Daily Archives: February 1, 2012

Radio III, side B, track 11: “All Fired Up” by Pat Benatar

Oh, Pat Benatar, this was the first song I ever heard by you, and I loved it.  Vic St. John called you a “rock and roll mama”, and that seemed to sum it up real nice.  With most of the female artists that I would listen to, part of the appeal of them was that I imagined kissing them.  Not so much with you.  Not that I imagined you weren’t attractive, Pat Benatar, not at all.  But to me, of all the ladies I heard on the radio,  you sounded the least interested in kissing boys and the most interested in seriously rocking out.  For you, kissing boys would just take time away from making awesome music, and so I imagined that if we knew each other, we would be the best of friends, but not boyfriend/girlfriend.  I’d hang out at your place and regale with you the latest adventures I was reading about in the pages of “The Amazing Spider-Man” and you would play your latest awesome song and occasionally we’d share the mike and rock out to “All Fired Up” and we’d sing at the top of our voices and give each other those big smiles while we were singing like they did in the few music videos that I’d seen.  I miss you, Pat Benatar.  We should hang out more.

“All Fired Up”

Livin’ with my eyes closed
Goin’ day to day
I never knew the difference
I never cared either way
Lookin’ for a reason
Searchin’ for a sign
Reachin’ out with both hands
I gotta feel the kick inside

All fired up (now I believe there comes a time)
All fired up (when everything just falls in line)
All fired up (we live an’ learn from our mistakes)
All fired up, fired up, fired up
Hey!

Ain’t nobody livin’
In a perfect world
Everybody’s out there
Cryin’ to be heard
Now I got a new fire
Burnin’ in my eyes
Lightin’ up the darkness
Movin’ like a meteorite

All fired up (now I believe there comes a time)
All fired up (when everything just falls in line)
All fired up (we live an’ learn from our mistakes)
All fired up, fired up, fired up (the deepest cuts are healed by faith)

Now I believe there comes a time
When everything just falls in line
We live and learn from our mistakes
The deepest cuts are healed by faith

Now I believe there comes a time
When everything just falls in line
We live and learn from our mistakes
The deepest cuts are healed by faith

Now I believe there comes a time
When everything just falls in line
We live and learn from our mistakes
The deepest cuts are healed by faith

Now I believe there comes a time
When everything just falls in line
We live and learn from our mistakes
The deepest cuts are healed by faith
Now I believe

All fired up (now I believe there comes a time)
All fired up (when everything just falls in line)
All fired up (we live an’ learn from our mistakes)
All fired up, fired up, fired up (the deepest cuts are healed by faith)

All fired up, now I believe there comes a time
When everything just falls in line
We live and learn from our mistakes
The deepest cuts are healed by faith

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