The Arsonist
Heart-Set Self-Destruct Lyrics


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Do you miss the flames we shared?
Do you miss me at all?
When we kissed everything inside of me burned brighter than the sun
I couldn't say no, I couldn't let go
When you said you felt the same that's when I felt your fire

And then I died inside your light
I died inside your light, tonight

I'm in love with the arsonist
I never thought that I'd be burned like this
She'll strike a match, set my heart on fire
Im an addict you're the drug for me
(whoa-oh)
Im an addict you're the drug for me
(whoa-oh)
So light my heart, set my lips on fire

Everyone I knew tried to warn me
Don't you ever trust her
She loved to kiss me, leave me
Over and over again
And I'm over the desire
But I love to play with the fire
Her words burn me at night

My eyes can't find her burning light
Her burning light, tonight

I'm in love with the arsonist
I never thought that I'd be burned like this
She'll strike a match, set my heart on fire
Im an addict you're the drug for me
(whoa-oh)
Im an addict you're the drug for me
(whoa-oh)
So light my heart, set my lips on fire

Bring me all your worst and light me
I'm burning for you over and over

My eyes can't find her burning light
Her burning light, tonight

I'm in love with the arsonist
I never thought that I'd be burned like this
She'll strike a match, set my heart on fire
Im an addict you're the drug for me
(whoa-oh)
Im an addict you're the drug for me




(whoa-oh)
So light my heart, set my lips on fire

Overall Meaning

The first verse of "The Arsonist" by Heart-Set Self-Destruct delves into the intense feelings experienced in a past relationship. The singer reminisces about the intense connection they shared with their partner, highlighted by passionate kisses that made everything within them burn brightly. Despite knowing deep down that this relationship may not be healthy, the singer found themselves unable to resist the allure of the fire and passion ignited by their significant other's presence. The reference to feeling the other person's fire indicates the intense emotional impact they had on the singer.


As the song progresses, the lyrics take a darker turn as the singer expresses the pain and internal turmoil they experienced within the relationship. The line "And then I died inside your light, I died inside your light, tonight" suggests the emotional toll and destruction caused by the intense love and passion shared with the arsonist figure. The use of fire as a metaphor for love and addiction emphasizes the consuming nature of this relationship, with the singer likening their partner to a drug that they cannot resist despite the harm it causes.


The chorus of the song reinforces the addictive and destructive nature of the relationship, with the singer acknowledging their love for the arsonist despite the pain and warning signs from others. The arsonist is portrayed as someone who sets the singer's heart ablaze, symbolizing the intense and often damaging impact of their presence. Despite being warned by others about the dangers of trusting this person, the singer finds themselves unable to break free from the cycle of desire and destruction that characterizes their connection.


In the final verse, the singer continues to grapple with their conflicting emotions, admitting to being drawn to the arsonist despite the emotional turmoil and scars left behind. The repeated reference to the burning light of the arsonist underscores the haunting and addictive nature of their presence in the singer's life. The plea to "light my heart, set my lips on fire" encapsulates the singer's yearning for the intense and passionate connection they shared, even though it comes at a cost. Overall, "The Arsonist" explores the complexities of love, addiction, and self-destructive behavior within a tumultuous relationship.




Lyrics © O/B/O DistroKid
Written by: Anthony Canal, Daniel Daghlarian, David Camarena, Michael Rose

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