Sexually Attracted to Fire

Sexually Attracted to Fire

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From the stage, Sexually Attracted to Fire creates an ongoing good-natured conversation through song, commentary, and salty dialogue. Think of it as coffee row for the midnight crowd. It’s infectious for the audience and it’s infectious for the band.

Biography

Sexually Attracted to Fire create and deliver new music based on traditional values. The underlying impulse behind all facets of the band’s style and execution is honesty, a standpoint that comes through in their approach to music, their creative process, and their live shows.

It is difficult not to be honest when you are from rural Saskatchewan, where community comes first and your neighbours are well aware of most of your personal goings-on. A place where the music of country radio, cabarets, and campfires can benignly infiltrate one’s prairie instincts and plant seeds that, like everything else in this province, bloom in their own sweet time.

This prairie tradition finds its way into Sexually Attracted to Fire’s songwriting, if not always in the genre being performed, then through the songs’ construction and essential themes. The melodies are approachable, purposeful and deceptively simple. They form a landscape for the songwriters to populate with true voices and honest emotions. Any prairie town contains more blissful and unseemly behaviour than an outsider’s eye can gather at first glance. Sexually Attracted to Fire shake up the horizon and lay bare the real life, love, distance, disillusion, hilarity, and complexity that dwells beneath. The songwriters use their own experience, emotion, and response to bring the arrangements and lyrics together. The songs’ voices come from a place where one can wearily dismiss a woman’s advance by singing, “If you don’t mind, I’d rather be alone”. A place where a young man realizes, “I’m more like my father with each crashing wave” or where two distant lovers dream of a home where, “We’ll take care of security by hiding the only key.” Like the instruments they play, Sexually Attracted to Fire writes music that is difficult to hide behind, music that gives their audience a place to go that seems simultaneously fresh and familiar.

The pieces of Sexually Attracted to Fire are basic- two guitars, an upright bass, a set of drums, some harmonies and a truck box full of songs that ring true and new at the same time. Add musicians that want to play together, and want to communicate with an audience honestly throughout the creative process. It all seems simple. But, like the places the members come from, there is more going on beneath Sexually Attracted to Fire’s surface. Homegrown honesty can be a foreign concept these days until a band like this actually delivers it in their work ethic, their behaviour, and their songs.

Sexually Attracted to Fire’s growing audience has come to expect honesty and responsiveness from the band’s live performances. From day one they were unafraid to communicate with the audience as a community of individuals. Sexually Attracted to Fire continue to recognize that they are not playing to an audience; they are playing for their audience, and quite often they are playing with their audience. From the stage, they create an ongoing good-natured conversation through song, commentary, and salty dialogue. Think of it as coffee row for the midnight crowd. It’s infectious for the audience and it’s infectious for the band. And while it is entertaining, it is not an act. The stage show is simply a natural extension of the artists on stage and the songs they continue to create. It’s the public component of a constant, honest process.

Lyrics

Just Like You

Written By: SATF

Verse

She was a sexy girl
Age about 23
Staring at me
From across the room

She walked up to me
With a drink in hand
Said ‘scuse me sir
Would you like to dance?

Chorus

I said…
If you know what I’ve been through
Then you wouldn’t ask me to
Broken hearted feeling blue because…
I once loved a girl just like you

Verse

Miss if you don’t mind
I’d rather be alone cause
I’m feeling kinda low

Now I’ve told you once
Do I need to tell you twice?
I’m just in here to unwind

Chorus

Bridge

I don’t need your company
And I don’t want to dance
I’m not looking for any romance
What part of no don’t you understand?

Chorus

Still the Only One

Written By: Sexually Attracted to Fire

VERSE

There is something I can go without
People testing my trust in you, trying to run me through.
But I never really have to doubt
Spend my time until you get home, confessing love to a telephone.

CHORUS

It’s enough to break your heart
to be in love and be this far apart.
They said it could not be done
but I’m still right here and you’re still the only one.

VERSE

Wouldn’t it be nice to own a house?
A piece of land for an endless yard, home for a Saint Bernard.
Nobody could lock us out,
We take care of security by hiding the only key.

Venezuelan

Written By: Sexually Attracted to Fire

Verse

I once believed in faith
And learned you have to bite
Before you can taste

And so, went bad what I saw
Unable to release
This lock on my jaw

I know there’s no escape
No angel voices lead
No invisible cape

I’ll be haunted by you
As long as
The sun keeps chasing the moon

Chorus

I’ve got two feet already out the door
Running
Now I’m free, as free as I can be
Running

Roll Away

Written By: Sexually Attracted to Fire

VERSE

I get carried away
With every step that I take
And the road that I walk is what makes me

And I know there’s no escape
From my unwritten fate
So I let the tide come and take me

CHORUS

And I keep on sinking
Deeper in the water
I’m more like my father
With each crashing wave
Is this the ending?
Or a new beginning?
I keep on spinning
And I roll away

VERSE

And I get closer each day
But there’s a price I must pay
I get further off from where I had started

So I think I might stay
In this bed where I lay
‘Cause it’s easier than being broken-hearted

Cigarettes and Beer

Written By: Sexually Attracted to Fire

Cigarettes and Beer

Verse

When I was growing up
My daddy told me
Son go get an education
But I just want some money
For cigarettes and beer
And I don’t even have none

So I try to get a job
But man times are tough
I don’t get no recognition
Too much cigarettes and beer
My problem lying here
So I should stop my bitching

So I’m lying in my bed
Just waiting for a sign
Or some sort of distraction
But my phone it never rings
This case is never full
I can’t get no satisfaction

If only I could move
Get off my lazy ass
Especially the latter
I’m sure I’d find a way
Get some cigarettes and beer
Then none of this would matter

Chorus

Suddenly I see myself, miles away
And I’m not just a one way train no more
And though I’m very wise to the world, it seems to me
I still want the same old things
I’m sure…

Sleeping In My Living Room

Written By: Sexually Attracted to Fire

Sleeping In My Living Room

VERSE

I put a record on
Just to pass the time
Look under the chair
Just to see what I can find
When night time comes
You know that I’m…

CHORUS

Sleeping in my living room
I can’t keep my bed warm with out you
I’m on my own
Four more days of cold and gloom
And then all my wishes will come true
You’re comin’ home

VERSE

To keep me company
I hung your picture on the wall
You look back at me
But don’t talk to me at all
I sing songs to you
This is one I call…

You & Me

Written By: Sexually Attracted to Fire

You & Me

Verse

You and Me
We come from different worlds yet we agree
In honesty
Faithfulness, hard work and destiny

Fire side
Arms wrapped around you held you close and tight
Kissed your lips
Teased and tickled your body with my fingertips
You and Me

You and Me
We talk about having threesomes jokingly
In the sunshine
Layin’ on a towel tanning wasting time

You whisper in my ear
Please go down on me like a submarine
Beneath the water
Don’t come up for air
Don’t even bother to

Chorus

You and Me
We tend to compromise
I listen to your stories while you
Smile at me and gaze with big brown eyes

Verse

You and me
We eat watermelon and spit out all the seeds
On the sidewalk
As we stroll along all we do is talk

About board games
You like playing cards and monopoly
Cheatin’ at every chance
Stealing money practicing slight of hand

Redheads

Written By: Sexually Attracted to Fire

Redheads

Verse

Fridays
Are better than Sundays
Which a better than Mondays
Those mundane Mondays

And peaches
Are sweeter than oranges
Which are sweeter than mangos
Nobody likes mangos

Chorus

If you hadn’t walked by
I wouldn’t have stumbled
All my walls in life
Wouldn’t have crumbled baby
Everything is getting louder
Everything is clearer to me

Verse

Pot roast
Is better than burnt toast
Which is better than compost
That goddamn compost

And redheads
Are faster than mopeds
Going straight to my bed
Those dirty fucking redheads

Verse

Fridays
Are better than Sundays
Which are better than Mondays
‘Cause everybody loves Fridays

Outro

I just wanted your affection
I guess this day’s not for me
My life…

Let It Go

Written By: Sexually Attracted to Fire

Let It Go

Verse

I was looking at a photograph
Of you and me
I was looking nervously
At you smiling happily

I don’t see a thousand words
But I see better yet
This picture’s worth a memory
I won’t soon forget

Chorus

I don’t want to know
Whose bed you’re sleeping in
I already know
That it isn’t mine
So I just let it go
’Cause I know what might have been
I just let it go, I just let it go

Verse

I was thinking of whatever when I could
Just to pass the time
And anyone I met who made a smile
Was a friend of mine

Completely prepared to waste away
You were ready set
But the thing about a memory
Is you can’t forget

Me Ray Dough

Written By: Sexually Attracted to Fire

Me Ray Dough (3:38) by Sexually Attracted to Fire

VERSE
Me, a name I call myself
I sing this song to you
Slightly out of tune
Ray, a shot of golden sun
Mixed with 151
Makes my feelings numb
Dough, I work hard all day
Watch the clock tick away
I have got to get paid

CHORUS

You’ve been thinking and I’ve been drinking
You’ve been wondering why I’ve been so blue
Still believing that there’s a reason
But haven’t found what I’ve been looking for
I’m reminded that when I find it
I’ll be happy and feel it’s been worth waiting for
VERSE
Fa, fuck my lousy job
And the bills I must pay
Repeating same mistakes
Tea, I drink with only bread
Dropped the jam on the floor
I can’t afford anymore
La, a French word for the
The love I feel for you
L’amour pour vous
So, I sing this song to you
Slightly out of tune
But I wrote it for you

Discography

July 2008 - Sexually Attracted to Fire
June 2006 - Live @ Lydia's
August 2005 - Live @ Lydia's
May 2005 - Demo CD

Set List

Full-Band (four piece)

Capable of performing two 60 minute of originals OR three 60 minute sets combining originals and covers.

Acoustic Duo

The acoustic duo (two vocals and two guitars) is great for opening acts or "betweener" sets at festivals OR as a headliner act at smaller/quieter venues such as coffee shops and pubs. The duo is capable of performing two 60 minute sets of originals OR three 60 minute sets combining originals and covers.

Originals:

1. Still the Only One
2. Just Like You
3. Let It Go
4. Cigarettes & Beer
5. Long Way To Go
6. Me Ray Dough
7. Redheads
8. Roll Away
9. Sleeping In My Living Room
10. Venezuelan
11. You & Me
12. Willow Tree
13. Fall Apart
14. Nothing To Complain About
15. HWY #16

Covers:

1. Audio Slave - Be Yourself
2. Blind Melon - No Rain
3. Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
4. Coldplay - Yellow
5. David Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World
6. The Faces - Ohh La La
7. Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta
8. Johnny