The Fire Down Below

by Jesse Brewster

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This is my interpretation of Bob Seger's song, originally released on his 1976 album, Night Moves. More of a swampy, New Orleans feel than the original straight ahead blues version.


Here comes old Rosie she's lookin' mighty fine
Here comes hot Nancy she's steppin' right on time
There go the street lights bringin on the night
Here come the men faces hidden from the light

All through the shadows they come and they go
With only one thing in common, they got the fire down below

Here comes the rich man in his big long limousine
Here comes the poor man all you got to have is green
Here comes the banker and the lawyer and the cop
One thing for certain it ain't never gonna stop

When it all gets too heavy, that's when they come and go
With only one thing in common, they got the fire down below

It happens out in Vegas happens in Moline
On the blue blood streets of Boston, up in Berkeley and out in Queens
And it went on yesterday and it's going on tonight
Somewhere there's somebody ain't treatin' somebody right

And he's looking out for Rosie and she's looking mighty fine
And he's walking the streets for Nancy, and he'll find her every time
When the street light flicker bringing on the night
Well they'll be slipping into darkness slipping out of sight

All through the midnight, watch 'em come and watch 'em go
With only one thing in common, they got the fire down below


released July 2, 2013
Jesse Brewster - rhythm and lead electric guitar, lead and add'l backing vocals
J. Paul Macklin - drums and percussion
James DePrato - slide guitar
Peter Canton - bass
Joe Bagale - keys and backing vocals
David Cope - add'l rhythm guitar

Recorded at Bird and Egg studio, Richmond, CA
Produced, engineered and mixed by Joe Bagale
Mastered by Blackler Mastering, Brooklyn, NY
Artwork by Justine Young



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Jesse Brewster San Francisco

Coming off the critical success of his last album,Wrecking Ball at the Concert Hall, San Francisco singer-songwriter/ guitarist Jesse Brewster is taking a different approach this time: one single per month for 12 months, leading to the release of his new album.
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