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Song title: Fire


Fire

I’m driving in my car, I turn on the radio
I’m pulling you close, you just say no
You say you don’t like it, but girl I know you’re a liar
`Cause when we kiss, Fire

Late at night I’m takin’ you home
I say I wanna stay, you say you wanna be alone
You say you don’t love me, girl you can’t hide your desire
`Cause when we kiss, Fire

You had a hold on me, right from the start
A grip so tight I couldn’t tear it apart
My nerves all jumpin’ actin’ like a fool
Well your kisses they burn but your heart stays cool

Romeo and Juliet, Samson and Delilah
Baby you can bet their love they didn’t deny
Your words say split but your words they lie
`Cause when we kiss, Fire

Notes: Originally given to the Pointer Sisters, became a Bruce classic. Snippets often played in the middle of 10th avenue freeze-out during the Reunion tour.


Fire

I'm driving in my car, I turn on the radio
I'm pulling you close, you just say no
You say you don't like it, but baby I know you're a liar
Cause when we kiss, hmmmm, Fire

Late at night when I'm takin' you home
I whisper stay, you say you wanna be alone
You say you don't need me, but baby I know you're a liar
`Cause when we kiss, Fire

Well I need a lover to hold tight
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I'm driving in my car, I turn on the radio
I'm pulling you close, you just say no
You say you don't like it, but baby I know you're a liar
Cause when we kiss, hmmmm, Fire
Fire

Late at night when I'm takin' you home
You're standin at my door, all alone
Well baby you say you don't need me, but honey I know you're a liar
Cause when we kiss, hmmmm, Fire
Fire
Big Man

Well I'm keepin' your lovin' ???
??? touch
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Well baby I need you too much

I'm driving in my car, I turn on the radio
I'm pulling you close, you just say no
You say you don't love me, but girl I know you're a liar
Cause when we kiss, hmmmm, Fire
Cause when we kiss, hmmmm, Fire
Cause when we kiss, hmmmm, Fire

Notes: Out-take lyrics


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


Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 19/05/1978 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 16/02/2017 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane ,Australia

Song 'history':


Recorded during the DARKNESS studio sessions, but then not used for the album.
Largely (79 times) played during the Darkness tour
Perfomed in a large number of shows (95) of the River tour
It only saw the light 3 times in the whole 1982-1984 period, during which Bruce played, with various small groups or guesting, in a number of bars and small clubs of the New Jersey area
The Born in the U.S.A. tour counted 21 apparitions of this song
The song made its first official apparition being included, as inedit track, in the 'LIVE 1975-85' box set
Played at the Bridge Benefit show, 13-Oct-1986.
Played once in the whole Reunion tour (29/07/1999 Continental Arena, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA)
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Rising tour (11/03/2003 Blue Cross Arena, Rochester,NY ,USA)
Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Devils and Dust tour (22/11/2005 Sovereign Bank Arena, Trenton,NJ ,USA)
Not much used during the The Seeger Session tour, deserving only less than a dozen renderings
Just 4 shots during the Magic tour
One only rendering for this song in the Working on a Dream tour (28/04/2009 Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia,PA ,USA)
Published on the 'The Promise' Album, released in November 2010.
Published in live version in the 3rd DVD: House Cut 'Houston '78 of 'The Promise'
During the Wrecking Ball tour, the song was played 3 times
Published in live version in the DVD: 'Tempe 80' of 'THE TIES THAT BIND'
Two only renderings for this song in the 2016 The River tour (17/05/2016 Estadio Anoeta, San Sebastian ,Spain and 05/07/2016 Stadio S.Siro, Milan ,Italy)
Performed 1 times during the 2017 Summer tour

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