"Into the Fire" as written by and Jon/paice Lord....
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 bring 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 bring us love

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

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

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

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

May your love bring us love


Lyrics submitted by deathbear

"Into the Fire" as written by Bruce Springsteen

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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    General Commentthis song is the perfect song about firefighters. the chorus is amazing
    Boo Urnson April 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentInto The Fire is a beautiful tribute to the men and women of the NYFD, and their courage and bravery on the terrible morning of September 11th, 2001. These men and women died for a noble cause, giving their lives to save the lives of others. The selflessness and patriotism that was exhibited on that day should be an inspiration to us all.
    gmaniac6899on August 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat a beautiful song! The Boss commemorates the firefighters wonderfully!
    Celemirimaon February 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNot only is this song a commemoration of sacrifices of the brave FDNY - the department who sacrificed more than any first responders on September 11th, 2001, but I feel that it is also a prayer to the lost 343 that we may be as strong without them as they were for us.

    As someone said after that terrible, heroic day: "When everyone else was coming down, they were going up."

    God bless the 343, and all their brothers and sisters who lost so much with them.
    ncc74656mon September 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song... I heard a great acoustic cover by some male/female duo on college radio last week. I've been looking for it all over the Internet and can't find it. Does anyone know the version I'm talking about, and who it was that covered it?
    Stone Freeon November 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSuprised so few comments for this song. One of the highlights from 'The Rising'.
    23718on February 22, 2010   Link

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