You Set My Soul On Fire
LaVern Baker Lyrics


I let it fall, my heart
And as it fell, you rose to claim it
It was dark and I was over
Until you kissed my lips and you saved me
My hands, they were strong, but my knees were far too weak
To stand in your arms without falling to your feet
But there′s a side to you that I never knew, never knew
All the things you'd say, they were never true, never true
And the games you′d play, you would always win, always win
But I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Well, it burned while I cried
'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name
When laying with you I could stay there
Close my eyes, feel you here forever
You and me together, nothing is better
'Cause there′s a side to you that I never knew, never knew
All the things you′d say, they were never true, never true
And the games you's play, you would always win, always win
But I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Well, it burned while I cried
′Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name
I set fire to the rain
And I threw us into the flames
When we fell, something died
'Cause I knew that that was the last time, the last time
Sometimes I wake up by the door
That heart you caught must be waiting for you
Even now when we′re already over
I can't help myself from looking for you
I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touch your face
Well, it burned while I cried
′Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name
I set fire to the rain
And I threw us into the flames
When we fell, something died
'Cause I knew that that was the last time, the last time, oh
Oh, no
Let it burn, oh
Let it burn
Let it burn

Writer(s): Gerald Wexler, Ahmet Ertegun, Lavern Baker

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Ayla MisguidedGhost

LYRICS:
Well I could play with Tom, Dick and Harry
But for me you're the only one
Who makes me me shiver, makes me tingle
And who brings my loving down

I played the love game before I met him
It's a game I've always won
But now you set my soul on fire
And I really had my fun

With other boyfriends, the good-time men friends
I still had to walk this road all by myself
I was their play girl, a careless gay girl
But I put them all on the shelf

I found my true love with you forever
And my life has just begun
'Cause now you set my soul on fire
And I really had my fun

Good bye to play boys, those hey hey boys
Good bye to everyone but you my love
Well no more heart aches, no more heart breaks
I swear by all the stars above

Well, well on my soul, my love, my heart
Miss you darling from now on
'Cause now you set my soul on fire
And I really had my fun



johnny zell

Well I could play with Tom, Dick and Harry
But for me you're the only one
Who makes me me shiver, makes me tingle
And who brings my loving down
I played the love game before I met him
It's a game I've always won
But now you set my soul on fire
And I really had my fun
With other boyfriends, the good-time men friends
I still had to walk this road all by myself
I was their play girl, a careless gay girl
But I put them all on the shelf
I found my true love with you forever
And my life has just begun
'Cause now you set my soul on fire
And I really had my fun
Good bye to play boys, those hey hey boys
Good bye to everyone but you my love
Well no more heart aches, no more heart breaks
I swear by all the stars above
Well, well on my soul, my love, my heart
Miss you darling from now on
'Cause now you set my soul on fire
And I really had my fun



All comments from YouTube:

Ayla MisguidedGhost

LYRICS:
Well I could play with Tom, Dick and Harry
But for me you're the only one
Who makes me me shiver, makes me tingle
And who brings my loving down

I played the love game before I met him
It's a game I've always won
But now you set my soul on fire
And I really had my fun

With other boyfriends, the good-time men friends
I still had to walk this road all by myself
I was their play girl, a careless gay girl
But I put them all on the shelf

I found my true love with you forever
And my life has just begun
'Cause now you set my soul on fire
And I really had my fun

Good bye to play boys, those hey hey boys
Good bye to everyone but you my love
Well no more heart aches, no more heart breaks
I swear by all the stars above

Well, well on my soul, my love, my heart
Miss you darling from now on
'Cause now you set my soul on fire
And I really had my fun

Ayla Edip

Hey bird. I love music that speaks from the heart. This woman spoke like she knew what she wanted but spent her life pining for it so that makes it so f**king special xxxxxx 🌹❤

Jerra Maurice

Thank you

Hallands

Oh how I love to listen to LaVern Baker. Perfect timing and a wealth of nuances. Nothing mecanical or rutine here. She must have been very special.

C C

I have loved LaVern Baker's music since 195? Back in the day, in any case. She was Superb!

LouisL1963

Heard this for the first time over 30 years ago, and it still sounds great. So much soul & passion in her voice equalled by very few since then.

monica bella

What a song, what a voice. Amazing!

Adam

I've been looking for this since seeing "Angel Heart" years ago. FINALLY found out what it was tonight. Thanks so much for putting this here. What a damn song.

Nick Drake

This song, probably the best number in the whole movie, was included in the former vinyl release of the soundtrack, but unfortunately removed in the later CD reissue (for copyright reasons AFAIK). A similar thing happened to the haunting "Girl of my dreams": the original version sung by Glen Gray, widely quoted in the movie, it was replaced by the sax excerpt by Courtney Pine. Some others, like Dr John's "Zu Zu Mamou", were never featured in any of those releases, but just in the movie itself.

A lesser Gracie

Adam this song was in Angel Heart? I love that film. I heard they actually had sex bc the two leads were lovers in real life. I listen to this song everyday. Fantastic! I really had my fun. Goodbye to Fun Time Men.

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