Saints ( The ) - JUST LIKE FIRE WOULD

First performance: 14/03/2013


Coverinfo

Bruce Springsteen released  'Just like fire would' on his 2014 album High Hopes.  The song was recorded in studio in March 2013 during the Australian leg of the Wrecking Ball Tour. Along with High hopes, the song was cut at Studios 301 in Byron Bay (a town 165 kilometres south of Brisbane) and Sydney in Australia, with the E Street Band and featuring Tom Morello on guitar. Morello, who was in Brisbane, recorded his part at the studio's Byron Bay complex while the rest of the band recorded together at the studio's Sydney complex. This happened in one day, though some parts were added or re-recorded later. The recording sessions in Australia were spontaneous. The band was there and so was Brendan O'Brien's engineer Nick DiDia who had moved to Australia, "so they just decided to cut a couple songs," Rom Aniello told Andy Greene in a December 2013 interview for Rolling Stone. "I was listening in online. I wasn't part of the tracking session." 'Just like fire would' was released as a single on 22 Jan 2014. A music video for the song was simultaneously posted on both Bruce Springsteen's official website and Bruce Springsteen's VEVO YouTube channel. It was filmed on 13 Jan 2014 at SIR Studios in New York City, NY, during Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's closed rehearsal prior to their appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon the following day. The audio is dubbed from the album version. 
 
 
 
Bruce performed the song 18 times :
 
  • Wrecking Ball Tour 
 
 
 
  • High Hopes Tour
2014-01-28 - BELLVILLE VELODROME, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
2014-02-05 - PERTH ARENA, PERTH, AUSTRALIA
2014-02-07 - PERTH ARENA, PERTH, AUSTRALIA
2014-02-08 - PERTH ARENA, PERTH, AUSTRALIA
2014-02-11 - ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
2014-02-12 - ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
2014-02-15 - AAMI PARK, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
2014-02-16 - AAMI PARK, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
2014-02-19 - ALLPHONES ARENA, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
2014-02-22 - HOPE ESTATE, HUNTER VALLEY, AUSTRALIA
2014-02-23 - HOPE ESTATE, HUNTER VALLEY, AUSTRALIA
2014-02-26 - BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
2014-03-02 - MT. SMART STADIUM, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
2014-04-19 - TIME WARNER CABLE ARENA, CHARLOTTE, NC
2014-04-22 - CONSOL ENERGY CENTER, PITTSBURGH
2014-04-26 - AARON'S AMPHITHEATRE AT LAKEWOOD, ATLANTA, GA
 
  • Off-Tour 
Late night with Jimmy Fallon
 
 
 

Songinfo

" Just like fire would " is a song by Australian rock band The Saints. It was written by frontman Chris Bailey and first released on the band's 1986 album All Fools Day on the Mushroom label. The track is album's opener and leading single.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

In a December 2013 interview for Rolling Stone, Bruce Springsteen told Andy Greene that The Saints' Just like fire would is a song that he had on his radar for 20 years or so and that he always liked.
 
RollingStone interview
 

Lyrics

One night in a motel room
Eyes cast like steel
I drank the wine they had left on my table
I knew the morning was too far

I smoked my last pack of foreign cigarettes
I stay only to defy
The night was dark and the land is cold
It's frozen right to the bone

And just like fire would, I burn up
Just like fire would
Just like fire would, I burn up

Five hundred miles I have gone today
Tomorrow it's five hundred more
Outside my window the world passes by
It's stranger than a dream

And just like fire would, I burn up
Just like fire would
Just like fire would, I burn up

I go to work and I earn my pay load
And the sweat, it falls to the ground
I see you now but we may never meet again, child
The ice is hanging on the door

One night in a motel room
Eyes cast like steel
I drank the wine they had left on my table
I knew the morning was too far

And just like fire would, I burn up
Just like fire would
And just like fire would, I burn up

And just like fire would, I burn up
Just like fire would
And just like fire would, I burn up