A Truly Bizarre Song

Take a gander at these lyrics, they are definitely cryptic and a bit bizarre:

Oh my loving brother, when the world’s on fire/Don’t you want God’s bosom for to be your pillow/Hide me over in the rock of ages/Rock of ages cleft for me”

This is the chorus to a song called “The Fire Song” recorded by the Florida Boys on the album Up Tempo, which is one of the LPs I picked up in Branson.  Don’t get me wrong, the song is performed expertly, and it is really catchy.  I just can’t get over the lyrics on the chorus.  And to be honest, the FB’s sound just a bit too happy while singing the lyrics “when the world’s on fire.”  Just thought these were some of the more bizarre lyrics I’d ever heard.

About Wes Burke
I'm a .NET developer and Southern Gospel music fan. Married with a wonderful family.

4 Responses to A Truly Bizarre Song

  1. I pulled out the project today and re-listened to the song. Yeah, interesting lyrics.

  2. paul jackson says:

    Boy! You boys are young.

    Good song from another era. Old song, with old lyrics.
    Wes, I would hardly call them bizzare.

    The first time I heard this tune was on an old (early to mid 60’s) WORD LP by the Texas “irish tenor”, Bill Mann. My parents still have that record. I think the tune is PD…an old “Spiritual” of some kind.

    The language is described by a B word.
    The word is beautiful.


  3. natesings says:

    I keep wanting to finish the phrase on the song with “This Land Was Made For You and Me.”

  4. burkesbrainwork says:

    I noticed that too….

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