

    You, your sex is on fire
    Consumed with what's to transpire -

    totally consumed by whta she's going to do next or maybe what will happen if they get caught

    Hot as a fever, rattling bones
    I can just taste it,taste it

    - I am lucky enough to have a husband who makes me feel this way...

    If it's not forever, if it's just tonight
    Oh We're still the greatest, the greatest,
    The greatest

    Even if it's just a one night stand - it's the best sex ever

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