Seger, Bob - The Fire Inside Lyrics




There's a hard moon risin' on the streets tonight
There's a reckless feeling in your heart as you head out tonight
Through the concrete canyons to the midtown light
Where the latest neon promises are burning bright

Past the open windows on the darker streets
Where unseen angry voices flash and children cry
Past the phony posers with their worn out lines
The tired new money dressed to the nines
The low life dealers with their bad designs
And the dilettantes with their open minds

You're out on the town, safe in the crowd
Ready to go for the ride
Searching the eyes, looking for clues
There's no way you can hide
The fire inside

Well you've been to the clubs and the discotheques
Where they deal one another from the bottom of a deck of promises
Where the cautious loners and emotional wrecks
Do an acting stretch as a way to hide the obvious
And the lights go down and they dance real close
And for one brief instant they pretend they're safe and warm

Then the beat gets louder and the mood is gone
The darkness scatters as the lights flash on
They hold one another just a little too long
And they move apart and then move on

On to the street, on to the next
Safe in the knowledge that they tried
Faking the smile, hiding the pain
Never satisfied
The fire inside
Fire inside

Now the hour is late and he thinks you're asleep
You listen to him dress and you listen to him leave
like you knew he would
You hear his car pull away in the street
Then you move to the door and you lock it when
he's gone for good

Then you walk to the window and stare at the moon
Riding high and lonesome through a starlit sky
And it comes to you how it all slips away
Youth and beauty are gone one day
No matter what you dream or feel or say
It ends in dust and disarray

Like wind on the plains, sand through the glass
Waves rolling in with the tide
Dreams die hard and we watch them erode
But we cannot be denied
The fire inside





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  1. John Lachmann

    All of the great songs Seger has done, this one somehow flies under the radar.

  2. Forbes Forbes Forbes

    someone forgot to "Sync Up" this 'clip' with the song. ..... 2:20 $,$

  3. Little guy 15

    I'm 15 years old and this has always been my favorite singer ever since I was born, this generations music just sucks.

  4. Melissa Mckinney

    Liked it as a teenager, love and understand it in my late 40s.....

  5. Out House

    2020 boogaloo music

  6. Scott Roth

    I rember when the Double live album came out Late 1970's . I was 13 years old. My older brother went out and bought it. We shared a bedroom together. He would leave to go out with his freinds. And tell me to leave his albums and stereo alone . As soon as he was gone I would play the album. I didnt know what a soul full singer was or what it meant at the time. All I knew was their was something differnt about Bob and the silve Bullett band. Night moves. Down on main street. And like a fine wine he just got better with every album after. Against the wind, Like a rock, Roll me away. Fire inside, fire lake, accompany me. Still the same, weve got tonight are my favorites

  7. Braden Anson

    Def gonna be playing this song during the boogaloo when the alphabet bois try to kick my door down but find that the claymore roomba is waiting for them in the living room

    Liam Unruly

    Quality comment, well done.

  8. Jimmy Shomaker

    Here comes 2020...and Bob Seger and his music still speak. Who's still listening to this song as the new year comes?

  9. Jeffrey Ross - CDHS

    Hey, but the kids today have RAP and Hip Hop!

  10. Frank Knupp

    Bob Sever is all time favorite of mine

  11. Martin Kelly

    "Dreams die hard,
    and we watch them erode ...................
    but we cannot be denied,
    the fire inside" .......
    He's speaking bout us all u no !!

  12. Anne Magerman

    Can anybody tell me what the names of the actors that play the couple in this clip are ?

  13. Robert Johnson

    I love this song
    Bob Seger is awesome. I wish I knew the piano players name. These guys knocked it out of box.☹

  14. I Cut Grass, LLC

    Wow who is that woman!!!???? GORGEOUS!!!

  15. Toymiko

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuuuwwwwwwwwwwwww ............. Toymiko

  16. Daniel MacGillivray

    My romantic life described to a T. Sing it Bob.

  17. Linzo24

    If ever there were a theme song to my life ... loved it when I first heard it at 11. Love it and relate to it even more at 39 <3 <3

  18. Scott Moore

    Sounds like old Seger the real thing!!!!

  19. TheSharkAnt Gaming & More

    I wish this song was still on Pandora, but hey, at least it's still on Spotify!

  20. Katherine Martindale

    her temperature detectors work....😉

    Anisa Ess

    Katherine Martindale ewww

    Katherine Martindale

    @Anisa Ess true story...lol

  21. Dan .Delugach

    I've been hooked on Bob Seger since I first heard "Live Bullet" in 1976 while living in Los Angeles...The Fire Inside is one of those perfect songs, like Night Moves and Against the Wind...

  22. Tomáš Chlustina

    love this song

  23. Fresh.Mootz

    I cant believe this twinkie is the new batman. WTF????

  24. Crazy4nitro

    What movie is there video clips from?

  25. Blackdiamond0125

    Go salem oregon.

  26. Daughter of the Horn

    Telepathy

  27. Ryan Smith

    The guy looks like Robert pattinson

  28. Aniecia Blue

    ❤️💛💚💙Bob Seger forever ! 💜🖤♥️💘💝💖💗💓❣️

  29. Kānela ʻawapuhi

    Thank you, The Power Loon 107.5, in Brainerd, MN, for introducing me to this song. Sure wish I could hear it on the radio in big cities like Phoenix and Dallas.

  30. landyachtfan79

    Only Bob Seger could write & perform a song as awesome as this!!! Pay particular attention to Craig Frost's AMAZING piano work here & you will see why this is one of the greatest driving songs ever recorded!!! Quite thought-provoking lyrics, as well!!!!!


    There's a hard moon risin' on the streets tonight
    There's a reckless feeling in your heart as you head out tonight
    Through the concrete canyons to the midtown light
    Where the latest neon promises are burning bright


    Past the open windows on the darker streets
    Where unseen angry voices flash and children cry
    Past the phony posers with their worn out lines
    The tired new money dressed to the nines
    The low life dealers with their bad designs
    And the dilettantes with their open minds


    You're out on the town, safe in the crowd
    Ready to go for the ride
    Searching the eyes, looking for clues
    There's no way you can hide
    The fire inside


    Well you've been to the clubs and the discotheques
    Where they deal one another from the bottom of a deck of promises
    Where the cautious loners and emotional wrecks
    Do an acting stretch as a way to hide the obvious
    And the lights go down and they dance real close
    And for one brief instant they pretend they're safe and warm


    Then the beat gets louder and the mood is gone
    The darkness scatters as the lights flash on
    They hold one another just a little too long
    And they move apart and then move on


    On to the street, on to the next
    Safe in the knowledge that they tried
    Faking the smile, hiding the pain
    Never satisfied
    The fire inside
    Fire inside


    Now the hour is late and he thinks you're asleep
    You listen to him dress and you listen to him leave
    Like you knew he would
    You hear his car pull away in the street
    Then you move to the door and you lock it when
    He's gone for good


    Then you walk to the window and stare at the moon
    Riding high and lonesome through a starlit sky
    And it comes to you how it all slips away
    Youth and beauty are gone one day
    No matter what you dream or feel or say
    It ends in dust and disarray


    Like wind on the plains, sand through the glass
    Waves rolling in with the tide
    Dreams die hard and we watch them erode
    But we cannot be denied
    The fire inside

  31. Ed Rhoads

    Excellent.

  32. Evan Connors

    Love Roy Bittan on the keys, very recognizable. E Street Band forever

  33. risforreal

    Boogaloo time

  34. Martin Kelly

    He never lost it .... did he.

  35. kevscranes

    Love the piano in this song

  36. Daniel Ginther

    This song keeping beat with my 117 ci S&S down I-5

  37. Ryan Smith

    Nice E30

  38. Country 360

    He knows how the heart , the feelings can ,and we feel better if we just drive away and we can keep driving to another life and we can possibly get back to another and how it actually will run our life’s ! What a Video. 👍👍👍👍🌟💥🔥💗🎹🎼🥁

  39. Max Shea

    Wonderful song. Bad perfume ad video.

  40. wm c barker

    I hate being mentally ill

  41. Alice Riggs

    Fire inside can get you killed

  42. Nuno Machado

    Cliché but I wish I could like this more. 👏👏👏👏👏

  43. Jon Gowan

    Seger is the afternoon run to singer to get the Fire Burning .👉👈👉👈👉👈👍👍

  44. Arthur Watts

    The clip that originally came out with this tune (Seger sitting at a piano, writing songs) featured a woman that was absolutely stunning. I realise models are known for their photogenic qualities (duh), but this lady had that something that just leapt out of what was otherwise an unremarkable clip.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5XsDMXFPAI

    I'm sure everything from her hair to the leather jacket+sunglasses looks very dated by modern 'fashion' standards, but thats the difference between fashion and style IMO. Barely a smile in the entire clip, but when she hints at one (2.25), its like the sun just came out after a week of gloom in Manhattan ;)

    haiti222

    The original video is one of the best videos by anyone. Blocked in the US. Was able to watch it last week when I was in another country...

    Arthur Watts

    @LC OK, but the original was released when Pattinson was still in short pants ;)

  45. Vidar Larsen

    This is a unbelievable powerful song. From the first to the last word.

  46. Garry Powers

    Seger one of a kind nobody ,I mean nobody like Bob seger

  47. Susan Moreland

    I live this song...in my mind....its good...

  48. Susan Moreland

    Youth and beauty are gone one day.......

  49. Fast Eddie

    Another Seger Classic

  50. Susan Moreland

    Luv this song

  51. Alice Riggs

    I listened to his car pull away in the street,I watched the moon.Why didn't I stop him?

    David Peterson

    We guys, I tell my daughters, if we pull away...we just cant see how good what is in front of us actually is.

    DAVID BRAMMER

    I would not kick her out of bed for farting... Sorry

  52. Scooter Pickle

    Who made this video and who is the girl in it?

    Bodega Coast

    Camille Rowe

  53. filmrat

    Gotta be Bruce Hornsby playing that piano

    Ryan Goldblatt

    Bittan from e street is the piano player on this track.

  54. Trac3y

    I LOVE BOB SEGER IN 2019 AND I WILL LOVE HIM UNTIL I DRAW MY LAST BREATH..... HIS MUSIC IS THE SOUNDTRACK TO MY 63YO LIFE...

    A Cow

    ok boomer

  55. pamaanschaa _

    such a good fucking song.

  56. Mark Roberts

    Who are the actors in this video? I just saw Bob last night and decided to research this song. He did it in concert, but I wasn't familiar with it. Great song and video!

    Trac3y

    the guy is Robert Pattinson [twilight series] with model Camille Rowe

  57. Moon Man

    Life is very short embrace it while you have it.

  58. Lucille Oldson

    I love bob segar

    Lucille Oldson

    ❤❤❤❤

  59. lori myers

    This song makes me want to drive far and fast.💜

  60. tasha poole

    For goodness sakes,everything he sings is awesome!!!! I don’t think he could sing a bad song,he’s such a wonderful story teller! Love me some Bob Seger!!!

  61. Douglas Hunter

    I believe every song wrote is a life experience. Fire Inside is one of my favorites.

    Susan Moreland

    Mine too...very personal...

  62. Gerard Camphens

    I LOVE BOB SEGER IN 2018 GREAT SONG

  63. Icehamjello

    Dreams die hard and we watch them erode but we can not be denied

  64. Susan Moreland

    I need a guy like him....

  65. Cudaman2 Formula

    TRUMP 2020

  66. Ken Ransom

    Love Bruce Hornsby's elegant piano playing on this song :-)

  67. K S

    Excellent video.

  68. George Perreten

    The other video was far superior.  Told the story clearer  And having Bob interspersed was classic

  69. Grand Orange Express

    yet another Bob Seger masterpiece !

  70. Appalachian Mountains

    I've listened to this song over the years and was a big Seger fan back in the day. For some reason this song has gotten my attention here lately.

  71. Fresh.Mootz

    By the way, shitty video. I have no idea what it was about. And I hate the guy from Twilight and the movies suck.

  72. Fresh.Mootz

    The older I get (I'm 51), the more meaning these songs have to me. Bob and Bruce collectively.

  73. Udo Schmitz

    G.E.I.L............

  74. Stephen Forrester

    Bob Bob Bob. Simply devine.

  75. Jeffrey G

    Notice how they do not have tattoos all over their bodies?????!!!!!!

  76. Joe Hart

    Took till my early 40s to understand this songs meaning in my soul.

  77. c Dittmer

    Seeing brother bob next month!!! Legend

  78. Jeffrey G

    Great vocals and great piano! Thank you for the music!

  79. DANPETRYSSHOWCASE

    One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite musicians...Very inspirational...

  80. Remote God

    Pat Pattison brought me here. I don't know Bob Seger very well, but he sounds like a better Bruce Springsteen to me, lol. Pardon my ignorance. This is really incredible songwriting, to point out the obvious. great video, too

  81. Rob Citizen

    I like sitting in the dark just staring out at the stars and listening to this track.....it’s the sound track of our lives.

  82. Bloke_19xx

    He does have the fire inside...as well as the Fire Down Below, and at Fire Lake.

  83. AdirondackNY

    The lyrics are magnificent

  84. Jackie Baker

    Beautiful

  85. Michael Scott

    I'm 46 years old and love Bob Seger's Music.. The song Lock and Load could be my life! Keep Rockin Mr Seger.. Is it me or does the guy in this video look like Robert Pattinson? I could be wrong..

  86. Marco H

    Pure energy! Great Bob!

  87. fayçal GOUSSI

    Professor Roy Bittan on piano. ESB’s not far...The best ever. Never satisfied. The fire inside.

  88. Linda Martin

    Thank Joe great song❤️❤️🍷👍😘

    joe blevins

    Linda, you are so welcome.

  89. Linda Martin

    Great song💃❤️Wild and crazy that’s 🍷🍷🍷my man🍷💃👍😘Singer🍷👍💃😘❤️

  90. Damian Lind

    Such an amazing song I cant stop playing it. I grew up listening to him. Csnt get enough of his music. Always makes me feel at home no matter where I am. A incredibly talented artist.

  91. Mitchael Hollingsworth

    now i wanna buy an e30 and drive on the beach

    Susan Moreland

    Take me with ya

  92. Man of Action

    Whenever I have a shitty day, I just need to see one of these videos and it helps...

  93. Tony Tags

    This song is in my all time top 5. So emotional.

  94. johnmcc51

    They don't get much better .

  95. danny mac

    Wow...Fire Inside...

  96. Julia Traino

    This song is on my old iPod, and I only discovered it two days ago. How I lived with out it, I have no idea, but my iPod froze because I listened to this song for to long. True story

  97. Jason North

    Thank you Jeremy Clarkson’s Motorworld

  98. Jason North

    Thank you Jeremy Clarkson’s Motorworld

  99. don barlow

    My American fave Artists1 Bob Seger, Lynnard skinnerd, Billy Joel"Boz Scaggs" Springsteen" and ill through in the Late great "Jim Croce"!