Fire at Midnight Song Lyrics

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I believe in fires at midnight
When the dogs have all been fed.
A golden toddy on the mantle
A broken gun beneath the bed.
Silken mist outside the window.
Frogs and newts slip in the dark
Too much hurry ruins the body.
I'll sit easy, fan the spark
Kindled by the dying embers
Of another working day.
Go upstairs, take off your makeup
Fold your clothes neatly away.
Me, I'll sit and write this love song
As I all too seldom do
Build a little fire this midnight.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Songs From the Wood
  • 2 Jack‐in‐the‐Green
  • 3 Cup of Wonder
  • 4 Hunting Girl
  • 5 Ring Out, Solstice Bells
  • 6 Velvet Green
  • 7 The Whistler
  • 8 Pibroch (Cap in Hand)
  • 9 Fire at Midnight


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 9 in album Songs From the Wood
    release date: 1977-2-11
    popularity : 63 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Folk Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 2:28
    composer: Ian Anderson
    lyricist: Ian Anderson

    Album Information

    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin