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I Burn
RWBY I Burn cover
Artists
Composer

Jeff Williams

Vocalists

Casey Lee Williams
Lamar Hall (Remix)

Statistics
Album

I Burn - Single
RWBY Volume 1 Soundtrack

Track#

1 (Single)
5 (Vol. 1 - "Yellow" Trailer)
7 (Vol. 1 - Album)
10 (Vol. 1 - Remix)

Time

Single: 5:30
Album: 3:12
Remix: 3:07

Genre

Dance, Rock

I Burn[1] is Yang Xiao Long's music theme. Three different versions of the song exist: the one featured in the "Yellow" Trailer, a hard rock version featuring a rap verse, and a club/dance remix of the hard rock version minus the rap verse.

Composition

The single version features and mix together the some parts of Red Like Roses, Mirror Mirror and From Shadows with the shorter version of I Burn album version.

First, the Red Like Roses verse is mixed with Techno, Electro and a hint of Disco. After the verse, Mirror Mirror took over, with a much more Funky-Pop/Disco element. The From Shadows verses will then took over with a heavy Techno element, followed-up with a slightly faster beat in the music's tempo. Then, for a moment, an aria from the Mirror Mirror song will took over, interluding the I Burn song.

The I Burn song is a duet that starts off with slow beats at first, then hastens in tempo when the lyrics start. The song denotes rebellious intention, as well as the confidence the singer can prove to those who think she isn't tough. After the "You can fight your life away; I get what I want, so don’t bother and just watch me burn," Lamar Hall steps in for two verses.

His raps are far more rebellious, with a few instances of vulgar language like "Human Torch can’t fuck with me" and "Shit will never be the same." After his two verses, Casey Lee Williams takes back over, singing the song's chorus twice.

Song & Lyrics

Single Version



Lyrics

Come at me
And you'll see
I'm more than meets the eye.
You think that
You'll break me,
You're gonna find in time
You're standing too close to a flame that's burning
Hotter than the sun in the middle of July.
Sending out your army, but you still can't win;
Listen up, silly boy, 'cuz I'm gonna tell you why...

I burn!
Can't hold me now,
You got nothing that can stop me.
I burn!
Swing all you want.
Like a fever I will take you down. [2]


Album Version



Lyrics

Come at me
And you'll see
I'm more than meets the eye.
You think that
You'll break me,
You're gonna find in time
You're standing too close to a flame that's burning
Hotter than the sun in the middle of July.
Sending out your army, but you still can't win;
Listen up, silly boy, 'cuz I'm gonna tell you why...

I burn!
Can't hold me now,
You got nothing that can stop me.
I burn!
Swing all you want.
Like a fever I will take you down.

Reign supreme?
In your dreams;
You’ll never make me bow.
Kick my ass?
I'm world-class
And Super Saiyan now.

You’re starting up a fight that you just can’t finish;
Watch the little hearts while they scrape you off the floor.
Bringing out your rockets? Well, shoot 'em up, baby,
High as you can go, but I’m the one who’s gonna soar.

I burn!
Can't hold me now,
You got nothing that can stop me.
I burn!
Swing all you want,
Like a fever I will take you down.

It doesn’t have to be this way;
Let’s kiss and make up, then you’ll learn
You can fight your life away;
I get what I want, so don’t bother and just watch me burn.

Hotter than the sun,
Feel my fire;
Pyromaniac: my desire.
Thought that you could see the truth,
'Til I just burned down the booth.
Human Torch can’t fuck with me;
Johnny Blaze: Suspect B.
Strike 'em quick, lightning fast;
Melt them bitches down to ash.

Gasoline, kerosene;
Strike the match, ignite the scene.
Shit will never be the same;
Feel the fury of my flame.
Beg for mercy: it won’t help;
Embrace the ending you were dealt.
Seems you fucks will never learn;
Now sit back and watch me burn.

I burn!
Can't hold me now,
You got nothing that can stop me.
I burn!
Swing all you want,
Like a fever I will take you down.

I burn!
Can't hold me now,
You got nothing that can stop me.
I burn!
Swing all you want,
Like a fever I will take you down.


Remix (Album Version)



Trivia

  • The single version of this song plays during the "Yellow" Trailer.
  • Both the album version and the remix version of the song make reference to the Super Saiyan state from the anime and manga series Dragonball. The reference stems from Yang's fiery Aura that appears when she is enraged.
  • The album version also features reference to the Human Torch from the Marvel comic book universe, as well as Johnny Blaze, the alter ego of the Ghost Rider.
  • The trailer version features remixes of the songs from the previous trailers; "Red Like Roses", "Mirror Mirror", and "From Shadows".

References

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Soundtrack Navigation
Singles
Red Like RosesMirror MirrorFrom ShadowsI BurnThis Will Be the DayRed Like Roses Part IIGoldI May FallWingsRWBY: Chapter 1
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Ruby RoseThe Shining Beacon (Pt.2) • The First Step (Pt.2) • The Emerald Forest (Pt.2) • Players and PiecesThe Badge and the Burden (Pt.2) • Jaunedice (Pt.2) • Forever Fall (Pt.2) • The StrayBlack and White
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