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Kings of Leon — Sex On Fire
Album: Only By The Night
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 1307









Released: 2008
Length: 3:23
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Lay where you're layin', don't make a sound
I know they're watchin', they're watchin'
All the commotion, the kiddie-like play
Has people talkin', talkin'

You, your sex is on fire

The dark of the alley, the breakin' of day
Head while I'm drivin', I'm drivin'
Soft lips are open, your knuckles are pale
Feels like you're dyin', you're dyin'

You, your sex is on fire
Consumed, were the words to transpire

Hot as a fever, rattlin' bones
I could just taste it, taste it
If it's not forever, if it's just tonight
Oh, we're still the greatest, the greatest, the greatest

You, your sex is on fire

And you, your sex is on fire
Consumed, were the words to transpire

And you, your sex is on fire
Consumed, were the words to transpire
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 4merdj wrote:
Pretty good song overall ... unfortunately, it suffers of the A.O.S (acutely overplayed syndrome) {#Sunny}Still suffering from "A.O.S."... 9 years later! Imagine that.
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBjirDbInmQ

Warning: Once you hear this horrible Dutch cover it can't be  made unheard. 
 ziggytrix wrote:
Remember, if you smoke after sex you're doing it too fast. - Woody Allen.
 

I want this song to play often so I can read this comment
 mineralBOB wrote:
Is this about syphilis?
It rocks though!

 
I think it's about this episode of Misfits: https://e4-misfits.fandom.com/wiki/Episode_2_(Series_2)
Memories of Apres Ski
Remember, if you smoke after sex you're doing it too fast. - Woody Allen.
This is one of those times where I'm really glad I bought that second meat thermometer to jam into my ears. Shout out to Christopher Guest for that one.

Ugh. I just missed Subterranean Homesick Blues, and I get THIS instead?

{#Rolleyes}


Cheesy but well-executed, and that means fun.
 AMH wrote:
RP,
Thanks for realizing that many of us no longer listen to mainstream radio and for not punishing a song for it being overplayed there.

                        Sincerely,

                             People who like to yell, Your Sex is on Fire
 

bump

 DeemerDave wrote:
"Kings of Leon" need to find a new lyricist and singer. The music is terrific, the rest of it just isn't.
 
It's very very strange to me when people say that because as a musician (well, mediocre bass player) and huge fan I simply can't fathom how Caleb's vocals bother so many people? I find a huge percentage also LOVE them though, and I am certainly in that category, as they are so visceral, raw and unprocessed... original, that it's just really refreshing. Keep listening...especially "Cold Dessert", "Arizona" and "Closer" :)
Is this about syphilis?
It rocks though!

Yes, there is a cream for that.
Bactrim
 gandalfbmg wrote:
The lyrics leave much to be desired.

 
I really couldn't say — they only part I can easily understand is the "Your sex is on fire" bit, which doesn't make me want to pay attention and suss out the rest. Not to mention, since that's all I can understand the song puts a rather unattractive and painful image in my mind. (OUCH!  {#Roflol})

"Kings of Leon" need to find a new lyricist and singer. The music is terrific, the rest of it just isn't.
 SirLars wrote:

this guy sings like he's got a mouth full of marbles....  

 
i think he sounds like bob seger..

Your sax is on fire
So sick of this &^%$^& song!{#Beat}{#Crashcomp}
 gandalfbmg wrote:
I think this should have been an instrumental, because they lyrics just get in the way... (And I'm not just being a prude... I'm fine with other 'sneakily dirty' songs (search above for "Bob's Yer Uncle"), but it just doesn't work here.)
 
i totally agree. it seems like there could be a corporate version (for selling sneakers, and the like) that features the lyrics.

btw, did bill just say 'kings of lima' or am i just disoriented?



this guy sings like he's got a mouth full of marbles....  

if it weren't for this video, I wouldn't know the lyrics.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSj8zqqx_FI

I'd probably like this song more (got a good guitar riff and the band are competent 'jammers') but it's SO OVERPLAYED on the radio, that I just can't get into it anymore
Pretty good song overall ... unfortunately, it suffers of the A.O.S (acutely overplayed syndrome) {#Sunny}
I think this should have been an instrumental, because they lyrics just get in the way... (And I'm not just being a prude... I'm fine with other 'sneakily dirty' songs (search above for "Bob's Yer Uncle"), but it just doesn't work here.)
Another song with a lot of negative comments!! For me this one is okay!
Defines "middle of the road" in 2010.
The lyrics leave much to be desired, but I'll be damned if the music isn't just oozy rock goodness.

RP,
Thanks for realizing that many of us no longer listen to mainstream radio and for not punishing a song for it being overplayed there.

                        Sincerely,

                             People who like to yell, Your Sex is on Fire
This sax is on fire?!  Don't like this song.  Never did.  Based on this one song, I think Kings of Leon are over-rated.  Perhaps if I heard other stuff by them, I might change my perception.{#Yawn}
Please... I'm so over this song. It is played incessantly on mainstream radio. And it reminds me of my ex, so I start to feel crappy about myself when I hear it. How about some Reba McEntire?

Kings of Leon - "California waiting" Live (2006): 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMt1Xbofi4M

Nice!
Love the Kings sometimes... this is one of those times! The beat is on fire....
ouch! {#Flamed}
 mcYammer wrote:

yes. please spare us, good Bill.
GO TO THE BACK OF THE CLASS YOU TWO.
 


WOW What a sound .. I am dumbfounded,, a really great sound, beyond belief itS just solid rock ,,, I love it, Play it AGAIN and AGAIN.
 Wisecrowe wrote:
Funny, until they had a radio hit KOL was a band that was acceptable to like. But I guess they sold out, huh? Forget that train of logic they are far and away one of the best rock acts around with one of the best live shows out there. Loved um since Youth and Young Manhood and will continue to. Keep on keepin; on Kings.
  People often accuse a band of "selling out" when they start to sell good quantities of their music.  But isn't that what all artists want - to get their music to the people?


Bill, you need to play Angel Taylor's cover of this!
 rdo wrote:


I think you make a fair point.  These lyrics are pretty bad.  They have plenty of other bad lyrics to go with this.  Nevertheless, I think this is probably one of the top 5 CDs of the decade.  The guitar riffs are unreal.  I also bought the CD they put out before this and got nothing out of it.  Remember the progression of the Beatles...
 
bump


 CamLwalk wrote:
Bactrim
 
The best thing about Radio Paradise playing this song is the above photo-comment.  Well played CamLwalk.  You get a 10 from me. 

This song - a 2.

 
Funny, until they had a radio hit KOL was a band that was acceptable to like. But I guess they sold out, huh? Forget that train of logic they are far and away one of the best rock acts around with one of the best live shows out there. Loved um since Youth and Young Manhood and will continue to. Keep on keepin; on Kings.
"The sexist on fire"? This would go together well with some Indigo Girls! {#Mrgreen}

Bill: I like it. Not often, just once in a while.
 kaubey wrote:
This song is horrible in every way.  It's musically uncreative and simple, and is lyrically crude and, well, stupid. Formula, all the way.  The whole thing seems written and performed purely for the sake of trying to obtain a hit.  There's no artistic integrity whatsoever to this song and, honestly, I'm surprised the RP has it in their playlist.
 
yes. please spare us, good Bill.

 Randomax wrote:
Can't we just enjoy it for what it is?  S E X Y!  love it
 
{#Devil_pimp}  {#Whipit}         {#Dancingbanana_2}    {#Dance}     {#Bananajam}
 OHMish wrote:
Wow, this song has dropped from 8 to 4 for me! {#Stupid}
Annoying voice..

 
Yeah, It's not holding up well over time.

 pinklife wrote:
This is on page 369 of the "Things That Suck Monkey Ass" anthology.
 

I read it and you could not be more spot on!{#Yes}{#Lol}
In reading the comments I see that KOL don't have fans on RP. Except me. I was told by every fellow music lover I know that KOL are just a throw away commercial band, I've been called "silly" for liking them. Nonetheless, I have them on my iPod and like pretty much every song. I especially appreciate the "Closer" tune.
This is on page 369 of the "Things That Suck Monkey Ass" anthology.
 kaubey wrote:
This song is horrible in every way.  It's musically uncreative and simple, and is lyrically crude and, well, stupid. Formula, all the way.  The whole thing seems written and performed purely for the sake of trying to obtain a hit.  There's no artistic integrity whatsoever to this song and, honestly, I'm surprised the RP has it in their playlist.
 

I think you make a fair point.  These lyrics are pretty bad.  They have plenty of other bad lyrics to go with this.  Nevertheless, I think this is probably one of the top 5 CDs of the decade.  The guitar riffs are unreal.  I also bought the CD they put out before this and got nothing out of it.  Remember the progression of the Beatles...
Wow, this song has dropped from 8 to 4 for me! {#Stupid}
Annoying voice..

I wonder if this song gets its high rating due to the fact it's about hot sex - I mean if he was singing your house is on fire would this song get a lower rating?  Barely a 5 for me.

As for the riff - is he trying to make his guitar sound more like an accordian?
 kaubey wrote:
This song is horrible in every way.  It's musically uncreative and simple, and is lyrically crude and, well, stupid. Formula, all the way.  The whole thing seems written and performed purely for the sake of trying to obtain a hit.  There's no artistic integrity whatsoever to this song and, honestly, I'm surprised the RP has it in their playlist.
 
Can't agree. It's a killer riff, and a totally respectable pop rock song.

It's only rock 'n' roll, but I like it.

 aaronm wrote:
The lead singer's "voice" is unforgivably bad.  I actually like the instrumentation, but I just cannot possibly get over how terrible that lead singer is.

3 —> 2.
 

I think he's voice is amazing. The song is not that great though

 aaronm wrote:
The lead singer's "voice" is unforgivably bad.  I actually like the instrumentation, but I just cannot possibly get over how terrible that lead singer is.

3 —> 2.
 
Funny—that's the thing I like MOST about KOL.
It's a bit over played but I quite like this tune and totally 'get' the lyrics.  If it has to be explained; you wouldn't understand.
The lead singer's "voice" is unforgivably bad.  I actually like the instrumentation, but I just cannot possibly get over how terrible that lead singer is.

3 —> 2.
This song is horrible in every way.  It's musically uncreative and simple, and is lyrically crude and, well, stupid. Formula, all the way.  The whole thing seems written and performed purely for the sake of trying to obtain a hit.  There's no artistic integrity whatsoever to this song and, honestly, I'm surprised the RP has it in their playlist.
 CamLwalk wrote:
Bactrim
 



A bit further still 2 ===> 1
Bactrim
3 —> 2



what a great song...


Kings of Leon - "California Waiting" Live (2007): 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q9LGhItcBU

 lmic wrote:

I'd guess because it has a nostalgic sound, appealing to the older audience, and it's about S*X!!!, appealing to the young and the horny.

 
Hey, what about the old and horny? {#Propeller}
I love Michael Mcintyre's comment on the lyrics:
Darling, don't be alarmed...

It's the sort of thing you'd notice.

 nosaj72 wrote: 
{#Lol} That video is a riot!! Yo Steps is on Fire!

 Pieter wrote:
In what is supposed to be the world's largest music poll with 800,000 votes last year on Australia's Triple J radio's "Hottest 100", this got number 1.

Don't understand why. 
 
I'd guess because it has a nostalgic sound, appealing to the older audience, and it's about S*X!!!, appealing to the young and the horny.

In what is supposed to be the world's largest music poll with 800,000 votes last year on Australia's Triple J radio's "Hottest 100", this got number 1.

Don't understand why. 
 rlinsk wrote:
1) overrated band

2) totally weird song. eew.
 

yeah, kind of boring - don't know about the eew but definitely yawn.
A bit to much of an '80's rock sound for me, I keep seeing big hair in my mind's eye.
Yet another really decent song by this band.  I like this album better than some of their earlier more irritating stuff.
 WayUpNorth wrote:
Total guilty pleasure ... {#Dancingbanana_2}
 

Like Doritos?
These guys were just on the Today show last week. What a joke.
Can't we just enjoy it for what it is?  S E X Y!  love it
{#Rolleyes} 
 LucasShankbone wrote:
Possibly the best live band on earth right now...loving all the "haters" now that probably have "Sex on Fire" on their Ipod blaring whenever no one's paying attention. Just because a band records a more pop-accessible song doens't mean they have sold out or lost their mojo. I guess all of the UK (and Australia and now the US with these Sold Out arenas) must be crazy!

KOL RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

these kids are the best live band out there?  dude, you clearly need to get out more often.  this is one of the worst songs i have ever had the misfortune of hearing.  again and again and again.  {#Cowboy}
1) overrated band

2) totally weird song. eew.


Total guilty pleasure ... {#Dancingbanana_2}
Kings of Leon cracks me up... EXCELLENT music and absolutely STUPID lyrics.  {#Bananajam}
 whtahtefcuk wrote:
Smoken'!!!  I have been a fan of KOL for years... Love this new album!!!

 
CONGRATULATIONS
{#Drummer}...............................................someone with an appreciation of new music................
 skyguy wrote:
NOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
does it burn?

 etcarroll wrote:
Never knew KOL till I discoved RP.

KOL starting to grow on me, 5 -> 7.
 
you may want to get a doctor to look at that before it spreads.

 GINRUSH wrote:
Sex On Fire?..... Is it really supposed to burn?
 
Yeah, this song is about syphilis


Yo Steps is on Fire!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSj8zqqx_FI
 djblitz wrote:
*wwwwaaaahhhhhh* This song is too mainstream, it's overplayed, it's for frat boys!!  *wwwwaaaahhhh*

You know what though?  It's catchy as hell and I don't get sick of it!  That's saying something for a song and it's shelf life, regardless of where and how many times it is played. 
 
What are you doing exposing your self to mainsteam media outlets...  If you don't know that stuff that is main stream, and it is good, then it is still good!

Smoken'!!!  I have been a fan of KOL for years... Love this new album!!!

I liked it the first time
I still liked it the 20th time
I'm over the 100s now between here, on the radio, on jukeboxes

god I'm so sick of this song now
kill it
kill it dead
BURN IT WITH FIRE
*wwwwaaaahhhhhh* This song is too mainstream, it's overplayed, it's for frat boys!!  *wwwwaaaahhhh*

You know what though?  It's catchy as hell and I don't get sick of it!  That's saying something for a song and it's shelf life, regardless of where and how many times it is played. 
Hmmm ... I thought it was Los Lobos at first.  I'm liking it!

NOOOOOOOOOOO!
Sex On Fire?..... Is it really supposed to burn?
This is one of those bands that I hear and ALWAYS go, "Hmmm, I like this, wonder who it is?"   Ding Ding Ding— Kings of Leon.

Been happening for years now.  Maybe I should look into them some more already.

 orpheus wrote:


true dat! I freakin' loved "Hang Me Up to Dry", what the hell happened? They had such a distinctive retro sound that was irresistible as hell. I guess some serious bad advice from somebody. Why ruin a good thing?{#No}{#Beat}{#Stop}{#Stupid}{#Think}{#Naughty}
 
"Hang Me Out To Dry" is by Cold War Kids, not Kings of Leon.

This song really isn't much good for anything unless you're a douchey frat boy and you need something to listen to while you're waiting for the roofies you slipped that girl to kick in.

 LucasShankbone wrote:
Possibly the best live band on earth right now...loving all the "haters" now that probably have "Sex on Fire" on their Ipod blaring whenever no one's paying attention. Just because a band records a more pop-accessible song doens't mean they have sold out or lost their mojo. I guess all of the UK (and Australia and now the US with these Sold Out arenas) must be crazy!

KOL RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Tennessee's finest. 10 from here. {#Wave}
Possibly the best live band on earth right now...loving all the "haters" now that probably have "Sex on Fire" on their Ipod blaring whenever no one's paying attention. Just because a band records a more pop-accessible song doens't mean they have sold out or lost their mojo. I guess all of the UK (and Australia and now the US with these Sold Out arenas) must be crazy!

KOL RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 < 2.11357
Played everywhere over and over and over 4 > 2.
2>8  Like it better after a few listens. You should hear Angel Taylor's version.
this song sucks ballz.  just awful - probably the worst lyrics ever written.  please stop playing it.
i give it... a good 2 {#Moon}
Never knew KOL till I discoved RP.

KOL starting to grow on me, 5 -> 7.
Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:

Unix sure does put a damper on sex!



There's an fsck joke here somewhere and it involves the phrase Disk On Fire but I can't quite get a bead on it.

On a side note these guys sound a lot more like Eddie Money than the Ramones.

I'm not sure what irritates me more — that it's incredibly difficult to understand the lyrics of this song, or that the lyrics really aren't worth understanding.

EDIT: Okay, I've thought about it.  I like plenty of songs with juvenile / worthless lyrics, so it must be the first thing.

Can't wait until May 21st in San Francisco........................YEAH...{#Bananajam}{#Fire}

~BEM~


 randomprime wrote:
Sex on fire? Try these: 

 
 
Unix sure does put a damper on sex!

 I hope they keep their Ramones like edge
 lahdeedah wrote:
When I first heard this song I thought "I didn't know Eddie Money had a new album out."

It's not a good thing to be confused with Eddie Money {#Puke}
 
Wow, you are seriously clueless. 8

Apparently you can't rate something a zero.

I think I might like Kings of Leon if it wasn't for this song.
after all we were just dancing in the dark.
When I first heard this song I thought "I didn't know Eddie Money had a new album out."

It's not a good thing to be confused with Eddie Money {#Puke}
Rock song of the year for good reason!

I'm perplexed by the negative comments on this track, IMHO it rocks. I can listen to this alongside the RP greats, no problem.

My only bitch about it is that the UK release uses a much poorer album cover image. Don't get that.
When I first heard this song, it was 6:30 AM. I was not happy to wake up to this yelling. Poor-man's Dave Grohl.
He might need a cream for this. {#Doh}
 handyrae wrote:
I have a hard time taking this song seriously.
 
You don't have to. Just enjoy it

I have a hard time taking this song seriously.
Sex on fire? Try these: 

 
no me gusta {#Stupid}
I swear I thought this was Steve Winwood. Nice tune
Every time this song comes on, my wife turns to me and says "Holy crap!  This song sucks!"
I have to agree.  Ew. 
Meg White on Drums? :-)