Fire 'n' brimstone trooper

by Steve Burgan

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11 original songs by Steve Burgan singer/songwriter/musician.
Mixing up Rock, indie psychedelia, Alt country and electronica, these songs were recorded, mixed and produced in London (mostly) in his bedroom.


"Steve’s voice has a lovely quality, and his melodies are inventive and pretty"
Sound on sound magazine

"Cool, eclectic, great vibe... Good job"
Phil Brown, engineer/producer (Talk Talk, Bob Marley, Faithless, Dido, British Sea Power)

"This is a great album....a fine artist"
Pip Williams, Engineer/Producer (Dr Feelgood, Status Quo, The Moody Blues)

"It has a soft heart protected by an electric fence"
(C.B)

credits

released 10 December 2011

All songs written/recorded/mixed and produced by Steve Burgan.
All instruments, programming and vocals by Steve Burgan except:

Simon Maskell - Bass guitar on on 'Sickboy', 'Fire 'n' brimstone trooper' and 'Misery line'.
Mark Florence - Drums on 'Sickboy', 'Fire 'n' brimstone trooper' and 'Misery line'.
Steve Marriott - Drums on 'Take me in your arms (I shiver) and 'Drive south' (and bonus track 11)
Nick Woodmansey - Drums on 'Wanna cry' (and bonus track 12)
Jack Dellow - Piano on 'Wanna cry' (and bonus track 12)
Marta Dourado - Cello on ''Head and heart', 'Pinprick' and 'Wanna cry'
William Hanwell - Violin on ''Head and heart', 'Pinprick' and 'Wanna cry'
Eva-Maria Hess - Backing vocals on 'Misery line' and 'Sickboy'
Tim Dorney - Extra Keys/synth/programming/mixing on 'Take me in your arms (remix)

Asst. Engineer: Raivis Buturovics
Mastered By Tim Dorney

Cover photo: Tim Hull
Other photos: Ivaylo Velev
Guitar upgrades: Deltone Guitars

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London based bedroom studio Producer.
Tools: Pro Tools/ Logic and various gear strewn accross the place. Mixing and producing various artists as well as own stuff. New project/live stuff in the pipeline

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Track Name: Fire 'n' brimstone trooper
There's a church
at the top of the hill
And on a clear day
I can hear it call me still
No fire or brimstone here
Just a faded memory
Truth that once rang clear
Into my arms dear

She's bent double now
Carrying her cross
for her sacred cow
He's full of wasted time
Lord knows did he waste mine
Still he calls to me
Into my arms dear
Into my arms dear

Oh don't you know that

It's always here
But you can't see it
It breathes the air
I can feel it
Waits for us to slumber deep
Builds its walls while we sleep
Foul play indeed

There's a church
at the top of the hill
And on a calm day
I can hear it call me still

You fire and brimstone trooper
Read a little too much Martin Luther

Give us some hope
Not the end of a rope
'Cos all I want from you
Is for you
To be you
When you're with me
Track Name: Misery line
Five years drunk in that town
no healing
a relentless comedown
like you're hung over a precipice
Now when the fever comes around
A pale spectre, a white sound
you can't choke it
you drink a bottle down
Five years in that town

Throwing up muses
sometimes prophetic
he can't hold the rhyme
he's on the misery line
Sweating out fuses
that never catch fire, on time
he's on the misery line

He's got a date with a lusty broad
he's got a ticket and he's on time
he's on the misery line
Sucked in, tucked right in
sweet and neat
he's on time
he's on the misery line

Don't get stuck on the misery line
Don't get stuck on the misery line
Don't get stuck on the misery line
Don't get stuck on the misery line
Track Name: Drive South
Drive me south to the water
see me brother
help me sister
Drive south to the water
see me brother
help me sister

I see fools growing on trees
baby I'm not that easily pleased
it was a fall short of a suicide
a fairground ride
but baby he nearly died
think you better drive south

They say dignity's a faded memory
a martyr for the coming century
don't weep for the passing of an age
we're gonna take it to the tv skies

Drive south to the water
see me brother
help me sister
Track Name: Take me in your arms (I shiver)
Take me in your arms (I shiver)
Take me in your arms (I shiver)

Take me in your arms and I shiver
it's not a cold thing baby
I'm withering away inside
dunno if I'll ever be ok again

It's a cold room sometimes
It's a cold room sometimes

Feels like something's gone and left me
surgically removed from me
I've gotta get back to it
if I'm ever gonna do it


It's a cold room sometimes
It's a cold room sometimes
Track Name: Pinprick
I heard it
as I leant against the wall
The pinprick
Although I felt no pain at all
I knew it was bad
If I can't explain myself to you
I shouldn't have to

You leaning so far back
without a wall
against your back
You're lean so far back
without a wall
you're gonna fall

I said
"To fill a hole you've got to dig another"
He said
"Well I've been digging like a mole"

You lean so far back
without a wall
against your back
Baby you're gonna fall
you're gonna fall

Something like a universe so heavy
Was like a pinprick so small
How do you know when you've gone
when you've taken them all?

I heard it
as I leant against the wall
The thumb crack
Although I felt no pain at all
I knew it was bad
If I can't explain myself to you
I shouldn't have to
If I can't explain myself to you
I don't think I will do
Track Name: Wanna cry
In the sunshine
and I wanna cry
Taking drinks with friends
and I wanna cry
Have a soak in the bath
I wanna cry
Someone holds out a helping hand
I just wanna cry

People helping eachother
makes me cry
Whatever in this world is good
makes me wanna cry
Two lovers entwine
wanna cry
Jesus Christ on a cross
I just wanna cry

Blackbird singing his sweet song
I wanna cry
Siblings together smiling
wanna cry
Suffering children laughing
I wanna cry
Folks sharing and caring
I just wanna cry

Did I ever tell you
I wanted to be there
Did I ever tell you
I wanted to be there
with you
While we're not together
all these things
make me wanna cry

Gotta get there
gotta get there
Track Name: Head and heart
I'm not a man of invention
I'm not a man of steel
There's no scientific formula
to the things that I feel

Don't wanna ask too much of you honey
just the downright truth
to stop this aching in my head and heart

See I think I love you
and I ain't even told you that
I'd give so much more to it
if I knew where we're at

C'mon and let me see your head and heart
C'mon and let me see your head and heart
C'mon and let me see your head and heart
C'mon and let me see your head and heart

Put down this old guitar
and come running to where you are
It's been a lot about you

Don't wanna ask too much of you honey
just the downright truth
to stop this aching in my head and heart

C'mon and let me see your head and heart
C'mon and let me see your head and heart
C'mon and let me see your head and heart
C'mon and let me see your head and heart
Track Name: Sickboy
Sickboy you're down dirty filthy
You get your pleasure on your hands and knees
You pull it out
shaking it loose
down on the city any time you please
Any way that you can now
any way and how
You dirty boy
you better come clean

You're in your own parade
you're on silver screen
well you better come down soon
you're coming apart at the seams
so it seems boy

Sickboy
sick boy
you better come clean
You're going down on the city
like it's some kind of wet dream

You're in your own parade
you're on silver screen
well you better come down soon
you're coming apart at the seams
at the seams

Yeah I've seen you
going down on the city....

Sickboy, sickboy
you're down dirty filthy on your hands and knees
You pull it out
shaking it loose
down on the city any time you please
Any way that you can now
any way and how
You dirty boy
you better come clean

You're in your own parade
you're on silver screen
well I've seen your film and it's so obscene

Sickboy
down dirty boy
Sickboy
down dirty boy

He's down on the city.....
Track Name: Goodbye
When you say those words to me
I get a sense of urgency
Make me feel like the only one alive
Make me feel like I'm really me

How can we let this go
How can we let this breath no longer
It feels so good

Only want the best for us
If that means I've gotta let you go
If that's the best for us
Goodbye
Take care my love
Track Name: Take me in your arms (Tim Dorney Remix)
Take me in your arms (I shiver)
Take me in your arms (I shiver)

Take me in your arms and I shiver
it's not a cold thing baby
I'm withering away inside
dunno if I'll ever be ok again

It's a cold room sometimes
It's a cold room sometimes

Feels like something's gone and left me
surgically removed from me
I've gotta get back to it
if I'm ever gonna do it


It's a cold room sometimes
It's a cold room sometimes