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Kings of Leon: Sex on Fire Meaning

Tagged: Sex [suggest]

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. danniboi
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    Jun 15th 2009 report

    in an interview, kinds of leon actually said that there are two ways to write a song: write the music and fit words to it, or the other way around, that is to say write the words then fit music to it

    this song was from the first, they wrote what they thought was great music (which it is), and then fitted words that matched the music, and this is what they came up with.

  2. Bamboozle
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    Jun 13th 2009 report

    This song is apparently just about sex and the excitement of gettin on with someone you're attracted to!! Mostly its about the excitement before: 'Consumed with whats to transpire.' IT could be a homosexual or heterosexual encounter, I believe that interpretation is left to the listener. The video definitely has tons of homosexual references: the dude picking up the 'cock' then suckin on chicken wings oh and the fact that there are NO chicks in the video only a 'cock'

  3. anonymous
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    May 7th 2009 report

    I think this song is about a kinky one-night stand where both parties really wonder if/believe there could be more beyond this particular night. I also think it could be a metaphor for a relationship that is everything he wants it to be, thus the "the kiddie like play has people talking, talking" as if other couples might be jealous of everything their relationship has.

  4. anonymous
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    May 7th 2009 report

    I think it's about a dude making love to his mother after they met up randomly at a hidden bar because the door would be disguised in an alley. he doesn't know it's his mother, but realizes it too late, thus the "with what's to transpire" line.

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  5. ez2figure
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    Apr 19th 2009 report

    Listen closely to the words. It is about an angry young man getting his thrills while fanticising about a young woman he apparently abudcted or attacked in the ally and forcing her to have sex while he is killing her.

  6. kolocow
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    Mar 19th 2009 report

    It's about oral sex while driving but also sexually transmitted diseases. 'What might transpire' might be a play on words. Change the spelling from 'pire' to 'pyre'...and you have a crash or disease, cruising to a funeral pyre. Life's rich ambiguity, not lost to the southern sons.

  7. anonymous
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    Mar 5th 2009 report

    I think this song is maily about hot hot sex, doesn't matter where it is, they just want it because its so good.

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 4th 2009 report

    It's about people having sex and then they get lit on fire just for kicks. cause there sickos.

  9. Spicylollipop
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    Feb 19th 2009 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.

  10. anonymous
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    Feb 1st 2009 report

    It makes sense though, if it's just about great sex then where does the alley come in to play?

  11. georgiarachel
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    Jan 24th 2009 report

    It's about great sex.
    like, have you ever had sex that was so good its just 'on fire'? freakin prostitution!

  12. anonymous
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    Jan 23rd 2009 report

    that should make for some interesting pillow talk.
    "hey honey, do you remember how we met?"
    "Of course, I was walking home through an alley, and you were the one with the chlorophorm."

  13. anonymous
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    Jan 23rd 2009 report

    This sounds like a rape that turned into a one night stand.
    That or prostitution

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  14. anonymous
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    Jan 15th 2009 report

    Through subtle referencing this song has quite possibly delivered the first ever paen to cystitis

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