Nazareth Hire and Fire Lyrics

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She was sayin’ lots of nothing
She was none too bright
But you’ll listen much to anythin’
When anythin’s in sight, won’t ya!

Double back trouble like a temperance hall
She’s dealin’ with the ceilin’
And the writings on the wall
Then you’re wishing it was over, like an endless fall.

It’s a lane side fight
Oh no! another main line ride
Oh no! there ain’t a train in sight
Oh no! settin’ my soul on fire
Try her and buy her
Hire and fire her
Playin’ the game his latest flame

Now it’s a fine line between passion and dread
Foolin’ and a droolin’
Starts rulin’ your head
To seduction, destruction
We’re so easily lead

And then the dawn, the so impatient telephone
The smell of disappointment
Mirror wants to pick a bone
It’s a cup of cold coffee
Like the taste of stale beer
Let’s get outta here

It’s a lane side fight
Oh no! another main line ride
Oh no! there ain’t a train in sight
Oh no! settin’ my soul on fire
Try her and buy her
Hire and fire her

Carry the flame and make it last
Carry the blame and kiss your ass goodbye.

(written by Rankin, McCafferty, Agnew)
Bob’n’Weave Music (Dunfermline)
copyright 1992 Nazareth (Dunfermline) Ltd.


The Naz Box Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Dear John
  • 2 Friends
  • 3 Woke Up This Morning
  • 4 If You See My Baby
  • 5 Razamanaz
  • 6 Bad Bad Boy
  • 7 Broken Down Angel
  • 8 Go Down Fighting
  • 9 This Flight Tonight
  • 10 Shanghai’d in Shanghai
  • 11 Loved and Lost
  • 12 Hair of the Dog
  • 13 Love Hurts
  • 14 My White Bicycle
  • 15 Vancouver Shakedown
  • 16 I Want to Do Everything for You
  • 17 Expect No Mercy
  • 18 Place in Your Heart
  • 19 New York Broken Toy
  • 20 Star
    CD 2
  • 1 May the Sunshine (single mix)
  • 2 Holiday
  • 3 Heart’s Grown Cold
  • 4 Every Young Man’s Dream
  • 5 Crazy (A Suitable Case for Treatment)
  • 6 Boys in the Band
  • 7 Dream On
  • 8 Whippin’ Boy
  • 9 Where Are You Now
  • 10 Sweetheart Tree
  • 11 Cinema
  • 12 Hit the Fan
  • 13 Piece of My Heart
  • 14 Hire and Fire
  • 15 Every Time It Rains
  • 16 Cry Wolf
  • 17 Can’t Shake Those Shakes
  • 18 Light Comes Down
  • 19 Day at the Beach
  • 20 Big Dogz Gonna Howl
    CD 3
  • 1 Turn on Your Receiver (Bob Harris jingle)
  • 2 Called Her Name (BBC live track)
  • 3 Country Girl (BBC live track)
  • 4 Black Hearted Woman (BBC live track)
  • 5 Goin’ Down (BBC live track)
  • 6 Alcatraz (BBC live track)
  • 7 Vigilante Man (BBC live track)
  • 8 Ruby Baby (BBC live track)
  • 9 Woke Up This Morning / Boogie (BBC live track)
  • 10 Changing Times (BBC live Track)
  • 11 Honky Tonk Downstairs (BBC live track)
  • 12 What You Gonna Do About It (BBC live track)
  • 13 You Got Me Hummin’ (BBC live track)
  • 14 Guilty (BBC live track)
    CD 4
  • 1 Telegram (BBC live track)
  • 2 Night Woman (BBC live track)
  • 3 Born to Love (BBC live track)
  • 4 Gone Dead Train (BBC live track)
  • 5 Kentucky Fried Blues (BBC live track)
  • 6 Teenage Nervous Breakdown (BBC live track)
  • 7 Paper Sun (previously unreleased)
  • 8 Storm Warning (previously unreleased)
  • 9 Mexico (previously unreleased)
  • 10 Laid to Wasted (previously unreleased)
  • 11 Read the Book (previously unreleased)
  • 12 SOS (previously unreleased)
  • 13 Sunshine of Your Love (previously unreleased)
  • 14 See You See Me (previously unreleased)
  • 15 Heatwave (previously unreleased)
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