I heard you burnt yourself again,
Lighting fires with someone else.
Just because you're cold,
Just because you're bored,
Just because you can.

To Kill a King - Children Who Start Fires lyrics meaning


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Children Who Start Fires is not written about any specific person. But it's written about an amalgamation of various different people that I've met.

I do quite a lot of work - community work and stuff like that - in Leeds and it's various people that I met through that, but no specific one.

And it's about... it's just about... I also wrote it directly after the London riots as well and I think it's got to do with that as well.

It's about, like a parent talking to their kids who is just constantly getting in trouble and it... that's the sort of general theme about it.

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