Fire It Up

Album: Immortalized (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This ode to weed opens with the sound of vocalist David Draiman taking a bong hit. "You know what? Ninety-five percent of the songs I've written in my life, I've written them while high," Draiman revealed to Revolver. "That's the God's honest truth. I'll have a very skeletal musical idea in my head, and then I'll light one up, go in the shower and let the steam kind of build up... it helps me relax, and I can see the gaps."

    Draiman continued, "I can see the holes in the rhythm and the melody and I'll know where I can go, and what the possibilities are. It helps me be able to perceive everything a little bit more clearly. So I figured, 'What the hell, let's write a song about it!' And Danny (Donegan) had this riff that had a real funky bounce to it and that was so different. So it was, 'Okay, let's try this.'"
  • Draiman told The Pulse of Radio that the song was inspired by a recording session where he sang Disturbed's cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" while high. "I was done with the day and I wanted to relax, so I went ahead and I smoked a bowl," he laughed. "[I] came back and was high out of my mind and no, no, by no means ready to track vocals by any stretch of the imagination. And they all encouraged me to go into the vocal booth, and I was pretty blown away. I hadn't heard my voice that vulnerable in a very, very long time."

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