Burn Lyrics by Ellie Goulding


Ellie Goulding Lyrics

Burn Lyrics
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We, we don't have to worry 'bout nothing
'Cause we got the fire, and we're burning one hell of a something
They, they gonna see us from outer space, outer space
Light it up, like we're the stars of the human race, human race

When the light's turning down, they don't know what they heard
Strike the match, play it loud, giving love to the world
We'll be raising our hands, shining up to the sky
'Cause we got the fire, fire, fire
Yeah we got the fire, fire, fire

And we gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn
We gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn
Gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn
We gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn

We don't wanna leave, no, we just wanna be right now,r-r-right now
And what we see, is everybody's on the floor acting crazy getting loco til the lights out
Music's on, I'm waking up, we stop the vibe, and we bump it up
And it's over now, we got the love, there's no secret now, no secret now

When the light's turning down, they don't know what they heard
Strike the match, play it loud, giving love to the world
We'll be raising our hands, shining up to the sky
'Cause we got the fire, fire, fire
Yeah we got the fire, fire, fire

And we gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn
We gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn
Gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn
We gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn

When the light's turning down, they don't know what they heard
Strike the match, play it loud, giving love to the world

We gonna let it burn burn burn burn
Burn burn

Burn burn burn burn
Burn burn

We can light it up, up, up
So they can't put it out, out, out
We can light it up, up, up
So they can't put it out, out, out
We can light it up, up, up
So they can't put it out, out, out
We can light it up, up, up
So they can't put it out, out, out

When the light's turning down, they don't know what they heard
Strike the match, play it loud, giving love to the world
We'll be raising our hands, shining up to the sky
'Cause we got the fire, fire, fire
Yeah we got the fire, fire, fire

And we gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn
We gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn
Gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn
We gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn

When the light's turning down, they don't know what they heard
Strike the match, play it loud, giving love to the world
We'll be raising our hands, shining up to the sky
'Cause we got the fire, fire, fire
Yeah we got the fire, fire, fire

And we gonna let it burn
Writer: Kurstin, Gregory Allen / Zancanella, Noel / Kutzle, Brent / Tedder, Ryan / Goulding, Ellie
Copyright: Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

Burn Info:

Burn is a song from Halcyon Days (2013), the reissue of Ellie Goulding's second studio album, Halcyon (2012). The song was written by Ryan Tedder (of OneRepublic), Goulding, Greg Kurstin, Noel Zancanella and Brent Kutzle, while production was handled by Kurstin and vocal production was done by Tedder. It was released on July 5th 2013 as the lead single from the reissue.

Burn was originally recorded by English singer Leona Lewis for her third studio album, Glassheart (2012), but it was eventually omitted from the final track listing. According to Jacques Peterson of Popdust, "While Ellie's 'Burn' is a little more indie-pop sounding, Leona's breaks into derivative tropical synths on the second verse in an obvious attempt to match the Stargate sound that was such a popular radio staple a few years ago."

The original Halcyon album contained more dark lyrical content, a testament to Goulding's break-up with BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James. However, the ten new tracks she recorded for Halcyon Days were notable for their vibrancy and joy. "I wanted to do that because I needed a closure on that album," Goulding explained to Q magazine. "I wrote that album about someone that's not in my life any more. And I felt there was something missing on the album - the silver lining, the calm after the storm. So these songs are just my absolute love of pop music. It made me happy that I got to be so absolutely disgustingly brutally honest with Halcyon. And then Halcyon Days is just my love of music again."

From the Album:
Halcyon Days (2013)

B-side:
"Hearts Without Chains"

Released:
July 5th 2013

Format:
CD single
digital download

Recorded:
2013; Studio at the Palms (Las Vegas)

Genre:
Synthpop

Length: 3:48

Writers:
Ryan Tedder
Ellie Goulding
Greg Kurstin
Noel Zancanella
Brent Kutzle

Producer:
Greg Kurstin

Music video:
"Burn" on YouTube

The accompanying music video was directed by Mike Sharpe . "I did a Vine video where I got all of my fans to do their own interpretation of ‘Burn’ and what the song meant to them," explained Goulding to Radio.com. "Then I did my own video featuring lots of kids wanting to be in a music video, and then (multiply) them by like a thousand. We did it on an airstrip. It was just a bunch of us having fun, and that’s kind of what I wanted to do."

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