"The Fire Down Below" as written by and Rickey Smith Patrick Henderson....
Here comes old Rosie she's looking mighty fine
Here comes hot Nancy she's steppin' right on time
There go the street lights bringin on the night
Here come the men faces hidden from the light
All through the shadows they come and they go
With only one thing in common
They got the fire down below

Here comes the rich man in his big long limousine
Here comes the poor man all you got to have is green
Here comes the banker and the lawyer and the cop
One thing for certain it ain't never gonna stop
When it all gets too heavy
That's when they come and go
With only one thing in common
They got the fire down below

It happens out in Vegas happens in Moline
On the blue blood streets of Boston
Up in Berkeley and out in Queens
And it went on yesterday and it's going on tonight
Somewhere there's somebody ain't treatin' somebody right

And he's looking out for Rosie and she's looking mighty fine
And he's walking the streets for Nancy
And he'll find her everytime
When the street light flicker bringing ont he night
Well they'll be slipping into darkness slipping out of sight
All through the midnight
Watch 'em come and watch 'em go
With only one thing in common
They got the fire down below

Lyrics submitted by faeriellen

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    My OpinionI think you have all got hookers on the brain. I interpret this song as about Hell and how if you don't do right, you are bound for The Fire Below. Fire Down Below is a veryold expression used in fundamentalist Christian churches (mine included) as an expression that you will Burn for Eternity in "the Fire Down Below" if you sin. Of course, I have sinned, and specifically with a little Red Head named April .. all freckles and ... oh, my, God. Never mind, I am starting to feel a bit warm down below just thinking about her. And that was some 50 years ago too. Anyway, watch out for The Fire Down Below!
    Misterfixiton May 04, 2010   Link
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    General Comment...it means the chick from "Main Street" got too old for the "Gentleman's Ballet."
    drpoundsignon March 30, 2008   Link
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    General Comment...about Bob not excusing it. But I always wondered in the "Somewhere there's somebody ain't treatin' somebody right" line was referring to pimps or johns. Maybe it's both.
    thegitsfanon May 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentClearly about prostitutes giving men what they need. He says how it happens everywhere and all the time. I don't know if he is excusing it or making the point known that he uses......what's up Bob?
    Bubba Jankon December 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI heard a DJ claim that this song was about Redheads implying that...well you can figure it out...
    goldsaturnon May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree this is clearly about prostitution. However, I don't believe Bob is excusing it when he gives a throaty, "Somewhere there's somebody ain't treatin' somebody right". And as far as what they all have in common... they got the fire down below. I think it's Bob's way of saying they have the same STD's.
    missBhavenon May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about men using prostitutes because 'they got the fire down below'. And I agree with missBhaven's statement
    thegitsfanon May 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commento.m.f.g. a song about real life..run for the hills..
    sdz896542on February 15, 2016   Link
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    General CommentRed pubic hair.
    trace10202on March 22, 2017   Link

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