FIRE

The Pointer Sisters' cover version


I'm riving in your car, you turn on the radio
You're pulling me close, I just say no
I say I don't like it, but you know I'm a liar
'Cause when we kiss, ooh, fire

Late at night, you're taking me home
You say you wanna stay, I say I wanna be alone
I say I don't love you, but you know I'm a liar
'Cause when we kiss, ooh, fire

You had a hold on me right from the start
A grip so tight I couldn't tear it apart
My nerves all jumping acting like a fool
Well your kisses they burn, but my heart stays cool

Well Romeo and Juliet, Samson and Delilah
Baby you can bet their love they couldn't deny
My words say split, but my words they lie
'Cause when we kiss, ooh, fire

Ooh, fire
Hot kisses like fire
Burn me up with fire
I like what you're doing now, fire
Touching me with fire
Touching me, burning me with fire
Take me home, fire
Yeah, kisses like fire
Kisses like fire [fades out]


Info

The above lyrics are for The Pointer Sisters' cover version of FIRE. It's the first single from their 1978 album Energy. The song became a hit single, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1979. FIRE would eventually become The Pointer Sister's highest-charting single, along with the 1981 hit SLOW HAND. FIRE was an international chart hit for The Pointer Sisters, reaching #1 in Belgium, the Netherlands, South Africa, and New Zealand, and charting in Australia (#7), Austria (#10), Canada (#3), Germany (#35) and the UK (#34).

During a 2014 interview on the Bullseye With Jesse Thorn radio show, Anita Pointer of The Pointer Sisters told host Jesse Thorn: "['Fire'] became our first gold single. We had had gold albums before but I didn't realize what a difference a gold single made, because this is a song that's played – that one song – over and over and over and all over the world. And it really became a major hit for us and made a total difference in our career."

The Pointer Sisters -- Fire
The Pointer Sisters -- Fire

7" single - Planet (P-45901) - USA, 1978

A1- FIRE
B1- LOVE IS LIKE A ROLLING STONE
The Pointer Sisters -- Energy
The Pointer Sisters -- Energy

LP - Planet (P-1) - USA, 1978

Other Official Releases

The Pointer Sisters' cover version of FIRE can also be found on some various artists Bruce Springsteen tribute albums.

Various artists -- Songs From The Boss
Various artists -- Songs From The Boss

LP - Dover Records (ADD 3) - UK, 1988
MC - Dover Records (ZDD 3) - UK, 1988
CD - Dover Records (CCD 3) - UK, 1989

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- Cover Me
Various artists -- Cover Me

CD - Rhino (R2 70700) - USA, 1989

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It's a reissue of the 1986 release of the same title. It includes three tracks not found on the 1989 reissue and is missing one track found only on the 1986 release.
Various artists -- The Bruce Springsteen Songbook
Various artists -- The Bruce Springsteen Songbook

CD - Connoisseur (VSOP CD 224) - UK, 1996

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.

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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