Monday, January 27, 2014

cover #55: i'm on fire

song: i'm on fire
cover: bat for lashes
original: bruce springsteen

comments: there are undertones to this song that always made me a little uneasy; the not-so-veiled references to venereal disease, the lack of clarity on whether or not the guy in the song is a homicidal rapist, the overbearing stalker-ness. bat for lashes' version, however, evokes madames of lower-middle-class brothel houses. to each their own.

first song is cover, second is original.

where can you get it?
bruce springsteen - i'm on fire
bat for lashes - i'm on fire

lyrics: hey, little girl, is your daddy home
did he go away and leave you all alone
i got a bad desire
oh, oh, oh, i'm on fire

tell me now, baby, is he good to you
can he do to you the things that i do
i can take you higher
oh, oh, oh, i'm on fire

sometimes it's like someone took a knife, baby
edgy and dull
and cut a six-inch valley
through the middle of my soul

at night i wake up
with the sheets soaking wet
and a freight train running
through the middle of my head
only you can cool my desire
oh, oh, oh, i'm on fire
oh, oh, oh, i'm on fire
oh, oh, oh, i'm on fire

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