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​I Set the World on Fire

This song is by The Thorns and appears on the album The Thorns (2003).

Hundred miles an hour down
A twistin', turnin' road,
Bottled up, shaken up,
Ready to explode,

I set the world on fire! (I set the world on fire!)
I set the world on fire! (I set the world on fire!)

Tired of makin' promises
I know I won't keep,
Over you and what you do, (Over you and what you do,)
Tired of being deceived, (Tired of being deceived,)

I set the world on fire! (I set the world on fire!)
(Can't put it out)
(Puttin' me down.)
I set the world on fire! (I set the world on fire!)
(So now you can watch me)
(Let it burn down.)
I set the world on fi- (I set the world on fi-)
Iiiiii-ire! (iiiiii-ire!)

Let it all burn down -- (Let it all burn down --)
Ah -- (Ah --)
All burn down -- (All burn down --)
Doooooooo- (Doooooooo-)
Ooh-o-o-ooown! (ooh-o-o-ooown!)

Tired of makin' promises (Tired of makin' promises)
I know I won't keep... (I know I won't keep...)
Tired of makin' promises (Tired of makin' promises)
I know I won't keep... (I know I won't keep...)

I set the world on fire! (I set the world on fire!)
Let it all burn down! (Let it all burn down!)
I set the world on fire! (I set the world on fire!)
Let it all burn down! (Let it all burn down!)

I set the world on fire! (I set the world on fire!)
(Can't put it out)
(Puttin' me down.)
I set the world on fire! (I set the world on fire!)
(Let it all burn down!)
I set the world on
Fire (Now you can watch me let it burn)
(Down.)

CreditsEdit

  • Producer: Brendan O'Brien
  • Composers: Pete Droge, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet
  • Lyricists: Pete Droge, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet
  • Arrangers: Paul Buckmaster, Ricky Keller
  • Conductors: Paul Buckmaster, Ricky Keller
  • Musicians:
    • Roy Bittan - Electric piano, stringed piano
    • Rob Brill - Percussion (brushes on cardboard box), tambourine
    • Pete Droge - Vocals, Zildjian cymbals, drums, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, ukelin, ukulele
    • Jim Keltner - Drums
    • Greg Leisz - Electric dulcimer, 12-string acoustic guitar, 12-string electric guitar, lap steel guitar, pedal steel guitar, mandola, mandolin
    • Tony Marsico - Upright bass
    • Shawn Mullins - Vocals, dulcimer, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, high-strung guitar, keyboards, percussion, vihuela
    • Brendan O'Brien - Bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass harmonica, hurdy gurdy, keyboards, marxophone, percussion
    • Matthew Sweet - Vocals, bass, mountain dulcimer, 6-string acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, marxophone, percussion, baritone ukulele, vihuela
  • Engineering: David Bianco (Sunset Session), Billy Bowers, Nick DiDia, Karl Egsieker, Alex Lowe, Dan Rudin
  • Digital Editing: Ryan Castle (Pro Tools) (Sunset Session)
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Art Direction: Josh Cheuse, Gail Marowitz
  • Graphic Design: James C. Hunter

TriviaEdit

  • This song is track #12 from The Thorns, an Aware/Columbia Records release (Tuesday, May 20, 2003).

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