Mailbox Arson
Alexisonfire Lyrics


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Your mail's not safe in this town
Your mail's not safe in this town
Your mail's not safe in this town
Your mail's not safe in this town

I strike a red bird on your face
And pour the kerosene in your mouth
I watch the match fall down your throat
I burn all your precious bowels
I watch the smoke pour from every crack
And breathe in your secret lives
All your bills, pay and welfare cheques
But I don't think I can stay for long
There's lots more mail that's not yet ash

Your mail's not safe in this town
Your mail's not safe in this town
Your mail's not safe in this town
Well, I'm taking this all back

I watch the smoke start to rise
One hundred homes, one hundred fires
Everything you own now burns away
This town is no longer mine
It's fucked with me for the last time
How I wish that I could see your face

When the sky is streaked with plumes
Know that it's my signature
Upon this wretched fucking city

Mailbox arson
My sweet revenge
Mailbox arson
My sweet revenge

Strike a match and burn away
Every tie that binds me to this place
Strike a match and burn away
Every tie that binds me to this place
I will strike a match and burn away
Every tie that binds me to this place
Strike a match and burn away
Every tie that binds me to this place

When the smoke clears
You can consider us anything

Your mail's not safe in this town
Your mail's not safe in this town
Your mail's not safe in this town
Well, I'm taking this all back

I watch the smoke start to rise
One hundred homes one hundred fires
Everything you own now burned away
This town is no longer mine,




It's fucked with me for the last time
How I wish that I could see your face

Overall Meaning

The song Mailbox Arson by Alexisonfire is a powerful and intense depiction of revenge and destruction. The lyrics talk about the singer burning down every mailbox in the town, symbolically destroying the ties that bind them to the place. The lines "your mail's not safe in this town" serve as a warning to the people about the impending destruction. The song talks about pouring kerosene down someone's throat and watching the match fall down their throat, indicating that the singer has reached a point of extreme rage and anger.


The lyrics further describe the satisfaction of watching the smoke pour from every crack and breathing in the secret lives of people, including their bills, pay, and welfare cheques. The singer acknowledges that there is more mail to burn and that they cannot stay for long. The song ends with the singer burning down one hundred homes and one hundred fires, wishing they could see the faces of the people when the smoke clears. The song showcases the destructive power of anger and the need for revenge.


Line by Line Meaning

Your mail's not safe in this town
The songwriter is warning people that their mail is not safe in the town they live in.


I strike a red bird on your face
The songwriter describes a violent act of aggression towards someone.


And pour the kerosene in your mouth
The songwriter is adding fuel to the violent act previously described, making it more painful and dangerous.


I watch the match fall down your throat
The songwriter is taking pleasure in watching the person suffer from the violent act and the kerosene.


I burn all your precious bowels
The songwriter is destroying something important to the person, possibly as a form of revenge.


I watch the smoke pour from every crack
The songwriter is visualizing the destruction and how it is spreading.


And breathe in your secret lives
The songwriter is taking satisfaction in learning about the secrets that the person may have had in their mail or possessions.


All your bills, pay and welfare cheques
The songwriter is listing out the types of mail that people receive and therefore why their mail is not safe.


But I don't think I can stay for long
The songwriter is suggesting that they are either in danger themselves or that they have other things to do.


There's lots more mail that's not yet ash
The songwriter is indicating that there is still more destruction to come.


Well, I'm taking this all back
The songwriter is asserting themselves and taking control of the situation.


I watch the smoke start to rise
The songwriter is observing the destruction they have caused and possibly taking pleasure in it.


One hundred homes, one hundred fires
The songwriter is describing the scale of their destruction.


Everything you own now burns away
The songwriter is destroying everything that the people in the town own.


This town is no longer mine
The songwriter disassociates themselves from the town, suggesting that they do not belong there anymore.


It's fucked with me for the last time
The songwriter is suggesting that something in the town has wronged them in some way, causing them to take revenge.


How I wish that I could see your face
The songwriter wants to see the people's faces and possibly witness their reaction to the destruction caused.


When the sky is streaked with plumes
The songwriter is describing the aftermath of the destruction and how the smoke fills the sky.


Know that it's my signature
The songwriter is taking ownership of the destruction and making sure that people know it was them who caused it.


Upon this wretched fucking city
The songwriter is expressing their disgust with the town and suggesting that it deserved to be destroyed.


Mailbox arson
The songwriter gives a name to the act of destruction they have caused.


My sweet revenge
The songwriter is taking pleasure in the revenge they have enacted.


When the smoke clears
The songwriter is acknowledging that the destruction they caused will not last forever.


You can consider us anything
The songwriter is suggesting that the people they destroyed can think of them however they want.


Strike a match and burn away
The songwriter is describing the process of destruction and how it was done.


Every tie that binds me to this place
The songwriter is suggesting that they wanted to sever all connections they had to that town.


I will strike a match and burn away
The songwriter is repeating the phrase to emphasize their intentions and actions.


Your mail's not safe in this town
The songwriter is repeating the warning from the beginning of the song to remind people of the danger they are in.


This town is no longer mine
The songwriter repeats this line to reinforce their disassociation from the town.


It's fucked with me for the last time
The songwriter repeats this line to emphasize their justification for the destruction they caused.


How I wish that I could see your face
The songwriter repeats this line to reiterate their desire to witness the people's reactions to the destruction they caused.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Dallas Green, Wade Macneil, Jordan Hastings, Chris Steele, George Pettit

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