My eyes are filled with life
My feet can't touch the ground
From up here I can see the sights
Of my hometown city burning down

Now it blazes for me house by house
And my legs they buckle under me
But I don't mind, I'll sing the old song of joy
For I know why and why it had to be

Higher, higher; flames grow higher
Erase my name from your lips as we kiss
Higher, higher; now flames grow higher
Now there's one soul less on your fiery list
Now there's one soul less on your fiery list

Now I drive along those familiar streets
I know it all, bearing names, now I know where to turn
All this while I kept a roadmap in my head
I just came back to see the people in their houses burn

Higher, higher; flames grow higher now
Erase my name from your lips as we kiss
Higher, higher; flames grow higher
Now there's one soul less on your fiery list
Now there's one soul less on your fiery list

Flames grow higher and higher
Flames grow higher
Erase my name from your lips as we kiss
Higher, higher; flames grow higher
Now there's one soul less on your fiery list
Now there's one soul less on your fiery list

One soul less on your fiery list...
One soul less on your fiery list...
One soul less on your fiery list...
One soul less on your fiery list...

One soul less on your fiery list...
One soul less on your fiery list...
Hometown farewell, now
Hometown farewell
Hometown farewell
Hometown farewell kiss.


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    General CommentAlthough this song originally appeared on the Triffids album 'In The Pines' in 1986, it was re-recorded and released under the title "Hometown Farewell Kiss" on the next album, 1987's 'Calenture'.

    In notes to the producer of the 'ITP: The Woolshed Recordings', David suggested that he explicitly wanted to leave four of the 19 recorded songs off the album just because he wanted them for the groups next major label album deal, in the works while the band was working away from home in the U.K.

    The original release of 'ITP' used 13 of the tracks, and the re-issue has been expanded to 18 tracks, total, and "Born Sandy Devotional" was restored to its full length (though still a different version with different than on other re-issues). That song seemed to follow the band through out their career but never meeting the protocol to make an album, albeit the truncated version on the original 'In The Pines' album.

    The one song from the Woolshed Recordings sessions not on the Domino label re-issue of this album was "Kelly's Blues". Studio and demo versions of it are available on "Calenture."
    Sneedyon June 22, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionI love this track!
    shockdelicaon December 19, 2009   Link

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