"Fire" as written by and Sergio / Pizzorno....
Shake me into the night and I'm an easy lover
Take me into the fight and I'm an easy brother
And I'm on fire

Burn my sweet effigy, I'm a road runner
Spill my guts on a wheel, I wanna taste uh-huh
And I'm on fire
And I'm on fire

And I'm on fire (I'm going, you tell me, I feel it, I say it)
(I'm heading back into the tunnel for my soul to burn) I'm on fire
(I'm coming, you coming, no hiding, my feeling)
(I wanna take it to the highest over me, yeah)
Whoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Whoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo

Wire me up to machines, I'll be your prisoner
Find it hard to believe you are my murderer
I'm on fire behind you
It's a fallen sky

I'm on fire (I'm going, you tell me, I feel it, I say it)
(I'm heading back into the tunnel for my soul to burn) I'm on fire
(I'm coming, you coming, no hiding, my feeling)
(I wanna take it to the highest over me, yeah)
Whoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo
Whoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo

And I'm on fire
I'm on fire

Move on, you got to move on
You got to get to the hip, get your shake on

Move on, you got to move on
You got to get to the hip, get your shake on

I feel it, I want it, I'm coming, I tell ya
I caught a bullet from the heavens to the one you serve
I'm going, I'm running, out to the highest love
I'm wanna get you to the hip

(I'm on fire) move on, you got to move on
You got to get to the hip, get your shake on (I'm on fire)

Move on, you got to move on
You got to get to the hip, get your shake on


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"Fire" as written by Sergio Pizzorno

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    General CommentThe beginning of this song sounds really...slinky. It's sort of sexy in a way.
    willowsongon December 19, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think the song is about opiate addiction. Firstly I think the first line is also misinterpreted and is actually "Take me into the night and I'm an easy lover" and that it means that being on opiates feels like being in the arms of a metaphorical lover.

    "Take me into the fight and I'm an easy brother" refers to the confidence or help with pain that opiates brings to a fight or if injured.

    "Burn my sweet effigy" is the burning of heroin or opium to smoke.

    "Spill my guts on a wheel I wanna taste uh-huh" I think should be "I wanna taste of her" and is talking about being dopesick and needing to taste the drug to relieve the sickness.

    "I'm on fire" is the horrible feeling of withdrawal, like a fire burning the skin and of a fever burning you up.

    "Wire me up to machines I'll be your prisoner" A prisoner of addiction.

    "Find it hard to believe You are my murderer" I think it means that it's hard to believe something that can make you feel so good as opiates do can also kill you.

    "Move on, You got to move on I'm gonna get you real good So you can shake on" Get you real good also refers to the opiates taking you and giving you the shakes in withdrawal.


    This is my interpretation of this song. All comments, positive or negative are welcome.




    Papaveron February 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is an excellent song, cant wait for the new album =D
    nyronon May 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHey,
    I agree with willowsong, the beginning is sexy indeed :) It somehow reminds me of the rhythm of the night, dark spirits dancing around a fire... Can't find a better way to explain it. It somehow reminds me of Oliver Stone's movie The Doors too...

    Also, I don't think the song is about drug addiction, not this one - some other form of addiction, yes. I'm finding it really hard to get a good interpretation though. Just a feeling that it's about somebody who is obsessed with something or somebody, willing to do anything, their blood 'boiling' - on fire because of this addiction. Like chasing something they are not supposed to, something forbidden, maybe something criminal. Something instinctual. They want to experience it so bad, they can't stop. They would become anything or anyone just to get to the object of their obsession. Maybe it's some sort of love or sexual addiction, I can somehow see sexual references in the lyrics too - but this might be a little bit too far fetched :)

    Anyway, how about the lines

    Move on, you got to move on
    You got to hit 'em to the lip
    And get your shake on
    Move on, you got to move on
    You got to hit 'em to the lip
    And get your shake on

    being spoken by a doctor or a psychologist telling this person to take their meds, and forget about their obsession?

    Anyway, this is my take on this song, let me know your thoughts.
    Nerioon September 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim pretty sure ive heard this song before way before kasbian brought it out, did they copy it off someone?
    counsell2k9on June 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant album. Brilliant song. Not too sure on the meaning. Perhaps when he is talking about being on fire, he means he is excited, ready, doing well and determined. Maybe he is ready to be anything you want.
    businessiswaron June 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know what Serge says in the background during the chorus????
    woodstock83on June 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot sure about in the actual song, but live he says:

    And I know, and I feel, and I want it, so real (surreal?)
    (I kick it back into your/the side?)
    (Just check it back into the/your side?)

    He either changes it live or I just can't tell exactly what he says...but on record he says things along the lines of:

    I want it, you take it, I feel it, I sang it, I bring it back into your circle now, the circle (???)
    And I know, (that/and) you know, (and I want to/that you want to) and I feel it, I want take it to ya' as something (???)...Again, I'm not sure about alot of it. Hope it helps you guys figure it out.
    TANSDon June 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat glastonbury, tom did the bit that serge usually does in the chorus and he said:
    'i know, i feel, i want it, so real'
    :) i hope that's helpful
    ellieacrylicon June 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha im an idiot and didnt read the comments before ;)
    anddddddddd the concept of west ryder pauper lunatic asylum is like, each one of the songs is from the perspective of one of the patients :)
    on the back of the album aswell it has words next to each song describing it :)
    i hope that little snippet was more helpful than the last one ;)
    ellieacrylicon June 27, 2009   Link

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