Flame Without a Fire

by Red Falcon / White Lightning

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Robert brought a simple acoustic demo to me called "Divorce Party" and it totally sparked my imagination for where the song could go. Rob's story and the melody relayed such a sense of confused frustration, and I later came up with the title/chorus tagline based on the James Dean movie title "Rebel Without a Cause" which seemed to glue the theme together.

When I recorded the drums, Sean Blute was hanging out at the Swamp with engineer Ryan Tuer, and he graciously drove back into Stratford to grab his sax. He did a bunch of takes for, what ended up being the balls-out solo. Definitely, one of our favourite parts on the record.

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Flame Without a Fire - Red Falcon / White Lightning

If I was to spend the rest of my life comin' and goin' whenever I please/
Would you still wanna be with me?/
If I was to spend the rest of my days fallin' down drunk, never changing' my ways/
Would you still wanna be with me?/ Would you still wanna be with me?/

Come on pretty girl now dry you're eyes/
The days are getting shorter and I think it's a sign/
That the clock is always tickin' so enjoy your life/
I'm a flame without a fire, watch me burn through the night/

They say I'm nothing' but a pale imitation of my brother/
I'm never gonna amount to one thing or another/
Do you still wanna be with me?/
And all I ever hear is "Man what a catch, how's a guy like you get a girl like that?"/
Do you still wanna be with me?/ Do you still wanna be with me?/

Come on pretty girl now dry you're eyes/
Days are getting shorter and I think it's a sign/
That the clock is always tickin' so enjoy your life/
I'm a flame without a fire, watch me burn through the night/

She says tell me about yourself and your plans/
If you wanna hang around, gotta lend a hand/
If you still wanna be with me, she said/ If you still wanna be with me/
Still, I never seen the point of rushin' into things/
Sometimes the biggest problem's a god damn ring/
Do you still wanna be with me?/ Do you still wanna be with me?/

So I guess in the end my biggest plan is to play my guitar and live off the land/
And that's good enough for me/ Yeah, that's good enough for me/
Said that's good enough me/

So, come on pretty girl now dry you're eyes/
The days are getting shorter and I think it's a sign/
That the clock is always tickin' so enjoy your life/
I'm a flame without a fire, watch me burn through the night/
Watch me burn through the night/
Watch me burn through the night/
Watch me burn through the night/
Watch me burn through the night/
Watch me burn through the night/
Watch me burn through the night/
Watch me burn through the night/
Said, I'm a flame without a fire watch me burn through the night

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released November 2, 2012
Written by Robert Eckert & Jeff D. Elliott

Recorded By - Jeff D. Elliott @ The Kitty Palace, Ryan Tuer(Drums) @ Swamp Studios

Produced & Mixed By Jeff D. Elliott

Robert Eckert -Bass, Vocals
Jeff D. Elliott - Vocals, Drums, Guitars, Keys
Sean Blute- Saxophone

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Red Falcon / White Lightning Toronto, Ontario

RF/WL. Robert Eckert and Jeff D. Elliott released their debut double album ROOTSY! ROCKY!! POWER! POPPY!! in April 2013 and now have followed up with an EP that continues their ambitious songwriting trajectory while elevating it to new heights. With new contributing bandmates Nelson Sobral, Kevin Jagger, Hugh Wilson and guest keyboardist Peter Gorman, RF/WL is proud to present INSTANT CLASSICS. ... more

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