"Fire in Cairo" as written by Robert James Smith, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst and Michael Stephen Dempsey....
Slowly fading blue
The eastern hollows catch
The dying sun
Night-time follows
Silence and black
Mirror pool mirrors
The lonely place
Where I meet you
See your head
In the fading light
And through the dark
Your eyes shine bright

And burn
Like fire
Burn like fire in Cairo
Burn like fire
Burn like fire in Cairo

Shifting crimson veil
Silken hips slide
Under my hand
Swollen lips whisper
My name
And I yearn
You take me in your arms
And start to burn

F-I-are-E-I-N-see-A-I-are-O
F-I-are-E-I-N-see-A-I-are-O
F-I-are-E-I-N-see-A-I-are-O
Then the heat disappears
And the mirage
Fades away

F-I-are-E-I-N-see-A-I-are-O
F-I-are-E-I-N-see-A-I-are-O
F-I-are-E-I-N-see-A-I-are-O
F-I-are-E-I-N-see-A-I-are-O
F-I-are-E-I-N-see-A-I-are-O
F-I-are-E-I-N-see-A-I-are-O
F-I-are-E-I-N-see-A-I-are-O
F-I-are-E-I-N-see-A-I-are-O

Burn like a fire in Cairo
Burn like a
Fire
Blaze like a fire in Cairo
Blaze like a
Fire
Flare
Burn like fire
Burn like
Fire in Cairo


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"Fire in Cairo" as written by Michael Stephen Dempsey Laurence Andrew Tolhurst

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song is supposed to be an imaginary Egyptian dream song. The whole "Boys Don't Cry" album seems to have the same middle-eastern feel.
    theexplodinggirlon January 06, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's not just about fingering a girl, it's about passion, a sort of trip where he's in (well, let me guess, Cairo, Egypt?) and he sees a beautiful girl whom he has a passion for but she doesn't exist, it was (figuratively) in his head.
    painted_dollon February 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rocks and I can't beleive more people havn't commented on it!!!!!
    little_miss_pinkon September 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. f i r e i n c a i r o. its so hard to say, but its so fun once you get it.
    gengyon April 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Cure songs... It's so catchy! ^^
    freakishfaeon June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt took me forever to get the whole F I R E I N C A I R O part. but anywas, as for the meaning of the song....well, the closest i can get is that hes having a dream of a girl he loves, but then she fades away (i got that idea from the whole heat dissapears, and mirage fades away part) But hell! i dont know, its just a guess
    TOOL_OWNS_YOUon October 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanother existentialist song...just like Killing An Arab
    kid pirateon December 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe this song might be about loving somebody who does not love you back and giving up on the idea of being with them because you know it's worthless. The first verse describes the beauty of this person. The second verse describes how badly he wants to be with them and I think the line "you take me in your arms and start to burn" symbolizes him coming to the realization that it's never going to be. I also think the line "then the heat disappears and the mirage fades away" means that he's lost all hope of being with this particular person. His visions of being with this person were just a mirage and now he's realizing that.
    NewDawnFadeson December 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is very sexual, its about fingering a girl.
    See your head
    In the fading light
    And through the dark
    Your eyes shine bright

    And burn like fire
    Burn like fire in Cairo

    the burning is the pleasure.

    Silken hips slide
    Under my hand

    its pretty clear cut.
    robinson129on January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentF I R E I N C A I R O F I R E I N C A I R O F I R E I N C A I R O then the heat disappears and the mirage fades away . . .
    *sighs* i love this song but don't know why. i can listen to this song over and over again and never get tired of it. i DO listen to this song over and over and never get tired of it . . .
    the_lovecat7000on April 07, 2005   Link

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