"Blood and Fire" as written by Amy Elizabeth Ray and Emily Ann Saliers....
I have spent nights with matches and knives,
Leaning over ledges, only two flights up.
Cutting my heart, burning my soul.
Nothing left to hold,
Nothing left but, blood and fire.

You have spent nights, thinking of me
Missing my arms, but you needed to leave.
Leaving the cuts, leaving my burns,
Hoping I'd learn.

Blood and Fire
Are too much for these restless arms to hold.
And my nights of desire are calling me,
Back to your fold.
And I am calling you, calling you from 10,000 miles away
Won't you wet my fire with your live, babe?

I am looking for someone, who can take as much as I give,
Give back as much as I need,
And still have the will to live.
I am intense, I am in need,
I am in pain, I am in love.
I feel forsaken, like to things I gave away.

Blood and Fire
Are too much for these restless arms to hold.
And my nights of desire are calling me,
Back to your fold.
And I am calling you, calling you from 10,000 miles away
Won't you wet my fire with your live, babe?

I am intense, I am in need, I am in pain, I am in love.
I am intense, I am in need, I am in pain, I am in love.
I am intense, I am in need, I am in pain, I am in love.

Blood and Fire
Are too much for these restless arms to hold.
And my nights of desire are calling me,
Back to your fold.
And I am calling you, calling you from 10,000 miles away
Won't you wet my fire with your live, babe?


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"Blood and Fire" as written by Emily Ann Saliers Amy Elizabeth Ray

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    General CommentThis song is way way intense. I heard that Amy never plays it live - is that true? It sounds like a page out of a diary of someone with severe depression .
    Mvskokeon October 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI am not sure about "never playing it live," but I do remember at one of the shows I went to, people were shouting out requests for this song. Amy refused to play it, and in fact said that this was the "No Blood and Fire Tour!"
    Jerrybearon April 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAmy won't play the song live *anymore*. I guess she's past the Blood and Fire stage of her life. If you saw any of their shows in the early 90's or saw Live At The Uptown Lounge, she used to perform it live. And she'd act like she was dying up there or something.
    hardcoretroubadouron September 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentamy ray quote from 2/27/1999: over at amy's, footnotes:

    "it's a love song. it's about a relationship that was important to me in a self-destructive way. it took a long time to write it, a couple of years to get through it. it expresses a kind of love that a lot of people feel at one time in their lives. it's the obsessive compulsive love, which is very, very dangerous."
    purdyfloweron June 01, 2007   Link

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