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    Burn out the day

    What does "
    Burn out the day" mean?
    Does it mean "cast off the day" (I don't want the day)?


    "Burnin' For You"

    Home in the valley
    Home in the city
    Home isn't pretty
    Ain't no home for me

    Home in the darkness
    Home on the highway
    Home isn't my way
    Home I'll never be

    Burn out the day
    Burn out the night
    I can't see no reason to put up a fight
    I'm living for giving the devil his due

    And I'm burnin', I'm burnin', I'm burnin' for you
    I'm burnin', I'm burnin', I'm burnin' for you


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    #2

    Re: Burn out the day

    If it means anything (song lyrics are always open to interpretation), it is something related to how a candle "burns outs," extinguishes, ends its time.

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    #3

    Re: Burn out the day

    Does "Burn out the day" grammatically refer to "May the day burn out"?

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    Re: Burn out the day

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Does "Burn out the day" grammatically refer to "May the day burn out"?
    I don't think so. I think the lyricist was thinking something like I'm a burnout in the daytime, I'm a burnout at night. A burnout is someone who is "burned out", which means utterly exhausted, often from having used too much alcohol or drugs.
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    #5

    Re: Burn out the day

    Yes, good point. When I went to high school, the subculture of people who drank and smoked pot, listened to hard rock music and dressed in black t-shirts and flannel were called "burnouts."

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    #6

    Re: Burn out the day

    BTW, does "
    Home I'll never be" mean "I will never stay at home"?

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    #7

    Re: Burn out the day

    It means something more like "I'll never have a home".
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    #8

    Re: Burn out the day

    Does "
    I'm burnin" refer to "I'm burnin (like a candle, and burn out/extinguish everyday)"?

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    Re: Burn out the day

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Does "
    I'm burnin" refer to "I'm burnin (like a candle, and burn out/extinguish everyday)"?
    No. It means the singer feels overwhelming passion for the other person.
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    Re: Burn out the day

    The singer is using the word in two different ways- burning with love/passion, like a fever, and extinguishing/burning out.

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