Set the World on Fire
Black Veil Brides Lyrics


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Saints born together to fight against their holy fables
The streets are where we pray
Hymns for the lonely, wretched and forgotten
The feeling in our hearts won't ever fade away

We stand tall (united)
Watch them fall (divided)
Break the chains and now we'll show them all (fight)

Fight for all you know
When your backs against the wall
Stand against the liars
Stronger than before
When your life becomes a war
Set the world on fire

Sing out united against the ones you left in hatred
Our message of today
Like children crying when all they knew was dying
And we will raise our flags up
It's time for them to pay

We stand tall (united)
Watch them fall (divided)
Break the chains and now we'll show them all (fight)

Fight for all you know
When your backs against the wall
Stand against the liars
Stronger than before
When your life becomes a war
Set the world on fire

Whoa oh
So sing it loud you hold the key
Whoa oh
We're the rebels and we're free
Whoa oh
It's time to burn all that you see
Whoa oh
Now the world belongs to me

Fight for all you know
When your back's against the wall
Stand against the liars
Stronger than before
When your life becomes a war
Set the world on fire

Proud in all you are
Showing every scar
As your badge of honor
When you can't take anymore




Of what they're living for
Set the world on fire

Overall Meaning

"Set the World on Fire" is a powerful anthem of rebellion, defiance, and standing up against the forces that oppress us. The song starts off with a message of unity and strength in the face of adversity. The "saints born together" are those who refuse to accept the status quo and will fight against what they see as the lies and fables of the powers that be. The streets are where they pray, where they come together to voice their dissent and stand up for what is right.


The second verse is a call to arms, a rallying cry for all those who have been forgotten or mistreated by society. The "hymns for the lonely, wretched, and forgotten" are a potent symbol of the power of music to bring people together, to give voice to those who have been silenced. The chorus is a declaration of war, urging us to fight for what we believe in even when the odds seem insurmountable. We need to stand tall and united, watching our enemies fall and breaking the chains that bind us.


The bridge is a powerful reminder that we hold the key to our own destiny. We can be rebels and be free, burning down the structures that have held us back and claiming the world for ourselves. The final chorus is a triumphant celebration of all that we are, all the scars and badges of honor that we have accumulated on our journey. "Set the World on Fire" is a song that speaks to the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and achieve great things.


Line by Line Meaning

Saints born together to fight against their holy fables
A group of determined individuals brought together to challenge and defy their religious myths


The streets are where we pray
We take to the streets for our cause, fighting for what we believe in


Hymns for the lonely, wretched and forgotten
Our message is for those who feel neglected and abandoned, and we sing it loudly


The feeling in our hearts won't ever fade away
Our passion and determination is unwavering, and will never falter


We stand tall (united)
We are a united front, standing tall and strong together


Watch them fall (divided)
Those who oppose us will crumble when they realize they are divided and alone


Break the chains and now we'll show them all (fight)
We will break free from the chains of oppression and show the world what we're made of through our actions


Fight for all you know
Fight for what you believe in, with all that you know and hold dear


When your backs against the wall
When you're in a dire situation and backed into a corner


Stand against the liars
Stand up against those who try to deceive and manipulate others


Stronger than before
We will emerge even stronger than before, no matter how many times we're knocked down


When your life becomes a war
Life can be a battle, and we must be prepared to fight


Set the world on fire
We will ignite a revolution and spark change in the world


Sing out united against the ones you left in hatred
We will sing together in unity against those who have wronged us in the past


Our message of today
Our message of hope and change for the present


Like children crying when all they knew was dying
We are like children crying out for a better world, when all we've ever known is struggle and pain


And we will raise our flags up
We will proudly fly our banners and show the world our unwavering determination


It's time for them to pay
The oppressors will pay for their crimes and their reign will come to an end


So sing it loud you hold the key
Let your voice be heard, as you are the one who holds the power to effect change


We're the rebels and we're free
We are the ones who dare to defy the norms and free ourselves from oppression


It's time to burn all that you see
We will destroy the old world and create a new one in its place


Now the world belongs to me
We will take ownership of the world and make it a better place for all


Proud in all you are
Be proud of who you are and embrace your true self


Showing every scar
Bear your scars as a badge of honor, a testament to your strength and resilience


As your badge of honor
Your scars are a symbol of your courage and an emblem of your integrity


When you can't take anymore
When you reach your breaking point and can no longer endure the injustices of the world


Of what they're living for
Of a world that is ruled by greed and malice




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: LUKE W WALKER, JOSH ABRAHAM, ANDY BIERSACK, JEREMY FERGUSON, JACOB PITTS, ASHLEY PURDY

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