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All I need is... help


Hi, all purplers, will you help me...Burrrn?
Here´s a bit weird, or not-so-usual, question. I´m not from english speaking country (Czech Republic) and with this always comes problem how to translate and transpone some lyrics to understand it right, to put it fair in other language, the nearest to original meaning.
As you know... the word "BURN" has not only one meaning in English, it depends on lyrics context etc. Will you explain me, please, what is exactly expressed by David´s using this word in the very song?

all I need is....

a/ to live to the max

b/ to "strongly shine" on the horizon to be seen from overewhere?

c/ to live for the moment aka rock´n´roll
life style from burn-start to burn-out?

d/ to aflame/burn all my bridges behind?

e/ something completelly different? :-)

thank you for your time

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Jan, I think the meaning is very literal - to burn something, to set something on fire, or something being on fire.

The song is a about a witch of sorts: she can make this burn with a wave of her hand. So, when she puts on a show in the community, by saying the magic (symbolic?) word 'burn'. The tragedy in the song is that the community doesn't take her seriously at first, even though they've been warned about her.

Btw I think it is "all I hear... is 'Burn'", later "still I hear... 'Burn'".

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oh, of course - All I HEAR... still I HEAR not need. I was so focused on the item I made mistake in so lovely and notorious song. And I know is bout some witchcraft, I was only interested how to translate the word which has more meanings. Anyway, thank you very much Rezi
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I thought it was about a sorceress who lived by a Scottish stream...
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I thought it was just another cheesy Coverdale lyric with no inner meaning whatsoever.
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Coverdale's first recording and he gets the word "sperm" into it. A taste of things to come, cheesey or not.
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quote:

Jo Bro wrote:

I thought it was just another cheesy Coverdale lyric with no inner meaning whatsoever.




You've got to believe though that Ritchie had a hand in telling the 'new kids' to put a song together about medieval witchcraft. After all, David hasn't sung about that stuff since, while Ritchie...
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 Though this probably doesn't really address JanPet's question, as such, but I for one would be pretty interested in seeing/reading some of the 'alternate' sets of lyrics for "Burn" that Coverdale allegedly came up with in his initial fervor to impress his new employers.
 Wasn't the number of sets of lyrics that Coverdale wrote accepted as 6? Have any of thses alternate lyrics ever seen the light of day in any form?

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quote:

scarabus wrote:

a) Coverdale's first recording and he gets the word "sperm" into it.

b) A taste of things to come, cheesey or not.





a) emoticon

b) emoticon Debating whether to break out the industrial sized roll of Mental Floss thanks to that sentence. Intended double entendre or not. emoticon ( emoticon / emoticon )

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quote:

MrEd45 wrote:

 Though this probably doesn't really address JanPet's question, as such, but I for one would be pretty interested in seeing/reading some of the 'alternate' sets of lyrics for "Burn" that Coverdale allegedly came up with in his initial fervor to impress his new employers.
 Wasn't the number of sets of lyrics that Coverdale wrote accepted as 6? Have any of thses alternate lyrics ever seen the light of day in any form?


 I remember seeing the other six sets of lyrics to Burn on the back of Gillans matchbook cover that he and Roger wrote SOTW to.
1: Oh baby baby baby...
2: Oooooh babay baby baaaaaaaabbbbeeeeeeee
3: Womaaaaaannnnnnnnnnn oohhhhh babeeeeee
4: Give it to me babeeeeeeee ooohhhh yeah..
5: Come on babeeee give it to me babeeeee
6: The people laughed till she said Babeeee
 Then Glenn Hughes also had a set of lyrics that went something like this:
1: Whoooooop
2: Whoooooooooooo....oooooooop
3: Whoooooo..ooohhhhh ...hhoooooooo georgia




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