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Kings of Leon: Sex on Fire Meaning

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Song Released: 2008


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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...

  1. TTiger
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    Aug 21st 2011 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.

  2. TTiger
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    Aug 20th 2011 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".

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 5th 2011 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

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 1st 2011 report

    it's like,
    "whoa, females are cool"

    like "your sex" = female

    "on fire" = cool

    duh

  5. anonymous
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    May 25th 2011 report

    It's just about passionate sex. You people are reading too much into it!

  6. anonymous
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    May 1st 2011 report

    As a songwriter/musician I can guarantee what it means. Not a damned thing. They had a rift, a melody while jamming, then stuck words to it. That's how we all do it! Starts with a line or two and then you build of the theme from there. Chances are "You, your sex is on fire" was first and it matched the tune and they took it from there. Random lyrics that get some minor editing and then people read too deep into them and try to make it all one big metaphorical mess. It is what it is, words.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  7. anonymous
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    Feb 6th 2011 report

    It's very easily interpreted as a song about great sex turning into the woman having a venereal disease infecting him.

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 16th 2010 report

    It's clearly about a man wanting and waitnig to be with another man, but they have to sneak because people will see them and they don't want to be seen and he is anticipating tasting him and driving his who who up the other guys cooch.

  9. anonymous
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    Mar 3rd 2010 report

    About STDs

  10. anonymous
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    Nov 21st 2009 report

    It's about someone thinking about someone, wanting them so badly, they're consumed by their feelings aka desire for them... :-)

  11. anonymous
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    Oct 14th 2009 report

    Duh, this song is obviously about getting flamed.

  12. mars
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    Aug 10th 2009 report

    When I listen to the lyrics of this song, it sounds to me like a couple that can't be together and when they actually are there sex in on fire

  13. kidkhaos26
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    Jun 24th 2009 report

    Okay peeps this song is about great sex and prostitution

  14. gnrgirl
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    Jun 24th 2009 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.

  15. anonymous
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    Jun 23rd 2009 report

    its obviously about great sex...the sexual things they do and where they do them...the "consumed by what will transpire" is not about an std...its about where the relationship will go. will it all be about sex or more.... i love this song




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