Song: Burn Up
Album Peepshow front
#5: Burn Up



Track Number

5 of 10

Track Length



September 5, 1988

Lyrics & Voice:


Electric Bass:

Steven Severin


Jon Klein

Cello, Keyboards and Accordian

Martin McCarrick

Drums, Percussion and Harmonica



Mike Hedges

Burn Up is the name of a song performed by Siouxsie Sioux with the Banshees, for the album Peepshow.

The lyrics to the song are as follows:

Burn Up LyricsEdit


♪♫Burn Up Lyrics♫♪

A crumpled future in your fist The killing streak ascends sun kissed And the fire-starter from within pokes out from fever blistered grin

King Salamander that's his name A desert maker that's his aim The benign cremator, branding iron in his hand Eager and willing to torch the land

All fire and brimstone this jack-o-lantern He likes to watch the buildings burn

His ardour smoulders, phosphorous flies He radiates with urgence to hypnotize Stoke the furnace, feed his need This thirst for fire is all he seeks He's the blazing rubber making tracks The blue torch paper at your back

All fire and brimstone this salamander king He basks while all around him burns

"Giddy-up, burn-up, not fade away" These words ignite and pave his way "Giddy-up, burn-up, stoke it up and turn it up" He sings these words in, fervid frame

All fire and brimstone this jack-o-lantern He likes to watch the pyres burn

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick Jack jump over the candlestick

Written By: Lyric credit pending!