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I reviewed 45 covers of “I’m on Fire” the original song produced by Bruce Springsteen (1985). All kinds of genres. Good and bad. But some were bad enough to not even make the 45-keeper pile. I chose one male acoustic guitar cover with strings, one female piano cover, and a piano instrumental outro. I avoided the more famous artist’s covers. Looking for unique sounds.

The song is supposed to be about sexual desire. But in this case it is about an emotional pain or angst inside that torments and can’t be extinguished.

In my opinion, crap is still locked inside my head. I can’t get it out because it’s locked in. I don’t know what it is.

But I felt abandoned all alone. What did he do to me? He may have done nothing but cook meat pies. But for the first time in my life, my mother was gone from my life for a month — and I was left alone with a sadistic monster.



Fire in this poem symbolizes my internal fire and inner transformation. Something old is passing and something new is entering into my life. My thoughts and views are changing. It’s time to make a new start.

Gas MAsk

A gas mask suggests that the information I received from others is being filtered. I’m not getting the full information.


A skull symbolizes secrets in my mind.


A vault symbolizes my subconscious, my personal resources, and hidden potential. I keep my inner reserves, skills and energies, locked and stored away. A mental block.

LYRICS I’m On Fire

Hey little girl, is your daddy home?
Did he go away and leave you all alone? Mhmm
I got a bad desire
Oh, I’m on fire

Tell me now baby is he good to you
And can he do to you the things that I do? Oh no
I can take you higher
Oh, I’m on fire

Sometimes it’s like someone took a knife baby
Edgy and dull and cut a six inch valley
Through the middle of my skull

At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet
And a freight train running through the middle of my head
Only you, can cool my desire

Oh, I’m on fire
Oh, I’m on fire
Oh, I’m on fire