The Fire Tonight

by The Fire Tonight

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T R A C K L I S T

1. Vore
2. How Do You Wait?
3. Suckerpunch *
4. Space Interlude
5. Le Cote Sombre
6. Aiur *
7. Old White Men in Business Suits
8. Fives and Sevens
9. Don't Fear Failure
10. Strong Women *
11. Vore (Reprise)
(plus FOUR remixes)

* streamable track


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"Believers and doubters, ironically, both inspire me
They help to ignite this fire that's inside of me"
-MC Logic, "Don't Fear Failure"

This album wouldn't have been possible without the hard work of everyone listed below. Thank you all for this great gift.


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credits

released 18 August 2015

C R E D I T S

Produced by Daniel Machado and Stephen Russ
Engineered by Zac Thomas
Mixed by Collin Derrick
Mastered by Paul Lipscomb
Production assistance by Steve Sancho

Instruments recorded live to analog tape at Jam Room Recording Studio (Columbia, SC)

Artwork by Josh Hardy

All songs by The Fire Tonight
except lyrics on "Don't Fear Failure" by MC Logic

Remixes by The Fire Tonight
except "Old White Men in Business Suits" by Timothy Miller

The Fire Tonight is

Collin Derrick - vocals, bass
Jesse W D James - piano and keys
Stephen Russ - drums

Additional musicians:

Brian Hill AKA MC Logic - vocals on track 9
Daniel Machado - bgvs on tracks 2 and 7; effects on track 4
Steve Sancho - bgvs on track 7; percussion on track 4
Dave Cloud (RIP) - talking on track 7


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Track Name: Suckerpunch
There's a sheen of soiled green over all my dreams
God it always seems I'm crawling upward, falling behind
Climbing mountains made of landmines

My elders say work hard each day
Nothing feels so great as putting food on plates
But earning this living wage feels like living in a cage
Am I just young and naive or courageous enough to dream?

There are no guarantees
There is no golden key
This is not safe and easy

Troubadors who have gone before
Weave their melodies and with grace and ease
But what stories should I tell when they’ve said it all so well?
Is this the voice of fear or reason that’s in my ear?

There are no guarantees
There is no golden key
This is not safe and easy
But I won’t run and hide
I won’t flee from this fight
I may lose but at least I tried
Track Name: Le Cote Sombre
Waited patient at my side
Hopeful for more than my pride
Interest silently denied
Human

You miss me, say it’s been too long
But I’m working hard, there’s nothing wrong
Stop being selfish and be strong
Human

Don’t expect an explanation when I cut you out
Filled with pure determination, empty of all doubt

What I want is in my sights
Stand between expect a fight
Distract with left and stab with right
Human

Don’t expect an explanation when I cut you out
Filled with pure determination, empty of all doubt
Don’t expect reservation when I cut you down
Without any hesitation, leave you on the ground

"Take care of yourself" my grandfather would say
'Cause no one else will, don't let them stand in your way
I've invested too much, you're just an obstacle
To all of my dreams, to what is possible
Track Name: Strong Women
I wear my favorite shoes 'cause the little things matter
I pick my head up and choose to keep climbing up the ladder
But there's never a time when the day ends and everything's fine
So I give in to giving up as she steps in and says that's enough

She is the one who saves me when I need a savior
She is the one who saves me when I need a savior
She cleans up nice but she don't mess around
She'll put a fist in your face in an evening gown
She is the one who saves me when I need a savior

“Yes, sir, I’ll try to do more.” I crack a hopeful smile
But back at the drawing board I find hope was just denial
Everything hits all at once and I fall down under the brunt of it all
Now I can’t even stand as she reaches out and says “give me your hand”