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Benatar - All Fired Up



This was written and originally recorded by the Australian band Rattling Sabres. Kerryn Tolhurst, who was the band's guitarist, told us how this song came together:


"I was in Melbourne, Australia in 1988 where I had a band called Rattling Sabres. I bought myself a new amp - a vintage Marshall combo - and when I got it home I plugged in my beloved Gretsch Nashville and out came this riff and chord progression. I had some lyrics kicking around with a working title "Working Against The Clock"... they fit perfectly. It stayed that way for a few weeks but I felt there was more to be done with the song. One day sitting in traffic it came to me and when I inserted 'All Fired Up' in the chorus it all came together. The band then recorded the song and it came out as a single on the Mighty Boy label. On a trip to LA someone from Mighty Boy was playing the song to an A&R person at Chrysalis Records when Pat Benatar's manager happened to pass by. She needed a single for her new album and after changing some lyrics to suit her female point of view it was recorded and released. I still like my original version better."



Lyrics


Livin' with my eyes closed, goin' day to day I never knew the difference, I never cared either way Lookin' for a reason, searchin' for a sign Reachin' out with both hands, I gotta feel the kick inside All fired up (Now I believe there comes a time) All fired up (When everything just falls in line) All fired up (We live an' learn from our mistakes) All fired up, fired up, fired up, hey Ain't nobody livin' in a perfect world And everybody's out there, cryin' to be heard And now I got a new fire, burnin' in my eyes Lightin' up the darkness, movin' like a meteorite All fired up (Now I believe there comes a time) All fired up (When everything just falls in line) All fired up (We live an' learn from our mistakes) All fired up, fired up, fired up (The deepest cuts are healed by faith) Now I believe there comes a time When everything just falls in line We live an' learn from our mistakes The deepest cuts are healed by faith Now I believe there comes a time When everything just falls in line We live an' learn from our mistakes The deepest cuts are healed by faith Now I believe there comes a time When everything just falls in line We live an' learn from our mistakes The deepest cuts are healed by faith Now I believe there comes a time When everything just falls in line We live an' learn from our mistakes The deepest cuts are healed by faith Now I believe All fired up (Now I believe there comes a time) All fired up (When everything just falls in line) All fired up (We live an' learn from our mistakes) All fired up, fired up, fired up, hey (The deepest cuts are healed by faith) Now I believe there comes a time When everything just falls in line We live an' learn from our mistakes The deepest cuts are healed by faith



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