Light it Up – Anthem for my children – Burn, let it burn.

This song, Bonfire by Building 429 is my anthem for my children . . . When I heard these words they rolled down my cheeks. I want my children to be proud of who they are, to stand for what they believe and never be ashamed or let anyone try to dim their light. This song says so much of what I have always tried to instill in them. My babies burn bright – Powerful – Like a modern day version of This Little Light of Mine – Let it burn.

BONFIRE

My mama always said I was born for this
And some people wouldn’t like that I was different
It never really mattered how hard it would be
Cause she filled me with love and the strength to lead
She said, “Oh oh, that kid’s a flame”
Said, “Oh oh, that kid’s a flame.
He’s gonna burn something down if you get in his way”

I came to light it up
Light it up
Light it up
If I was born to be a flame, then I wanna light a bonfire
Light it up
Light it up
Light it up
If I was born to be a flame, then I wanna light a bonfire
(Boom) Let it burn, let it burn
(Boom) Let it burn, let it burn
(Boom) Let it burn, let it burn
I’m gonna burn something down if you get in my way

This is the shout out, this is my voice
Calling all the men, women, girls and boys
The dropouts and losers, the hurt and the broke
Time to reclaim what the darkness has stole
Marching to the beat of a different drum
We live for the love, without counting the cost
If you wanna be free, then it’s time to go
Lift up your hand so the world will know!

We came to light it up,
Light it up
Light it up
If we were born to be a flame, then we’re gonna light a bonfire
Light it up
Light it up
Light it up
If we were born to be a flame, then we’re gonna light a bonfire
(Boom) Let it burn, let it burn
(Boom) Let it burn, let it burn
(Boom) Let it burn, let it burn
We’re gonna burn something down if you get in our way

We are not meant to be silent
We are alive just to shine
We are not meant to be quiet
We are the light of the world, we’ve gotta light-light-light it up

“Oh oh, that kid’s a flame”
Said, “Oh oh, that kid’s a flame.
He’s gonna burn something down if you get in his way”

We came to light it up
Light it up
Light it up
If we were born to be a flame, then we’re gonna light a bonfire
Light it up
Light it up
Light it up
If we were born to be a flame, then we’re gonna light a bonfire
(Boom) Let it burn, let it burn
(Boom) Let it burn, let it burn
(Boom) Let it burn, let it burn
We’re gonna burn something down if you get in our way

7 thoughts on “Light it Up – Anthem for my children – Burn, let it burn.

  1. OH YES OH YES OH YES!!!! I have never heard this song, but it MOVES me. Lets let our kids BURN THEIR FLAME!!!!!! LIGHT IT UP!! Each one has their own to burn…I love it.

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    • If you haven’t heard it, listen to their song We Will Not be Shaken – I heard my son singing it one day and I fell even more in love with him because he gets it, he lives it. This one though, I got goosebumps when I heard it – I was so perfect 🙂

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