The Library Fire

The Library Fire

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Lyric-driven hard rock with strongs hooks, catchy melodies and a hot new sound.

Biography

The Library Fire began in 2004 as a recording project to flesh out songs from songwriter Aaron Levy's catalog. After laying down their parts, bassist Jamez Inman and drummer Eric Rickert were thrilled to be asked to join with Levy to form a working band. Guitarist Jesse Judy was added to the lineup after the recording was finished. With influences ranging from Guns N' Roses (Inman, Rickert and Levy also play together in a GNR tribute band) to Joni Mitchell to Russian composers like Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov (The Library Fire's standout track "Nika" is dedicated to him), the Library Fire's sound is diverse, yet focused. Their focus is on creating memorable songs with strong hooks and strong lyrics. By pulling from the best of every era, the Library Fire's sound is unique, yet familiar. With songs as hook oriented as "Drive" and "More Than I Meant To", you're sure to be hearing The Library Fire burning up the radio soon.

Lyrics

Drive

Written By: Levy

Wasted on a Wednesday
But that's okay 'cause it's the weekend
Well, every day's a weekend, babe
Am I making sense?

I drink too much
'Cause it's all too much
But that's okay 'cause I'm young and I'll always be young, babe
Am I making sense?

Do you wanna get out of here?
I've got a car outside and we can drive it anywhere

Lit up on a Sunday
But that's okay 'cause I don't work
Well, the work that I do is called "playing"
Am I making sense?

I drive too fast
Smoke too much grass
Nevermind that's a lie, I never get high at all
I just drink all night

Do you wanna get out of here?
I've got a car outside and we can drive it

And I can barely walk (it's a good thing I drove)
I can hardly talk but I'll sing you a song that I love:
"the blonde in the bleachers, she flips her hair, she says you can't hold the hand of a rock n' roll man"
Do you wanna hold the hand of a rock n' roll man?

Do you wanna get out of here?
I've got a car outside and we can drive it anywhere

More Than I Meant To

Written By: Levy/Loyd

There was a little dive on King St.
There was a table by the wall
I got my drink and tried to think
Of something that meant anything at all

I thought about how you decided
We'd never promise any more than right now
And I agreed, 'cause I believed
Nothing in this world could ever tie me down

More than I meant to
I gave myself away
I told myself I had nothing to give
But I did, more than I meant to

I left a message from the pay phone
I said I'd be easy to find
I got two pints but by the end of the night
It looked like I'd lost another round

Closed my eyes and promised the ceiling I'd never let that happen again
Closing time and hating this feeling
The first time I realized I was needing you

More than I meant to
I gave myself away
I told myself I had nothing to give
But I did, more than I meant to

There was a little dive on King St.
There was a table by the wall

Papa George

Written By: Levy

Ooh wah ooh, there was a line and someone crossed it
Ooh wah ooh wah ooh

In the spring George's backyard is blooming
Forget-me-nots and paperwhites
Papa George we all wanna know how does your garden grown
When you're always digging up the beds at night

Papa George, yeah, he knows voodoo
And how to keep away the haunts
And if you've got trouble with some lover or another
Say the word and your troubles are gone

Papa George lays out all the cards before you
He leans close to you and asks your darkest thought
But be careful what you wish 'cause once you say it it'll stick
And you'll be stuck with whatever wish you bought (and that's final)

There's a girl who don't feel clean even in the shower
There's a bed that she won't sleep in anymore
There's a body in the shadows in a dimly lit back room
And an old gray man with a shovel heading out to the back yard

Ooh wah ooh, there was a line and someone crossed it
Ooh wah ooh, and that someone had to pay
Ooh wah ooh, there was a life and someone lost it
Ooh wah ooh, you best be on along your way

Discography

To a High Lonely Place (LP)

Streaming tracks available at www.myspace.com/thelibraryfire

"Drive" currently playing on 96Wave FM (WAVF) and 98x (WYBB)

Set List

Drive
Papa George
More Than I Meant To
Down in the Valley
Wait
November Girl
The Chapel Fire
Alone
The Only One
Grounded
The Butcher's Daughter
Low Blue Flame
Nika

Set Length is typically 45 minutes to an hour. We certainly can do more if desired, but we find this set to be our strongest.

We rarely do covers. Occasionally Aaron will do Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" by himself to open the set.