"Fire On The Mountain" as written by and Americo "rickey"/slatkin Marino....
There is fire on the mountain,
And nobody seems to be on the run.
Oh there is fire on the mountain top,
And no one is a running.

I wake up in the morning
Tell you what I see on my TV screen
I see the blood of an innocent child,
And everybody's watching.

Now, I'm looking out of my window,
And what do I see?
I see an army of soldiers that are
Marching across the street

What did they say to make you so blind,
To your conscience and reason?
Could it be love for your country,
Or for the gun you use in killing?
So,

There is fire on the mountain,
And nobody seems to be on the run.
Oh there is fire on the mountain top,
And no one is a running.

Hey, Mister lover man!
Can I get a chance to talk to you?
'Cause you are fooling with a dead man's corpse,
And you don't know what you do. Oh

So little Lucy turns sixteen,
And like the movie she's been seeing,
She has a lover in her daddy.
She can't tell nobody
'Till she makes the evening news.

For there is fire on the mountain,
And nobody seems to be on the run.
Oh there is fire on the mountain top,
And no one is ah running. Oh yes.

One day the river will overflow,
And there'll be nowhere for us to go,
And we will run, run
Wishing we had put out the fire, oh no


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"Fire On The Mountain" as written by Felix Slatkin Americo Marino

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    General CommentPure genius by a Nigerian diva Asa. Fire here is used metaphorically to refer to all the negativities in Africa like poverty, wars, strife, and even sexual molestation. At the end, all these things come back to haunt us, and we'l be hoping we had given ears to them. As a Nigerian Singer/songwriter/guitarist myself, i cant help but applaud Asa for breakin all boundaries..P.s the song can be likened to tracy chapman's Bang bang bang.....
    boypluon December 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely love this song. it's really, in essence, a good, heartfelt and simple sociopolitical song. it doesn't SCREAM anarchy and rebellion against authority (like certain punk rock songs do), instead what i like about it is its detailed and modern commentary on the "fire on the mountain" happening all around us today, leading us to question whether our society is as perfect as we take it for granted to be. dedicated to Africa, the song also sheds light on the situation there.

    haha, in my mind i can clearly see this song being performed at LIVE 8. and it definitely should be, if the event happens again. everyone wants peace, and i think the people of Africa (directly mentioned in the song) definitely need it. go asa.
    yojimbo963on June 11, 2008   Link

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