What is the meaning of `light my fire` in this sentence?

What is the meaning of light my fire in this sentence:

You light my red fire. Hot white, and blue.

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The context is the song On Our Way by Lana Del Rey:

You, ooh-ooh-ooh
You light my red fire, babe
Hot white and blue
I, I think that you
I think you’re so cool, babe
Lovin’ everything you do

The full lyrics can be found here.


“Light my fire” is a metaphorical way to say something along the lines of, “Get me worked up” or, “Turn me on” or, “Inspire me”. The phrase has been rather famous in musical circles for decades now, thanks to the song by The Doors of the same name.

In this context, it seems like the lyricist is playing off the expression “Red, white and blue” (which, in the US, can mean “patriotic”) by saying “Hot white and blue” instead, and moving the word red to the previous line. As snailboat mentioned in a comment, the colors are probably also related to flame temperatures. The term red hot can take on a lot of different meanings – it can mean spicy, sizzling, or burning, and can be used by scientists to describe stars in the galaxy, by culinary experts to describe the food on your plate, or by lovers to describe a steamy relationship – and probably a host of other things as well.

What we’ve got then, is a mixed bag of metaphors, euphamisms, and expressions all designed to let the singer express deep emotional excitement and affection. The short answer? Somebody is head-over-heels in love.

Source : Link , Question Author : Sky , Answer Author : J.R.

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