LIGHT THE FLAME
(Words and music B. Ralston)
Got no time for the flip-flop society
Pretty girls, with nothing to say
Convent ladies just don’t excite me
I want to jump, they just want to pray
Dig in tight, don’t slip past like greased lightning
If you want, we can take all day
I don’t bite, there’s nothing here too frightening
Strike up a match, well that’s okay
Light the flame, the flame that burns inside us
On a quick audit of the songs I had posted here it dawned on me that I actually had very few tracks from my debut CD "N.I.C" posted here. Mike K kindly played this track on his SNR radio show yesterday, so I thought I'd better legitimise the play by posting the track here.
I wrote the lyrics for this in the early 90s. I took a rhythm and just adlibbed over it. Although I had the basic melody in my head I couldn't figure out what to put beneath it. Necessity is the mother of invention they say, and needing another song for the CD and having this one part completed I decided it would be quicker to finish this off than start another from scratch. I doodled around and finally came up with this.
I tried to give it a semi-sleazy funk feel to go with the lyrics which are pretty much based on "bad lines men use in bars to pick up women".
The "N.I.C" CD is available at www.cdbaby.com/selftort. I'll be posting further tracks from the CD in coming weeks. I'll leave the tracks for free download until the whole package is up.