Bob Seger - "Fire Lake"



From the album "Against the Wind" - 1980



Clips from:


- Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) © Krisjair / Laredo / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

- Easy Rider (1969) © Columbia Pictures / Pando Company / Raybert Productions

- How the West was Won (1962) © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

- The Shining (1979) © Warner Bros. / Hawk Films / Peregrine / Producers Circle




"Fire Lake" is a song written and recorded by the American musical artist Bob Seger. He had planned to record "Fire Lake" for his 1975 album Beautiful Loser, but the track was not finished. The song had been partly written years before, in 1971, and was finally finished in 1979 and released in 1980 on Seger's album Against the Wind. The single reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. A live version of the song appeared on the album Nine Tonight, released in 1981.





Three of the Eagles provided the backing vocals for this track: Glenn Frey, Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit. Seger's recording engineer David Cole makes reference to the song on his website when he talks of his history with Seger: "I was there when the Eagles sang 'Who wants to go to Fire Lake?' and many other great moments during the Stranger in Town album".




"Fire Lake"


Who's gonna ride that chrome three wheeler Who's gonna make that first mistake Who wants to wear those gypsy leathers All the way to Fire Lake Who wants to break the news about Uncle Joe You remember Uncle Joe He was the one afraid to cut the cake Who wants to tell poor Aunt Sarah Joe's run off to Fire Lake Joe's run off to Fire Lake Who wants to brave those bronze beauties Lying in the sun With their long soft hair falling Flying as they run Oh they smile so shy And they flirt so well And they lay you down so fast Till you look straight up and say Oh lord Am I really here at last Who wants to play those eights and aces Who wants a raise Who needs a stake Who wants to take that long shot gamble And head out to Fire Lake Head out Who wants to go to Fire Lake And head out Who wants to go to Fire Lake Head out Out to Fire Lake Who's gonna do it