Sex on Fire
Kings of Leon Lyrics


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Lay where you're laying
Don't make a sound
I know they're watching
Watching

All the commotion
The kiddie like play
It has people talking
Talking

You
Your sex is on fire

The dark of the alley
The breaking of day
Head while I'm driving
I'm driving

Soft lips are open
Them knuckles are pale
Feels like you're dying
You're dying

You
Your sex is on fire
Consumed
With what's to transpire

Hot as a fever
Rattle of bones
I could just taste it
Taste it

If it's not forever
But there's just tonight
Oh we're still the greatest
The greatest
The greatest

You
Your sex is on fire
You
Your sex is on fire

Consumed
With what's to transpire

And you
Your sex is on fire




Consumed
With what's to transpire

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Kings of Leon’s “Sex on Fire” depict a lustful encounter between lovers, with a focus on their sexual chemistry. The song opens with the singer urging their partner to remain quiet, as they are aware that they are being watched. This creates an atmosphere of secrecy and danger, suggesting that the lovers’ passion is forbidden or taboo in some way. The second verse describes the physical sensations they experience as they engage in sexual activity, with the line “Feels like you’re dying” suggesting that the pleasure is almost unbearable.


The chorus repeats the statement “your sex is on fire,” emphasizing the intense desire and attraction between the lovers. The lyrics suggest that they are completely consumed by their passion, and that they are willing to take risks or ignore long-term consequences in order to indulge in the moment. Despite this, there is a sense of inevitability to their connection, with the line “if it’s not forever, but there’s just tonight” suggesting that the singer knows that their relationship may not be sustainable.


Overall, “Sex on Fire” is a sensuous and intense song that reflects the physical and emotional intensity of a sexual encounter. Through its lyrics, it explores the thrill of forbidden desire, the intensity of physical pleasure, and the fleeting nature of human connection.


Line by Line Meaning

Lay where you're laying
Stay in your current position or situation


Don't make a sound
Remain silent


I know they're watching
I am aware that others are observing us


All the commotion
The chaos and noise around us


The kiddie like play
The immature behavior of others


It has people talking
It has generated discussion and gossip


You
Referring to the person being addressed


Your sex is on fire
You have an intense sexual desire


The dark of the alley
The shadowy area of the street


The breaking of day
The beginning of dawn


Head while I'm driving
My mind is focused on you while I am driving


I'm driving
I am operating a vehicle


Soft lips are open
Your mouth is open and inviting


Them knuckles are pale
Your hands are clenched and your knuckles are white


Feels like you're dying
You are experiencing intense pleasure or pain


You
Referring to the person being addressed


Your sex is on fire
You have an intense sexual desire


Consumed
You are fully experiencing and controlled by


With what's to transpire
With what is about to happen


Hot as a fever
Intense and passionate


Rattle of bones
The sound of bodies moving and shaking


I could just taste it
I am eagerly anticipating the pleasure to come


If it's not forever
If this is not a forever commitment


But there's just tonight
But we only have this one opportunity


Oh we're still the greatest
We are still the best together


You
Referring to the person being addressed


Your sex is on fire
You have an intense sexual desire


Consumed
You are fully experiencing and controlled by


With what's to transpire
With what is about to happen


And you
Referring to the person being addressed


Your sex is on fire
You have an intense sexual desire


Consumed
You are fully experiencing and controlled by


With what's to transpire
With what is about to happen




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill, Caleb Followill

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@ghostyxvii3817

laying in bed, looking out my window with the moon shining through at night. no lights on. blasting this song. its very nostalgic and its a great vibe but it makes me emotional cuz it reminds me of times in my life that will never happen again. also makes me think. i should go out there more, live my life and stop thinking so much and looking at the past. just forget about all my problems.

@valbonney2575

Music can do that! Take that inspiration and get out there - you got this! 😘

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@4fNReal-

I agree 100%!!! I have that one person from the past and all the amazing times we had, it's very hard not to get caught up in that moment!!!! Life is so short! So, we need to do big things...

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