Blue Öyster Cult - "Burnin' For You"




"Burnin' for You" is a song by American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult. It was released as the lead single from the band's eighth studio album, Fire of Unknown Origin, released in July 1981, where it was the album's second track. The song was co-written by guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser and rock critic songwriter Richard Meltzer, who wrote lyrics for several of the band's songs.


Roeser sang lead vocals on the song (as he also did on the band's biggest chart hit, 1976's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper") in lieu of Blue Öyster Cult's usual lead vocalist Eric Bloom."Burnin' for You" is a song by American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult. It was released as the lead single from the band's eighth studio album, Fire of Unknown Origin, released in July 1981, where it was the album's second track.


The song was co-written by guitarist Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser and rock critic songwriter Richard Meltzer, who wrote lyrics for several of the band's songs. Roeser sang lead vocals on the song (as he also did on the band's biggest chart hit, 1976's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper") in lieu of Blue Öyster Cult's usual lead vocalist Eric Bloom.






Lyrics



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


Time is the essence

Time is the season

Time ain't no reason

Got no time to slow


Time everlasting

Time to play B–sides

Time ain't on my side

Time I'll never know


Burn out the day

Burn out the night

I'm not the one to tell you what's wrong or what's right

I've seen suns that were freezing and lives that were through


But I'm burnin', I'm burnin', I'm burnin' for you

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


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

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

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