Fire
Jimi Hendrix Lyrics


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Alright,
Now dig this, baby

You don't care for me
I don'-a care about that
Gotta new fool, ha!
I like it like that
I have only one burning desire
Let me stand next to your fire
Let me stand next to your fire (Repeat 4 times)

Listen here, baby
And stop acting so crazy
You say your mum ain't home,
It ain't my concern,
Just play with me and you won't get burned

I have only one itching desire
Let me stand next to your fire
Let me stand next to your fire (Repeat 4 times)

Oh! Move over, Rover
And let Jimi take over
Yeah, you know what I'm talking 'bout
Yeah, get on with it, baby
That's what I'm talking 'bout
Now dig this!
Ha!
Now listen, baby

You try to gimme your money
You better save it, babe
Save it for your rainy day
I have only one burning desire




Let me stand next to your fire
Let me stand next to your fire

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Jimi Hendrix's "Fire" are a playful and flirtatious expression of desire. The singer addresses their object of affection, telling them that they don't care if the other person doesn't feel the same way. The singer then asserts that they have found someone new, but that they still have a burning desire to stand next to the fire of the person they are addressing. In the second verse, the singer tells the other person to stop being so crazy and to play with them instead. The third verse is a playful demand for the other person to "move over, Rover, and let Jimi take over," emphasizing the singer's confidence and swagger. Finally, as the song ends, the singer tells the other person not to waste their money on them, but to save it for a rainy day, and reiterates their desire to stand next to their fire.


On a deeper level, the lyrics can be seen as a commentary on love and desire. The singer's confidence and insistence on standing next to the other person's fire can be interpreted as a metaphor for the intensity of romantic passion. The line "just play with me and you won't get burned" can be seen as a reference to the risks involved in relationships, and the idea that by playing with fire, one runs the risk of getting burned. The chorus, in which the singer repeats their desire to stand next to the other person's fire, can be seen as a representation of the intense, all-consuming nature of love.


Overall, "Fire" is a fun, upbeat song that captures the playful and passionate spirit of young love.


Line by Line Meaning

Alright,
Jimi's addressing his love interest, indicating that he's about to express his deep-seated passions.


Now dig this, baby
He's excited to tell her something, urging her to pay close attention.


You don't care for me
Jimi's acknowledging that his love interest doesn't reciprocate his feelings.


I don'-a care about that
Despite the lack of affection, Jimi doesn't care and still wants to pursue her.


Gotta new fool, ha!
Jimi's aware that she's found someone else, but he still desires her.


I like it like that
He's enjoying the challenge of trying to win her over.


I have only one burning desire
Jimi's emphasizing that his only goal or wish is to be close to his love interest.


Let me stand next to your fire
He's using the metaphor of fire to symbolize her intensity and passion, and he wants to be close to it.


Listen here, baby
Jimi's getting her attention again, urging her to listen closely to what he's about to say.


And stop acting so crazy
He's telling her to stop playing hard to get or acting disinterested.


You say your mum ain't home,
She's letting him know that she's alone.


It ain't my concern,
Jimi's not interested in her personal life, and is more focused on being with her.


Just play with me and you won't get burned
He's assuring her that if she goes along with his desires, she won't regret it.


I have only one itching desire
Jimi's reiterating that his sole desire is to be close to her.


Let me stand next to your fire
He's using the fire metaphor again to express his passion and desire for her.


Oh! Move over, Rover
Jimi's telling someone to move aside, as he's about to take over.


And let Jimi take over
He's telling his love interest to let him handle the situation from now on.


Yeah, you know what I'm talking 'bout
He's acknowledging that she understands what he's saying.


Yeah, get on with it, baby
He's urging her to give in to her desires and passions.


That's what I'm talking 'bout
He's excited that she's responding positively to his advances.


Now dig this!
Jimi's emphasizing the importance of what he's about to say next.


Ha!
He's enjoying himself and the situation.


Now listen, baby
He's getting her attention again, indicating that he has something important to say.


You try to gimme your money
Jimi's aware that she's trying to use money to buy his affections.


You better save it, babe
He's warning her that it won't work, and she should save her money for something else.


Save it for your rainy day
Jimi's advising her to save her money for when she really needs it, instead of wasting it on him.


I have only one burning desire
He's reiterating that his sole goal is to be close to her.


Let me stand next to your fire
He's using the fire metaphor one last time to express his desire for her.




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JIMI HENDRIX

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