This Fire
Franz Ferdinand Lyrics


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Eyes boring a way through me
Paralyze, controlling completely
Now there is a fire in me
A fire that burns

This fire is out of control
I'm gonna to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
I'm gonna to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
We're gonna to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
We're gonna to burn it, I'll burn it, I, I, I'll burn it down

Eyes burning the way through me
Overwhelm, destroying so sweetly
Now there is a fire within me
A fire that burns

This fire is out of control
I'm gonna to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
I'm gonna to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
We're gonna to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
Then I'm, I'm out of control and I burn

Oh, how I burn for you
Burn, oh, how I burn for you
Burn, how I burn
How I burn, oh, how I

This fire is out of control
I'm gonna to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
I'm gonna to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
We're gonna to burn this city, burn this city




This fire is out of control
We're gonna to burn it, I'll burn it, I, I, I'll burn it down

Overall Meaning

The song "This Fire" by Franz Ferdinand is about the intense desire and passion that someone can feel for another person. The lyrics describe how the person's gaze can have an effect on the singer, making them feel paralyzed and completely controlled. However, this control leads to a feeling of empowerment and an intense burning desire, like a fire within them that cannot be contained.


The repeated refrain of "this fire is out of control" suggests that this passion is overwhelming and all-consuming, leading them to want to burn the city down. The lyrics express a sense of danger, with the singer proclaiming that they are "out of control" and that they will burn everything down.


However, in the chorus, the tone changes slightly with the singer professing their burning desire for the person they are singing about, almost as if the danger is worth it. The line, "Oh, how I burn for you" suggests that the intensity of their passion is directly related to their connection to this person.


Overall, "This Fire" is a powerful, intense song that explores the dangerous, overpowering nature of desire and passion.


Line by Line Meaning

Eyes boring a way through me
His gaze is probing him intensely


Paralyze, controlling completely
He has an overwhelming hold over him, rendering him powerless


Now there is a fire in me
He has been ignited with a burning passion


A fire that burns
This is an intense and all-consuming flame


This fire is out of control
The passion is uncontrollable and dangerous


I'm gonna to burn this city, burn this city
He is possessed by an impulse to unleash the fire's wrath upon the city


We're gonna to burn this city, burn this city
The passion is so strong that it spreads and becomes a shared desire of many


Then I'm, I'm out of control and I burn
His own flames of passion consume him completely


Oh, how I burn for you
His passion reaches a boiling point, targeted towards someone in particular


Burn, oh, how I burn for you
The intensity of his passion is insatiable


Burn, how I burn
He can't help but let the flames overtake him


How I burn, oh, how I
He is consumed with fire and desire


We're gonna to burn it, I'll burn it, I, I, I'll burn it down
His passion becomes a destructive force, seeking to annihilate everything in its path




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley, Nicholas John McCarthy, Paul Robert Thompson, Robert Hardy

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This Fire Lyrics
[Verse 1]
Eyes burning a way through me
Eyes, destroying so sweetly
Now there is a fire in me
A fire that burns

[Chorus]
This fire is out of control
I'm going to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
I'm going to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
We're going to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
We're going to burn it, I'll burn it, I, I, I'll burn it down

[Verse 2]
Eyes boring a way through me
Paralyse, controlling completely
Now there is a fire in me
A fire that burns

[Chorus]
This fire is out of control
I'm going to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
I'm going to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
This fire is out of control
This fire is out of control

[Bridge]
Oh, how I burn for you
Burn, oh, how I burn for you
Burn, how I burn
How I burn, oh, how I

[Instrumental Break]

[Chorus]
This fire is out of control
I'm going to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
I'm going to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
We're going to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
We're going to burn it, I'll burn it, I, I, I'll burn it down



Limits98

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Eyes burning a way through me
Eyes, destroying so sweetly
Now there is a fire in me
A fire that burns

[Chorus]
This fire is out of control
I'm going to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
I'm going to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
We're going to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
We're going to burn it, I'll burn it, I, I, I'll burn it down

[Verse 2]
Eyes boring a way through me
Paralyse, controlling completely
Now there is a fire in me
A fire that burns

[Chorus]
This fire is out of control
I'm going to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
I'm going to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
This fire is out of control
This fire is out of control

[Bridge]
Oh, how I burn for you
Burn, oh, how I burn for you
Burn, how I burn
How I burn, oh, how I

[Instrumental Break]

[Chorus]
This fire is out of control
I'm going to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
I'm going to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
We're going to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
We're going to burn it, I'll burn it, I, I, I'll burn it down



Henry Crz

Eyes, boring a way into me
Eyes , Destroying so sweetly
Now there is a fire in me
A fire that burns
This fire is out of control
I'm gonna to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
I'm gonna to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
This fire is out of control
This fire is out of control and I burn
Eyes burning the way through me
Paralyse, controlling completely
Now there is a fire in me
A fire that burns
This fire is out of control
I'm gonna to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
I'm gonna to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
Then I'm, I'm out of control and I burn
Oh, how I burn for you
Burn, oh, how I burn for you
Burn, how I burn
How I burn, oh, how I burn

This fire is out of control
I'm gonna to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
I'm gonna to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
We're gonna to burn this city, burn this city
This fire is out of control
We're gonna to burn it, I'll burn it, I, I, I'll burn it down



All comments from YouTube:

ErrorFox

First time I heard this song was on burnout 3 in 2014, and now I'm listening to it in 2022 on cyberpunk edgerunners, I'm really glad this song is still being recognized.

Danky Fever

Thats how I knew it from the first episode. Brought back burnout 3 vibes haha. I was like this a perfect intro to a series. I'm hooked.

Y does Google want to share my name?

Same!

Pablo Garcia

It already had like 4 million veiws before cyberpunk anime

Youngkeeba

same

The_Active_Gamer

I KNEW I RECOGNIZED IT FROM SOMEWHERE

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CubZeke

My mouth dropped when the first episode of Cyberpunk ended. I couldn't believe that they'd use an obscure almost 20 yr old song. I loved listening to Franz Ferdinand back in Middle school.

Rataldo

What do you mean obscure. This song was really popular like 20 years ago. Same with others songs from Franz Ferdinand. As a mater of fact this was not the first Franz Ferdinand song to be used in an anime

CubZeke

@Rataldo well almost 20 years is almost 20 years. Gen Z have no idea (for the most part) who Franz Ferdinand is.

an username

@CubZeke maybe it’s just the people I hang around but they’re definitely still known by gen Z

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