Album: The Crazy World of Arthur Brown (1968)
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  • I am the god of hell fire and I bring you

    I'll take you to burn
    I'll take you to learn
    I'll see you burn!
    You fought hard and you saved and learned

    but all of it's going to burn
    And your mind
    Your tiny mind
    You know you've really been so blind
    Now's your time burn your mind
    You're falling far too far behind
    Oh no
    Oh no
    Oh no
    You gonna burn!

    To destroy all you've done
    To end all you've become
    I'll feel your burn!

    You've been living like a little girl
    In the middle of your little world
    And your mind
    Your tiny mind
    You know you've really been so blind
    Now's your time burn your mind
    You're falling far too far behind

    I'll take you to burn
    I'll take you to learn
    You gonna burn, burn, burn
    I'll take you to burn Writer/s: Arthur Wilton Brown, Liam Paul Paris Howlett, Michael Ivor Finesilver, Peter Ker, Vincent Crane
    Publisher: Royalty Network, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, THE ROYALTY NETWORK INC., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 29

  • Stephen from OhioFrom hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee.
  • Sol Cutta from Lincolnshire. UkArthur is still alive and performing tho corona has forced him into quieter time right now. He never stopped performing and has done Glastonbury several times along with a whole host of other festivals and large club venues. At 76 he is still recording material. Find him on Youtube with masses of filmed events.
  • Dave from Houston, TxNo way could that organ be a Hammond... that is probably a Vox Continental, or possibly a Farfisa...
  • Ed from Asheville, NcDude within is trash talking a Hammond Organ. Seriously?
  • Elmer H from Westville, OkDoes anyone know whatever happened to Arthur Brown/Arthur Wilton? Is he alive in the UK or elsewhere? This song came out in 1968 when I entered the Army and the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, NC. It was popular in a lot of the nearby Fayetteville, NC taverns/bars frequented by GIs back then. And then it was gone & no one heard any more from Arthur Brown. But it was a weird, crazy, and fun song while it lasted on the charts----from a bizarre artist.
  • Kurt from Canton, GaI saw him in Saugatuck Michigan at a pop festival in 1968/9 and he was unforgettable. I still have the small ad poster given out there. The crowd went wild to his song "Fire".
  • Brian Foley from Auckland, New ZealandThis song definetly epitomized the 60's for me, completely original sound, real shame he did not have more musical creativity to make more music as good as Fire.
  • Phil from Stillwater, MnIs there any truth to the rumour that later albums contained songs titled "Water" and "Aloe Vera Gel", but they never received any airplay?
  • Mike from Matawan, NjYeah....this song? Not so much. Whatever. It has the same bad organ sound that "Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida" has. I'll have to take your word for it on the rest of the album. The urban legend was that this guy had died setting himself on fire not long after this became a hit. I guess not. Sounds like he's still alive and kicking and....ablaze.
  • Lester from New York City, NyArtie does a great version of 'I Put A Spell On You' on this album. One that I'm sure made Screamin' Jay Hawkins proud.
  • Old_fart from Nowheresville, AlgeriaIn that bit you indicated as "not legible" in the liner notes, it reads "But once Brown began his staccato dancing ..." (got the album cover right here before me).
  • Carol from Clayton, CaThis song actually scared me as a young girl. Now I really like it, but find the flaming hat hilarious. Crazy all right!
  • Rob from Detroit, MiCarl Palmer did not play on the album track. He later performed on the road tour.
  • Mike from Knoxville, TnLadies and Gentlemen, I hate to disappoint you but FIRE by Crazy World of Arthur Brown is *the* worst record serviced to top 40 radio.....EVER. EVER!!! Heck, FIRE trumps as worst song over all of the obnoxious rap-crap ever recorded in the last 15-20 years. Absolute garbage! I have never ever forgiven Atlantic Records for releasing that song here in the U.S. Shame, shame, shame!
  • Lester from New York City, NySaw Arthur Brown do his 'Fire' act on a show that Tom Jones had for about one summer. Saw it then, and more recently (in the last 5 years) on TVLand (I think).
  • Federica from Taranto, ItalyThat's a great song! Sounds like Frank Zappa...
    I heard the whole album: The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown... Amazing!!!
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesThis was also their only hit in the UK as well as the US, keyboard player Vincent Crane and drummer Carl Palmer left to form Atomic Rooster shortly afterwards
  • Dave from Scottsdale, AzEverybody blew off Brown as a zany showman after this hit, but give a listen to the album it came from. It is absolutely great and stands up well- "Child of My Kingdom", "Come & Buy", "Money", I Put A Spell On You" were far better than "Fire".
  • Don from Newmarket"Fire" was released on Track Records in the UK, a label owned by the Who and their management.
  • Bill from Elm Creek, NeI think I heard Arthur Brown was a schoolteacher. Is this true?
  • Vic from Wheeling, IlThe Who covered this song on Pete Townshend's CD "The Iron Giant".
  • Howard from St. Louis Park, MnThis is a great hard rocking song. You're gonna burn.
  • Skye from Detroit, Mi"Top-40 radio stations credited this to "The Crazy World of Arthur Brown" when actually that was the album title. The artist is simply Arthur Brown. (thanks, David - Lubbock, TX, for above 5)"

    I don't know about that! On May 11, 1968 (my very first date!), doubled with my older sister and her fiance. What a concert, what an amazing first date! The James Cotton Blues Band, The Jagged Edge, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, followed by the Doors.

    The ticket and program all billed the group as "The Crazy World of Arthur Brown".

    I totally agree that just playing "Fire", without the necessary preludes, greatly diminsh the work.

    "PHIL" from San Jose, this was out in 1968. How does it become a '70's hit?

    Great website!
  • Mike from Indpls, InArthur sang "The Telltale Heart" on Alan Parsons, "Edgar Allan Poe, Tales of Mystery and Imagination." An absolutely PERFECT rendering of a person totally insane and brilliant at the same time, and sung VERY well. Absolute rock.
  • Jonnie from St. Louis, MoIn 1968 I was working at my first Radio Station: KLID in Poplar Bluff, MO. I was the 7 to Midnight Personality and Music Director. One night I got a call from one of my listeners who said she had just returned from a Student-Exchange stay in England. She told me that she had brought back a FANTASTIC record that I just HAD to hear ! It turned out that it was the British 45 Version (complete with the British 'slug/adapter' in the center hole) of "Fire" by Arthur Brown. I thought it was one of the wildest and best things that I had ever heard and began playing it that nite on my show.
    This was in late-July/early-August of 1968. And, "Fire" didn't reach the National Charts until early September of that year. SO, I was always told that I was THE FIRST in the U.S. to play it and chart it. I still have that 45 in my collection !
    Friggen awesome, I love this song!! a 70's AM hit played in my youth.
  • Liam from Campbell River, CanadaThis song sounds similar to The Doors....sorta like a darker version of Light My Fire.......Darken My Fire I guess
  • Gregory from Chicago, IlArthur Brown made the most out of his connection to Pete Townshend and the Who. Brown had a cameo appearance in the movie *Tommy* as the priest handing out communion during the song "Eyesight to the Blind".
  • Dj from Austin, TxArthur STILL ROCKS OUT HARD!!! I recently attended his sons wedding and I must say the guy is simply amazing! I GOT VIDEO!
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