FIRE

Robert Gordon's cover version


I'm driving in my car, turn on the radio
I'm pulling you close, but you just say no
You say you don't like it, but girl I know you're a liar
'Cause when we kiss, hmm, fire

Well late at night, I'm chasing you home
I say I wanna stay, you say you wanna be alone
You say you don't need me, but you can't hide your desire
'Cause when we kiss, hmm, fire

You had a hold on me right from the start
It felt so good I couldn't tear it apart
Got my nerves all jumping acting like a fool
'Cause your kisses they burn but your heart stays cool

Romeo and Juliet, Samson and Delilah
Baby you can bet their love they didn't deny
Well now your words say split, but your words they lie
'Cause when we kiss, hmm, fire

Ohh, fire, hmm, fire
Ohh, fire, ohh, fire


Info

The above lyrics are for Robert Gordon's cover version of FIRE. It was released on his 1978 album Fresh Fish Special and also as a single. Bruce Springsteen plays piano on the recording of this song, but his guest appearance is not credited in the liner notes to Fresh Fish Special or the single, possibly due to his ongoing legal battles with former manager Mike Appel at the time.

Bruce Springsteen offered the song to Robert Gordon after he saw a live gig by Gordon and Link Wray in 1977. A according to Gordon, "it was a choice between 'Fire' and another new song but [Springsteen] decided to keep the other one for himself." The album was recorded in December 1977 at Plaza Sound Studios in New York City, NY.

Robert Gordon And Link Wray -- Fire
Robert Gordon And Link Wray -- Fire

7" single - Private Stock ‎(PS 45,203) – USA, 1978

A1- FIRE
B1- IF THIS IS WRONG
Robert Gordon With Link Wray -- Fresh Fish Special
Robert Gordon With Link Wray -- Fresh Fish Special

LP - Private Stock ‎(PS 7008) - USA, 1978

Other Official Releases

Robert Gordon's cover version of FIRE can also be found on some various artists Bruce Springsteen tribute albums.

Various artists -- Cover Me
Various artists -- Cover Me

LP - Rhino (RNIN 70700) - USA, 1986
MC - Rhino (RNIC 70700) - USA, 1986

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It was reissued in 1989 under the same title. It includes one track not found on the 1989 reissue and is missing three tracks found only on the 1989 reissue.
Various artists -- Born To Run 2003 Volume One
Various artists -- Born To Run 2003 Volume One

CD - Uncut (2003 04A) - UK, 2003

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It's a free CD (volume 1 of 2) issued exclusively with the April 2003 issue of Uncut magazine.

Available Versions

List of available versions of FIRE on this website:

FIRE [Official studio version]
FIRE [Outtake version]
FIRE [Live 19 May 1978 version]
FIRE [Live 23 May 1978 version]
FIRE [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
FIRE [Live 09 Aug 1978 version]
FIRE [Live 19 Sep 1978 version]
FIRE [Live 30 Sep 1978 version]
FIRE [Live 15 Dec 1978 version]
FIRE [Live 16 Dec 1978 version]
FIRE [Live 31 Dec 1980 version]
FIRE [Live 13 Oct 1986 version]
FIRE [Live 02 Nov 2002 version]
FIRE [Robert Gordon's cover version]
FIRE [The Pointer Sisters' cover version]

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