"Out Of The Blue (Into The Fire)" as written by and Matt Johnson....
I'm a man without a soul...Honey
Who lost it while parading it, in a town full of thieves
Why see I didn't want to be with any people I know.
But god knows, I didn't want to be alone
So I showered down--left my little room
And jumped in my car for protection from hostility
Well it ain't easy to be bold--in an unknown city
I was feeling strong mouthed, but weak willed.
When I ran into the cure...for my ills
Don't tell me what your name is
I want your body, not your mind,
I want a feeling, worth paying for before I say goodbye
But as I was talking, I couldn't look her in the eyes,
I just kept wondering,
How many men unleashed their frustration between her thighs?
Well my adrenalin, was curdling like cream,
As I was being led by the hand.
Through the sound of sirens
And the distant noise of some drunken jazz band,
Through the stench of disinfectant
That "Infected" my head,
Through the darkness of a corridor
And into a strangers bed.
Well I didn't want to hurt your feelings, honey
But I couldn't suppress my own,
I had to pull myself outta this nosedive
By proving something to myself.
She was lying on her back
With her lips parted.
Squealing like a stuffed pig
I was going through the motions
Faking the emotions,
And wriggling around like lizard in a tin.
Trying so hard to cleanse myself,
I was turning into somebody else.
I was trying so hard to please myself,
I was turning into somebody else.
I was trying so hard to be myself
I was turning into somebody else.
Come my love--with your desire
Out of the blue...and into the fire!!

Lyrics submitted by Karl

"Out of the Blue (Into the Fire)" as written by Carolyn Dawn Johnson Charlie Black

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  • +1
    General Commentthe video makes it clear he is hiring a prostitute.

    I recommend looking at The The videos, they are excellent
    partenopeion May 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAbout hiring a prostitute methinks
    NJJon October 09, 2007   Link
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    My Opinionthese lyrics are pure genius, as are most of his songs. think its about wanting, always wanting something, anything...to fill you with feelings so you can stop feeling nothing. complicated, i can feel it but not describe it. one of my very favorite songs of all time.
    laniferouson December 09, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI agree the video shows him hireing a prostitute but I believe there is more to it than that. I suffer bipolar disorder, and to me this song describes what it is like. The title alone "Out of the blue (depression) (into the fire (mania))", and the lyric "Well I didn't want to hurt your feelings, honey. But I couldn't suppress my own" demonstrates someone going from depression into uncontrolled mania. Also "Trying so hard to cleanse myself, I was turning into somebody else" is the feeling of guilt ridden depression turning into a frenzy of sexual lust as mania takes over once again.
    Maybe I am reading to much into this song but to me it's exactly what it describes. It's a brilliant lyric from the wonderful Mr Johnson once again. One day he will be appreciated for his gift of prophecy and skilled song craft.
    GavriloPon June 23, 2017   Link
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    General CommentMight not be a prostitute, just an unknown person.

    The line "I want a feeling, worth paying for" is saying that people do pay for that feeling - not that he's paid for it.

    Awesome song.
    xdvron May 04, 2010   Link

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