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I'm driving in my car, I turn on the radio
I'm pulling you close, you just say no
You say you don't like it, but girl I know you're a liar
'Cause when we kiss, Fire

Late at night I'm takin' you home
I say I wanna stay, you say you wanna be alone
You say you don't love me, girl you can't hide your desire
'Cause when we kiss, Fire

You had a hold on me, right from the start
A grip so tight I couldn't tear it apart
My nerves all jumpin' actin' like a fool
Well your kisses they burn but your heart stays cool

Romeo and Juliet, Samson and Delilah
Baby you can bet their love they didn't deny
Your words say split but your words they lie
'Cause when we kiss, Fire

Written byBruce Springsteen
Performed byElvis Costello & The Roots

First known performance:
April 24, 1987, Oswego, NY - snippet in medley with Heathen Town
Last known performance:
March 1, 2012, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon - only full performance
     (1 known performances, 5 as a snippet)

Alternate versions

Performed byRita Wilson & Elvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, Rita Wilson - vocal
ReleasedSeptember 27, 2022
AlbumsRita Wilson: Now & Forever, 2022
Rita Wilson: Now And ForeverRita Wilson Now And Forever album cover.jpg

Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
 Robert Gordon with Link Wray  1978 Fresh Fish Special AllMusicAmazon
 The Pointer Sisters  1978 Energy AllMusicWikipediaAmazon
 Shakin' Stevens  1979  flip side of "Endless Sleep"
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band  1986 Live/1975-85 (recorded 1978) AllMusicWikipediaAmazon
Bruce Springsteen  2010 The Promise (recorded 1977-1978) AllMusicWikipediaAmazon

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