Dwight Twilley Band – I’m On Fire

This is a great power pop song from 1975. It peaked at #16 in 1975 in the Billboard 100. The band was formed by Dwight Twilley and Phil Seymour. I always thought Twilley should have been bigger. This was his first single but the label he was on was Leon Russell’s Shelter Records and they were barely making it. Shelter Records could not release the album until a year after this single was out.

From Songfacts.

Along with his 1984 hit “Girls,” this is Twilley’s best known song. When we asked if he was sick of it, Twilley told us: “I’m fortunate, because I know a lot of people who had hits, maybe they had them when they were younger, and they sang it like real high or something, they have a terrible time going out and having to sing this song for the rest of their lives. But in that area I’ve been fortunate. My biggest hits, ‘I’m On Fire’ and ‘Girls,’ I still find easy and a lot of fun to perform. Some people, they have this big hit record, and at the end of the day when nobody’s looking, they say, ‘I hate that song.’ (laughing) But I’m fortunate because I’m proud of both of those songs, and it really is a lot of fun to get out there and do those songs.”

I’m On Fire

Got your lady on the line
Got your name on the cover
Though your friends are ninety-nine
Honey you ain’t got no lover
And you ain’t, you ain’t, you ain’t got no lover
And you ain’t, you ain’t, you ain’t got no other

I remember the feelin’ that I could be free
Now I know it could never ever be me
‘Cause I’m on fire
Got myself on fire 

Got your joker on the table
You’ve been told from time to time
I’ll be willin’, I’ll be able
You could read between the lines

But you ain’t, you ain’t, you ain’t got no lover, lover, lover
And you ain’t, you ain’t, you ain’t got no other

I remember the feelin’ that I could be free
Now I know it could never ever be me
‘Cause I’m on fire
I’m-a I’m on fire

But you ain’t, you ain’t, you ain’t got no lover, lover, lover, lover
And you ain’t, you ain’t, you ain’t got no other, other, other, other
And you ain’t, you ain’t, you ain’t got no lover, lover, lover

I’m on fire
I’m on fire (and you ain’t, you ain’t, you ain’t got no lover, lover, lover)
I’m on fire (lover, lover, lover, lover)
I’m on fire (lover, lover, lover)

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

6 thoughts on “Dwight Twilley Band – I’m On Fire”

    1. He had another hit in 1984 called Girls you may have heard of… I remember this song in our area some… it wasn’t and is not played to death though

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