Youth on Fire

from by Forthcoming Fire



For the first time "Youth on Fire" will be available as a digital download and on vinyl. The track first and only appeared on the 1991 EP "Longing for Light" EP before that.


Don't you see that tower growing
Up into the sky?
A tower of immoderation
Is growing much too high
All that greed for more and higher
A burst of a natural flame
A tower based on sick foundations,
Same old evil game

A tumbling tower
A high growing flower
A youth on fire

This is the sickness of high-civilization
Economy towers and business temples
Out of the towers, out of the town
Let’s you take part in its fraud
For her sins are heaped high as heaven

And don't you see that flower growing
Within a peaceful law
Those beauty such a modesty
Can teach us how to grow

And what’s about our wretched being,
About our ruthless life?
For every artificial dirt
We sell our mothers life

I pray the lord my soul to keep
While babylon will fall
I pray the lord my soul to keep
Ah can't ya hear me call?

Feel the burning of a new generation
The heat of a fiery youth
A cleaning fire down from heaven
Shall free the hidden truth
Heaven knows were holding on
Cause it seems were blessed
We are meant to stay alive
And I swear to do my best


from Longing for Light, released December 1, 1991
JK: vocals, Lars Wehr: guitar, Burn: keyboards & programming, G. Dorn: bass. Written and produced by Forthcoming Fire. Recorded, mixed and mastered in August 1991 at Rock City Studios, Udenheim, Germany.


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Forthcoming Fire Munich, Germany

Forthcoming Fire started out as a gothic rock band in the early Nineties. Their music has always been a travel for their listeners and a heterogeneous experience that made singer Josef K. and his band stand out. Being on stage with bands like Love Like Blood, Das Ich, Ministry and Atrocity even the toughest metal heads fell in love with the band. ... more

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