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Baby's on Fire
Die Antwoord Lyrics


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Baby's on fire

Boom, boom boom
It's show time, motherfucker, it's on
Apocalypse now, I'm dropping this bomb
You can't fuck with this song
I stick to this spliff I'm not clampin this bong

I'm a wild child, I don't wanna go to bed
Uh shit sorry man I'm stoned again
Aooooh and now everything's getting so psychedelic
When I'm doos dronk and forget all my fuckin lyrics
Like umm ah who gives a fuck?
Don't worry bout it just blow a kiss to me

I like danger I mean it's a mystery
I'm a lucky ducky gettin' mad shit for free
I rap more bling than Mr. T
I make it look easy 'cos it is to me
My daddy says is like a to see
A South African cherrie makin' history

Baby's on fire
She got me going fuckin crazy since

O jirre god se jesus

Baby's on fire
She got me going fuckin crazy since

O jirre god se Jesus

Baby's on fire

Hi-Tek drop that four to the floor
I get real paid what you think I do this for
My bodyguard help me get to the bar
Niell Blomkamp's making me a movie star
A lotta bad boys want a piece of me
If you're lucky boy, I'll let you sneak a peek
My Zef-style's motherfuckin' freaky-deak
I don't want beef 'cos I don't eat no meat
Fuck your whole shit up when I freak the beat
I love it when Jimmy talks sweet to me
I take a trip down memory lane
Like, yo fuck fifteen seconds of fame
I'm a young blood coming up fresh in the game
Yo-landi Visser, motherfucker yo remember the name

Baby's on fire
She got me going fuckin crazy
O jirre god se jesus

Baby's on fire
She got me going from
O jirre god se jesus

Baby's on fire

Ah, freak out!
No need to get so deep, notin quite like a motherfuckin techno beat
A techno beat, A techno beat a techno a techno a techno beat
You know me, maar ek ken jou nie

Ek ken jou nie, ek ken jou nie, ek ken jou, ken jou, ken jou nie

Baby's on fire

Baby's on fire
She got me going from
O jirre god se Jesus

Baby's on fire
She got me going from
O jirre god se Jesus

Baby's on fire
Flame on, motherfuckers

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Die Antwoord's song "Baby's on Fire" are a mix of hedonism, drugs, and rebellion. The song is about Yo-landi Visser, Die Antwoord's band member, who is described as a dangerous and wild girl who loves to be in the music scene. The refrain, "Baby's on fire" has a double meaning. It can refer to the girl being so hot and stunning that she sets the place on fire, but it can also be interpreted as a reference to her being so reckless and untamed that she's in danger of self-destructing.


The song is structured as a rap over a heavy, techno beat, but the lyrics are also heavily infused with Afrikaans slang and street lingo. The lyrics express a sense of nihilism and disconnection, which is typical of Die Antwoord's music style. The rapper Ninja often switches between Afrikaans and English in the lyrics, adding to the unique sound of the song.


The lyrics to "Baby's on Fire" are not intended to be taken too seriously. The song is a portrayal of wildness and hedonism, and the lyrics are meant to be a reflection of the carefree and rebellious attitude of its creators. The song is best enjoyed as a fun party anthem, rather than a serious social commentary.


Line by Line Meaning

Baby's on fire
The girl she is singing about is attractive and exciting.


Boom, boom boom
The song is about to begin, and it's going to be explosive.


It's show time, motherfucker, it's on
It's time to start the performance, and they're not holding back.


Apocalypse now, I'm dropping this bomb
The music is so powerful and intense that it feels like a bomb being dropped.


You can't fuck with this song
The song is so good that no one can compete with it.


I stick to this spliff I'm not clampin this bong
She prefers smoking a spliff over using a bong.


I'm a wild child, I don't wanna go to bed
She is a free spirit who doesn't want to conform to societal norms like going to bed at a reasonable time.


Uh shit sorry man I'm stoned again
She's apologizing for being stoned again, which affects her memory and ability to perform.


Aooooh and now everything's getting so psychedelic
Her experience is becoming trippy and surreal due to the drugs she's using.


When I'm doos dronk and forget all my fuckin lyrics
Sometimes she drinks too much and forgets the lyrics to her songs.


Like umm ah who gives a fuck?
She doesn't care that she messed up, and it's not a big deal to her.


Don't worry bout it just blow a kiss to me
She doesn't want her fans to worry about her and just show her love instead.


I like danger I mean it's a mystery
She enjoys living life on the edge because it's thrilling and unpredictable.


I'm a lucky ducky gettin' mad shit for free
She feels fortunate to get a lot of free stuff because of her fame.


I rap more bling than Mr. T
She wears a lot of jewelry and is flashier than Mr. T.


I make it look easy 'cos it is to me
She's talented and finds performing easy.


My daddy says is like a to see
Her father is proud of her and enjoys watching her perform.


A South African cherrie makin' history
She's a South African woman who's making a name for herself in the music industry.


Hi-Tek drop that four to the floor
She wants the DJ to start playing a specific type of beat.


I get real paid what you think I do this for
She makes a lot of money from performing and wants to make it clear that she's not doing it for free.


My bodyguard help me get to the bar
She has a bodyguard who helps her navigate through crowded places.


Niell Blomkamp's making me a movie star
A famous director has plans to cast her in a movie.


A lotta bad boys want a piece of me
There are many men who are interested in her romantically and physically.


If you're lucky boy, I'll let you sneak a peek
She's teasing the guys who want her attention by implying that they might get a glimpse of her body.


My Zef-style's motherfuckin' freaky-deak
Her fashion sense is wild and unconventional.


I don't want beef 'cos I don't eat no meat
She doesn't want to fight with anyone because she doesn't eat meat.


Fuck your whole shit up when I freak the beat
She wants to impress her audience by rapping in a way that will surprise and excite them.


I love it when Jimmy talks sweet to me
She likes it when her boyfriend, Jimmy, speaks to her affectionately.


I take a trip down memory lane
She's reflecting on her past experiences, both positive and negative.


Like, yo fuck fifteen seconds of fame
She doesn't care about being briefly famous; she wants to have a lasting impact in the industry.


I'm a young blood coming up fresh in the game
She's a young artist who's new to the music scene and has a lot of potential.


Yo-landi Visser, motherfucker yo remember the name
She's reminding her audience that her name is Yo-Landi Visser and that they should remember her as a talented artist.


Ah, freak out!
She wants her audience to dance and enjoy themselves by getting crazy.


No need to get so deep, notin quite like a motherfuckin techno beat
She doesn't want to overthink the meaning of the song; it's just a fun song with a techno beat.


A techno beat, A techno beat a techno a techno a techno beat
Repeating the phrase emphasizes the importance of the techno beat in the song.


You know me, maar ek ken jou nie
She's saying that people know of her, but she doesn't necessarily know them personally.


Ek ken jou nie, ek ken jou nie, ek ken jou, ken jou, ken jou nie
Repeating the phrase further emphasizes that she doesn't know the person she's singing to.


Flame on, motherfuckers
She's encouraging her audience to enjoy themselves and keep the energy high.




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JUSTIN DE NOBREGA, ANRI DU TOIT, WATKIN TUDOR JONES

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Has anyone else just randomly remembered that this exists and came back to re watch it after a few years?

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I HAD NO BUSSINESS WATCHING THIS WHEN I WAS LIKE 6-7 😭😭😭😭

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SAME

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STOP WHY DID WE LIVE THE SAME LIFE

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