FIRE (Jimi Hendrix)

Original The Jimi Hendrix Experience version


Alright!
Now dig this, baby

You don't care for me, I don't a-care about that
You got a new fool, ha! I like it like that

I have only one a-burning desire
Let me stand next to your fire
(Let me stand next to your fire) Hey! Let me stand next to your fire
(Let me stand next to your fire) Whoa! Let me stand baby
(Let me stand next to your fire) Let me stand
(Let me stand next to your fire) Yeah baby

Listen here, baby, and stop acting so crazy
You say your mum ain't home, it ain't my concern
Just a-play with me and you won't get burned

I have only one a-itching desire
Let me stand next to your fire
(Let me stand next to your fire) Yeah! Let me stand baby
(Let me stand next to your fire) Let me stand
(Let me stand next to your fire) Oh, let me stand
(Let me stand next to your fire) Aw!

Oh move over, Rover, and let Jimi take over
Yeah, you know what I'm talking 'bout
Yeah! Get on with it, baby
Ow!
Yeah
That's what I'm talking about
Now dig this
Ha!
Now listen, baby

You try to give me your money, you better save it, babe
Save it for your rainy day

I have only one a-burning desire
Let me stand next to your fire, ha
(Let me stand next to your fire) Aw! Let me stand
(Let me stand next to your fire) Ow! Let me stand, baby
(Let me stand next to your fire) I ain't gonna do you no harm
(Let me stand next to your fire) Aw!

Yeah!
You better move over baby
I ain't gonna hurt you baby
Ah, I ain't talking with your ol' lady
Ow!
Ah yes, this is Jimi talking, baby
Yeah baby
Wooo [fades out]


Info

FIRE is a song written by Jimi Hendrix and released by The Jimi Hendrix Experience on their 1967 album Are You Experienced.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience -- Are You Experienced (UK issue, album cover art)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience -- Are You Experienced

LP - Track Record (612 001) - UK, 1967
The Jimi Hendrix Experience -- Are You Experienced (USA issue, album cover art)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience -- Are You Experienced

LP - Reprise Records (RS 6261) - USA, 1967

The above lyrics are for the original The Jimi Hendrix Experience version of FIRE as released in 1967.

Not to be confused with the Bruce Springsteen song FIRE.

Springsteen's Version

Bruce Springsteen covered The Jimi Hendrix Experience's FIRE very early in his career, in 1967 and 1968. See the live 16 Sep 1967 version for more details.

Available Versions

List of available versions of FIRE (Jimi Hendrix) on this website:

FIRE (Jimi Hendrix) [Live 16 Sep 1967 version]
FIRE (Jimi Hendrix) [Original The Jimi Hendrix Experience version]

Page last updated: 03 Jun 2015