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Riff: Alicia Keys – “Fire We Make”

Nov 26, 2012

I wanna burn a candle, turn the darkness to the light/With the fire we make, it’s getting hotter and hotter

from Fire We Make lyrics by Alicia Keys

Using another fire metaphor, Keys and neo-soul veteran Maxwell probably needed a cold shower after recording this steamy old-school duet which despite its low-slung bass, wah-wah guitar solo and whispered sweet nothings, just about manages to avoid stepping over into 70s porn soundtrack territory.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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