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Fire in the City

lyrics by Jeremy Roper (JR Night)

(INTRO)

On the corner of Day Street and Moonlight Avenue

I met a man with arms stretched out to welcome me

He said

Why~ do the Heavens cry!

when the sunlight hits your eyes!

and

Why~ does the Earth bleed flames

with every step you take

I said listen real close

there's no need to boast

but this is what I have to say

The time has come!

for this city to burn!

With the heat of a thousand suns!

(CHORUS)

Fire~ in the city~!

Burning blue!

with hints of red!

Passion~ is not a crime~

but without heart

You're next in line!

(VERSE 1)

The screams~ get higher!

as the fire~ gets deeper~ in the city~

Pretty young thang ran up to plea

and put her arms around me

As her beautiful brown hair

slowly turned to gray

she shivered~ and shriveled~

from head to toe

I leaned in to whisper inside her ear

Once beautiful on the outside

the inside now revealed

*(Stage whisper the previous two lines)

(CHORUS)

Fire~ in the city~!

Burning blue!

with hints of red!

Passion~ is not a crime~

but without heart

You're next in line!

A tear

A sigh

as I see my journey is growing near its' end

But lo' and behold a man~

jumping into the flames

to save~ his fortune~

Screams!~ of pain and pleasure echo

as the fire engulfes hin in the ruins~

Out from the darkness whip chains into the fire

dragging out his tortured form

once a body~

I grew close to enlighten him of his charge

*(Stage whisper the previous line)

From rags to riches

from riches to rags~

the chains you bound to others

you will drag~

Deeper in the darkness

shall you forever crawl~

no longer anyone at your beck and call

(CHORUS)

Fire~ in the city~!

Burning blue!

with hints of red!

Passion~ is not a crime~

but without heart

You're next in line!

(AWESOME GUITAR SOLO)

(CHORUS)

Fire~ in the city~!

Burning blue!

with hints of red!

Passion~ is not a crime~

but without heart

You're next in line!

(END OF SONG)

*Vocal style should be that closesly associated with the Blues. The instrumental style is that of Rock

*(~) DENOTES THAT THE PREVIOUS WORD IS TO BE ELONGATED BY EITHER HOLDING A SINGLE ENDING NOTE OR BY USE OF VIBRATO


Updated:  February 18, 2012

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