Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Pointer Sisters: Fire (1981)

The Pointer Sisters perform “Fire” at the Attic Night Club, in Greenville, NC, on January 27, 1981. The song was written by Bruce Springsteen in 1977; the Pointer Sisters (real sisters: Anita, June and Ruth Pointer) recorded it on their 1978 album, Energy. It became their first gold single. They are a fantastic group; I saw them perform as the opening act for Bruce Springsteen long ago—a memorable concert of my youth.

by Bruce Springsteen

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
Ooooh, 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
Oh, 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
Mmmmmm, Fire

Burnin in my soul
It's outta control

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