Perfect Fire

Perfect Fire

BandRockClassic Rock

Perfect Fire have forged their own unique and emotionally charged sound on their debut album Something and Nothing.

It’s rock, sometimes understated, sometimes full-on. But always intense, with Michelle’s outstanding vocal leading all the way.

Biography

Formed in January 2012, Perfect Fire is a “virtual band” spanning Germany, the UK and the US, using on-line file-sharing to exchange ideas, to finalise parts, and to assemble into these full productions of each of these songs by Andrew Smart.

Michelle's mesmerising portrayals of detachment, danger, love, loss, and the purest joy are characterised by the opening words of the title track : “The words that made your whole face change”.

The album was co-produced by Mick Pass and Andrew Smart, who have weaved a thread throughout, giving a strong continuity of feel to this album.

Perfect Fire are :
Michelle Vocals
Jordan Humber Guitars and Bass
Mick Pass Drums
Andrew Smart Keyboards and Bass.

“In time stolen from my job, my wife and kids, I wrote songs. Leaving my job in January 2012 gave me the chance to write more, and to work with Michelle, Jordan and Mick to produce this album”.

Enquiries to : andrewsmart@PerfectFire.net
Andrew Smart 00 49 1626 472749
From the US : 011 49 1626 472749


Lyrics

PERFECT FIRE Any Fool

Written By: Andrew Smart

Build it up
Climb the walls
Find the words to scale it all
But any child knows that towers were built to fall

Wait for the day
Hip hip hooray
I'm hanging on every word you say
But any fool knows the angels don't fly this way

So you and me
Can we change ?

Through your eyes
Your disguise
But who am I to criticise ?
When you tell me everything
Or layers of lies
Now you're here
There is no fear
Just a glimpse of wasted years
Now any fool knows the truth has disappeared

So you and me
Can we change ?

Can you change me ?
Can you change me ?
Oooh, any fool
When any fool
Is nothing more
Nothing less
Than me and you

PERFECT FIRE Something And Nothing

Written By: Andrew Smart

The words that made your whole face change

It's not a wall
If it’s really there at all
But you will find me
Slowed to a crawl

Now everything's still here
And all the colours reappear
They can blind me

It's something and it's nothing
That made me come here today
Will drive me to distraction
To make it go away

One more encore
Now I’ve really seen it all
Will your lights blind me ?

It's something and it's nothing
That I believe would today
Test me to destruction
Please make it go away

The words that made your whole face change

Now time to breathe
And ask myself what I believe
And if I ever
Had the chance to grieve

PERFECT FIRE Kind Of Silence

Written By: Andrew Smart

A kind of silence
I don’t need anything at all
A silence there to see
But who will wake me when I call ?
Then who needs who ?

What kind of silence can you see ?
What does it say about me ?

Who talked to you
When the silence talked to me ?
A silence to see through
The half that you can’t see

A silent kind can never find
Can never find out
Never find out
Find out who I am
Who I am

A beautiful silence of waiting
Just you and me
This kind of silence
Is all that it can be

Who talked to you
When the silence talked to me ?
A silence to see through
The half that you can’t see

A silent kind can never find
Can never find out
Never find out
Find out who I am
Who I am

This beautiful silence calls me

PERFECT FIRE The Lie

Written By: Andrew Smart

To preserve their own future
They carry on with the lie
That the law is the law
And we’ll all be judged when we die

But the law
Is just what they choose it to be
And their half-hearted prayers
Mean nothing to me

The lie’s all around us
In all that we see and hear
And religion surrounds it
So the truth cannot come near

And when they feel insecure
They send us to war
And so many like me
Won’t come home any more

Oh the lie, ooh the lie, I can’t take it anymore
Ah the lie, oh why do they have to die ?

And when they feel insecure
They send us to war
And so many like me
Won’t come home any more

No more war

PERFECT FIRE Blame

Written By: Andrew Smart

Who will lay the blame for what has gone before ?
Who will hold me back from what I’m waiting for ?
I want something better than what I may deserve
And one thing that you taught me is how to hold my nerve
Hold my nerve

Who can hold me back because of what I did before ?
When will I know when I can’t take it anymore ?
I see it in your face, the fear there’s nothing left to gain
When someone takes my place there’ll still be someone else to blame
But not me

I tried to put it all behind
But I still feel the same
I just know I’ve had enough
But it’s coming round again
But I won’t find the future in the past
Just the blame

Now I know why I am walking through your door
You can’t hold me back because of what I did before
I see it in your face, you’re seeing something I won’t see
When someone takes my place there’ll still be something here to see
But not me

I tried to put it all behind
But I still feel the same
I just know I’ve had enough
As I spiral round the drain
But I won’t find the future in the past
Just the blame

PERFECT FIRE To Say No

Written By: Andrew Smart

I saw you in my dreams
In the mirror
I heard you call my name
Have you seen her ?
And every future here today
Was in the mirror yesterday

I walk towards the fire
So you can see me
The words that melted here
Cannot free me
From all the mistakes I have made
They won’t leave me now
But they can fade

But you know that I love you
More than words can say
And every day that I’m with you
Is my perfect day

In the end I know
I can’t be you
But when you move
They can see you
And the one thing in me that you have changed
Everything else is to blame

Now you know that I love you
More than words can say
And every day that I’m with you
Is my perfect day

I’m seeing better
With my eyes closed
Here in the middle
Of this open road
And who am I to say no
Where you lead I will follow

PERFECT FIRE As You Were

Written By: Andrew Smart

Oh Daddy oh Daddy please come home
The war is over but I can’t make peace on my own
With the feelings that burned my eyes when I was alone

Do you know what happened in my dreams ?
Do you know what happened in my dreams ?

Oh Daddy oh Daddy please come home
The war is over but I can’t make peace on my own
With her fear of all the years of being alone

And if she cried her own strength away
If she cried her own strength away

I almost see you now, standing there alone
Please come home
I see you now

PERFECT FIRE Miracle

Written By: Andrew Smart

Kneel in the pews and pray
Or pretend to anyway
And wonder if there’s a miracle
Happening today

It’s something to deny
In a world of compromise
That I was searching for a miracle
And then I realised

See a miracle

There is no other side
And God is the love inside us
And if you’re searching for a miracle
Just look in your baby’s eyes
In her eyes

See a miracle

Searching for a miracle
Nothing is invisible
Now it’s all believable
You are the miracle

You are the miracle

Now gather all you angels to see a miracle
Now gather all you angels to see a miracle
Gather all you angels to see a miracle

To see a miracle

PERFECT FIRE Where Stories Meet

Written By: Andrew Smart

Beyond the truth
That shimmers before you
A perfect fire
Ooh to warm you
Or to warn

And then an invitation
To walk around the lake of fire

A form of words to still believe
That never lie but still deceive
“Do what you want, not just because you can
Walk with me and shape my latest plan”

You know
What you perceive
And understand
Or misconceive

And now the invitation
To dine on high at the lake of fire

In words that seem to say it all
With meanings that you can’t recall
“Do what you must, not just what you desire
Dine with me, be nourished by the fire”
“Your truth still shimmers through the smoke
And everything you say you can revoke”
“This is where your stories all can meet
To make this day, this fire, this love complete”

Who knows everything and nothing
“Beyond the fire it’s all complete”

Like something’s burning

PERFECT FIRE Roll

Written By: Andrew Smart

Some things are going to change again today
Believe in what the dice are going to say
Beliefs I hold
I bought and sold
I'm in control
I'm gonna roll the dice one more time
Roll
Roll roll roll one more time

An even chance to beat these loaded odds
Finding out the will of all those Gods
Restore my soul
It's more than gold
I'm in control
I'm on a roll
Roll
Roll the dice one more time
Roll

Discography

Debut album Something and Nothing produced June 2012.