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Song title: Into the fire


Into the fire

The sky was falling and streaked with blood
I heard you calling me, then you disappeared into the dust
Up the stairs, into the fire
Up the stairs, into the fire
I need your kiss, but love and duty called you someplace higher
Somewhere up the stairs, into the fire

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

You gave your love to see, in fields of red and autumn brown
You gave your love to me and lay your young body down
Up the stairs, into the fire
Up the stairs, into the fire
I need you near, but love and duty called you someplace higher
Somewhere up the stairs, into the fire

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

It was dark, too dark to see, you held me in the light you gave
You lay your hand on me
Then walked into the darkness of your smoky grave
Up the stairs, into the fire
Up the stairs, into the fire
I need your kiss, but love and duty called you someplace higher
Somewhere up the stairs, into the fire

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your love bring us love


Statistics from the KILLING FLOOR (www.brucespringsteen.it) database


Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 25/07/2002 Convention Hall, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 11/09/2016 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA

Song 'history':


Published on THE RISING, in 2001.
A real milestone of each setlist of the Rising tour, missing a sole performance
The Barcelona show of the Rising tour was broadcast and released on DVD 'LIVE IN BARCELONA', which included also this song
Played during the 'Double Take' shows in 2002
During the Devils and Dust tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
One only rendering for this song in the The Seeger Session tour (16/06/2006 Blossom Amphitheatre, Cleveland,OH ,USA)
Scarcely used during the Working on a Dream tour, with 4 inclusions
One only performance during the Wrecking Ball tour (22/09/2012 MetLife Stadium, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA)
Bruce gave this song only two shots through the 2016 The River tour (11/07/2016 Accorhotels Arena, Paris ,France and 11/09/2016 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh,PA ,USA)

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
Data from the www.brucespringsteen.it database