Al Jarreau - Flame Lyrics




So close and yet so smart
Head first before the heart
Ain't no shame
Ain't no game
With the flame

Coldwaters rush in March
No place for April flowers
Take her name
Say she came
With the flame

I've been told
When the stars all align
That even bitter lips like mine
Will call the moon a friend & kiss again
Some I'm told
Let their hearts read the signs
While other men are hungerin
And can't let it in

Be still my foolish heart
Please don't upset the cart
Stay the same
Ain't no game
With the flame

I've been told
I'll be dancin' in time
Walkin' rhythm talkin' rhyme
The earth will turn and send the sun again
All my gold
For a light or a sign
Some kind of kin
To say my friend
Let it out - let it in

Strange fire down below
So 'fraid to let you know
Change my name
Start again
With the flame

Strange fire down below
So 'fraid to let you know
Change my name
Start again
With the flame
The flame [2x]





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  1. Chris Styles

    Love the subtle key change.

  2. T L

    Who the hell are the six morons who disliked this masterpiece ?????

    Dr. James Bernard Jackson

    True idiots.

    Erin Johnson

    People who don't know real music

  3. Ingram Finance

    One of Al's finest and there is a big list :)

  4. Michael Cole

    So Al will be sorely missed. Definitely a rare find. Dynamic tone. A gem!

  5. Alek Jov

    great bass guitar,brilliant composition!

  6. Mary Bentley

    One of my Jarreau favorites. Miss him!

  7. blachubear

    One of my favorites from Mr. Jarreau. This track & "Something That You Said" was played over & over again during the summer of 2000. Rest In Pradise Mr. Jarreau.

  8. Ryan Hodge

    RIP greatest acoustic singer in history, his skats, rants and notes off the chain

  9. kim peay

    I bought this in 01 played the hell out of it.

  10. Chaneel Walker

    OMG my favorite too. I told him this when we flew back to the east coast together years ago. I was very fortunate to meet him on the plane and chat with him at the airport.

  11. Ivan King

    When I first heard this song when it was released, i rushed out and brought the CD the next day. Nothing like listening to this groove any day! What an amazing body of work he left us! RIP - Mr. Al Jarreau

  12. kim TAYLOR

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS MAN

  13. mamastrick

    You will be sorely missed.

  14. Katherine Alexander

    Love this song forever....

  15. gaby lombardo

    SE NOS FUE UNO DE LOS MAS GRANDES CANTANTES DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS !!! RIP. AL JARREAU !!!. SIEMPRE RODEADO DE LOS MEJORES MUSICOS, VERLO CANTAR EN VIVO ERA DELEITARSE CON SU VOZ Y CON EL INMENSO TALENTO DE LOS MUSICOS QUE SIEMPRE LO ACOMPAÑARON EN SUS BANDAS !!!. NOSOTROS, AQUI EN ARGENTINA, TUVIMOS UN EXCELENTE BATERISTA QUE LO ACOMPAÑO EN ALGUNOS DE SUS DISCOS Y ESCENARIOS, JOTA MORELLI !!!

    Wayne McKain

    Best of the best, what a treasure to behold, thanks Al.

  16. Kimberly Anderson MFT

    Crying. Thank you Al. I play this on repeat all day long sometimes.

  17. EDWARD STALLWORTH

    Al Jarreau - Mornin' (Official Video)   R.I.P.  Al Jarreau

  18. Morris Thomas Jr

    Rest In Paradise

  19. Dawn Morris

    I think I drove my kids crazy playing this song! :) Love Mr. Jarreau.

    Char Freeman

    Rest In Peace 🎤❤️🎶

    Derek Rucker

    Dawn Morris I know I had tickets for it .. God took him to his place.

    Qiitxx Smitj

    Dawn Morris the chord changes and lyrics match perfectly. And he’s signing extensions on top of the chord changes.m

    IronMan93

    You were not wrong sister!