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"Don't look don't look" the shadows breathe
Whispering me away from you
"Don't wake at night to watch her sleep
You know that you will always lose
This trembling
Tousled bird mad girl... "
But every night I burn
But every night I call your name
Every night I burn
Every night I fall again

"Oh don't talk of love" the shadows purr
Murmuring me away from you
"Don't talk of worlds that never were
The end is all that's ever true
There's nothing you can ever say
Nothing you can ever do... "
Still every night I burn
Every night I scream your name
Every night I burn
Every night the dream's the same
Every night I burn
Waiting for my only friend
Every night I burn
Waiting for the world to end

"Just paint your face" the shadows smile
Slipping me away from you
"Oh it doesn't matter how you hide
Find you if we're wanting to
So slide back down and close your eyes
Sleep a while
You must be tired... "
But every night I burn
Every night I call your name
Every night I burn
Every night I fall again
Every night I burn
Scream the animal scream
Every night I burn
Dream the crow black dream

Dream the crow black dream...
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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Burn Info:

This was written for the movie The Crow. James O'Barr, who created The Crow and draws the comic, is a big fan of The Cure and listened to them a lot formulating the movie. He was thrilled when Robert Smith of The Cure agreed to write an original song for the film. In addtion James O'Barr reprinted the Lyrics to the song "The Hanging Garden" by The Cure on an entire page in the original comic.

Because of its use in the movie, this song introduced many new fans to The Cure. They've rarely performed the song live, however, even though it's often requested. It was played in New Orleans at Voodoo festival on November 3rd, 2013.

The song was written recorded at a time when the band was undergoing one of its numerous lineup changes and features only vocalist Robert Smith and former drummer Boris Smith. Smith felt that this state of flux may have been the creative spark for writing and recording the track:

"The whole thing was turned around in like two days... I just the idea and we just recorded like me and him in the studio... very much like I did the Top album, actually, he just sort of jammed the drums and I was just playing along."

From the Album:
The Crow Soundtrack (1994)

Length: 6:39

Sean Michael Anderson
Orlando Jahlil Tucker
Robert Rihmeek Williams
Alexander Izquierdo

Music video:
"Burn" on YouTube

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