The Core Song Lyrics

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton Slowhand cover art
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Every morning when I wake, a feeling soon begins to overtake me.
Ringing in my ears resounds through my brain; it finally surrounds me.
There is fire, there is life, there is passion, fever and fury.
There is love and there is hate, there is longing, anger and worry.

[Chorus]
Oh, I have a flame; feel it touch my heart.
And down at my core is the hottest part.
I can burn without fuel.

If it should become too cold, I know I can endure the frostbite.
Oh, a blanket then I'll wrap around me; I keep myself so close to my side.
No one then can cause me harm, just as the river runs into the sea.
Cause every day, your fire alarm is deafening the silence all around me.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Cocaine
  • 2 Wonderful Tonight
  • 3 Lay Down Sally
  • 4 Next Time You See Her
  • 5 We’re All the Way
  • 6 The Core
  • 7 May You Never
  • 8 Mean Old Frisco
  • 9 Peaches and Diesel


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Eric Patrick Clapton, Marcy Levy
    album: Track 6 in album Slowhand
    release date: 1977
    popularity : 111 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues
    styles: Acoustic/Soft Rock/Classic Rock/Pop Rock/Country Rock
    length: 8:46
    producer: Glyn Johns
    lead vocals: Eric Clapton
    guitar: Eric Clapton
    bass guitar: Carl Radle
    writer: Eric Clapton, Marcy Levy

    Album Information

    label: RSO
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin