Mando Diao - Give Me Fire
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Release date: 13 February 2009
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- Blue Lining, White Trenchcoat
- Dance With Somebody
- High Heels
- Mean Street
- Maybe Just Sad
- A Decent Life
- Give Me Fire
- Come On Come On
- Go Out Tonight
- You Got Nothing On Me
- The Shining
The Swedish outfit fail to fuel flames
- Oct 2, 2009
Long Before Rock’N’Roll (Mute)
- Mar 9, 2007
Swedish rockers support their new album
'Ode to Ochrasy' will be on shelves in April
Mando Diao - Give Me Fire: Wikipedia Album Entry
"Give Me Fire" is the latest Mando Diao album (published in February 2009).
The lyrics were written by Gustaf Norén and Björn Dixgård, the singers and guitarists of Mando Diao. Then without any outside influences the whole band set the lyrics to music.
Like in every album in "Give Me Fire" the band recreated itself, but still in their individual, typical Mandostyle. It sounds like coming right from the sixties. Partly consciously and partly unconsciously they added elements of Latin, Soul, Disco and Retro to their normal Garage-Indie-Rocksound.
Characteristically for "Give Me Fire" is the difference between all tracks, which still follow a well considered common conception. This makes listening to the sounds of this album like watching a sweeping motion picture.
Mando Diao focused a lot on the musical version. The backing vocals are often sung by women and extraordinary instruments like violins, trumpets and harmonicas are supporting the booming bass. But in some songs, "Crystal" for example, they work with about 8 guitars.
It is surely worth it listening to the igneous sounds of “Give Me Fire”, so come on come on, put your high heels on and buy this record.
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See my both hands tied
Beneath our freezing sky
Guess my fortune's out
Silent dream, silent shout
I've got my Armageddon boots
Brown shades and brand new leather suit
Blue lining, blue lining
Blue lining, white trench coat
Let me take you for a ride
Far away from the upper side
Oh, we're going down to the mean street
All of your evil
You got nothing on
You got nothing on me
If you like to get in touch with me someday
I know just what you'll say, useless empty words
You close your eyes and try to talk me through
No matter what you'll do you know I'll be just fine
Jimmy, you never feared the life ahead
You never lived the life I gave you when I hold you
Daddy said you're gonna get it
You're gonna burn before the dawn
Come on children
Let's get out
From a bunker in the underground
Ooh, you got me shaking to that moan you made last night
O0h, my body's aching from that naked summer light
Ooh, my mind's setting you on, it's just a game we play
All that we have dreamed of
Bergman said it all
The magic's in the fall, so true
You and me, you and me
Will always find a salty sea
To clean our wounds and find our self esteem
It's you and me forever
Well, now she don't need to see the sun ahead
Don't need that help from God above
If you're losing her don't be sad
'Cause she will offer you heart attacks