Burn

Album: Fighting Demons (2021)
Charted: 55 34
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Released nearly two years to the day after his tragic death from an overdose, Fighting Demons hinges on Juice WRLD's ongoing struggles with substance abuse. The opening track, "Burn," sets the album's melancholic mood.

    Hands up in the fire, burn, burn, burn, burn
    I pray to God for some water to wash down these Percs
    I been cursed since birth, guess I never learn


    Juice used pills and codeine to numb his intense feelings of anxiety. The rapper knew his drug habit was playing with fire, and it ultimately cost him his life.
  • During the second verse, Juice recalls a dream he had when he was with his girlfriend Ally Lotti in Germany.

    I fell asleep too deep that one time
    Woke up to your cry, girl, I'm fine
    But I lied
    Had a dream, I wasn't gon' wake up this time


    Lotti recalled in an Instagram Live post she used to weep listening to this song even before he died because of how personal it is. "I was trying to wake him up because he would have jolts and s--t in his dream," she wrote, "and I was like, 'Get the f--k up,' like screaming, and my scream woke him up, but he told me later he never woke up from the dream, and that's why he made the song."
  • Metro Boomin created the string-driven beat. Best known for his recordings with Atlanta rappers such as Future and 21 Savage, this is his first production on a Juice WRLD song.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Deconstructing Doors Songs With The Author Of The Doors Examined

Deconstructing Doors Songs With The Author Of The Doors ExaminedSong Writing

Doors expert Jim Cherry, author of The Doors Examined, talks about some of their defining songs and exposes some Jim Morrison myths.

Tim Butler of The Psychedelic Furs

Tim Butler of The Psychedelic FursSongwriter Interviews

Tim and his brother Richard are the Furs' foundation; Tim explains how they write and tells the story of "Pretty In Pink."

AC/DC

AC/DCFact or Fiction

Does Angus really drink himself silly? Did their name come from a sewing machine? See if you can spot the real stories about AC/DC.

Macabre Mother Goose: The Dark Side of Children's Songs

Macabre Mother Goose: The Dark Side of Children's SongsSong Writing

"London Bridge," "Ring Around the Rosie" and "It's Raining, It's Pouring" are just a few examples of shockingly morbid children's songs.

Five Rockers Who Rolled With The Devil

Five Rockers Who Rolled With The DevilSong Writing

Just how much did these monsters of rock dabble in the occult?

Martin Page

Martin PageSongwriter Interviews

With Bernie Taupin, Martin co-wrote the #1 hits "We Built This City" and "These Dreams." After writing the Pretty Woman song for Go West, he had his own hit with "In the House of Stone and Light."