Sex on Fire Lyrics

Kings of Leon: Sex on Fire Lyrics

Sex on Fire is the first single released from American rock band Kings of Leon‘s fourth studio album, Only by the Night. The song gave Kings of Leon their first number-one single in Australia, Finland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, charting at the top spot on digital downloads alone in the latter country, before its physical release.

[Verse 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
It has people talkin’

[Chorus] You!
Your sex is on fire

[Verse 2] The dark of the alley
The breakin’ of day
Head while I’m drivin’
I’m drivin’
Soft lips are open
Them knuckles are pale
Feels like you’re dyin’
You’re dyin’

[Chorus] You!
Your sex is on fire
With what’s just transpired

[Verse 3] Hot as a fever
Rattle of 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

[Chorus] You!
Your sex is on fire
Your sex is on fire, ahh
With what’s to transpire
And you!
Your sex is on fire
With what’s to transpire

In September 2009 it was Britain’s second most-downloaded digital single ever. The song has sold 1.2 million copies in the United Kingdom as of November 2012. It has also gained significant popularity in the band’s native United States, reaching number one on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart and number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it their second highest charting song in their homeland on the former chart.

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