Fire Inside - Bob Seger

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Words and music by bob seger

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There's a hard moon risin' on the streets tonight

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There's a reckless feeling in your heart as you head out tonight

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Through the concrete canyons to the midtown light

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Where the latest neon promises are burning bright

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Past the open windows on the darker streets

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Where unseen angry voices flash and children cry

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Past the phony posers with their worn out lines

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The tired new money dressed to the nines

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The low life dealers with their bad designs

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And the dilettantes with their open minds

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You're out on the town, safe in the crowd

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Ready to go for the ride

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Searching the eyes, looking for clues

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There's no way you can hide

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The fire inside

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Well you've been to the clubs and the discotheques

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Where they deal one another from the bottom of a deck of promises

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Where the cautious loners and emotional wrecks

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Do an acting stretch as a way to hide the obvious

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And the lights go down and they dance real close

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And for one brief instant they pretend they're safe and warm

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Then the beat gets louder and the mood is gone

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The darkness scatters as the lights flash on

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They hold one another just a little too long

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And they move apart and then move on

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On to the street, on to the next

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Safe in the knowledge that they tried

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Faking the smile, hiding the pain

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Never satisfied

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The fire inside

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Fire inside

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Now the hour is late and he thinks you're asleep

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You listen to him dress and you listen to him leave

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Like you knew he would

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You hear his car pull away in the street

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Then you move to the door and you lock it when

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He's gone for good

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Then you walk to the window and stare at the moon

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Riding high and lonesome through a starlit sky

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And it comes to you how it all slips away

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Youth and beauty are gone one day

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No matter what you dream or feel or say

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It ends in dust and disarray

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Like wind on the plains, sand through the glass

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Waves rolling in with the tide

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Dreams die hard and we watch them erode

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But we cannot be denied

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The fire inside

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