Henri

by The Fire Fight

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For the music, the performance and perhaps, most importantly, the audience, passion is translated into creativity, accessibility, commitment and professionalism. And passion—in one word—sums up The Fire Fight. After two years of hard work, The Fire Fight is proud to release their debut full-length album "Henri".

The Fire Fight blazed onto the local music scene three years ago by earning a coveted performance slot at Baybeats 2007. Since then, they have opened for American indie-rock darlings Anberlin & Copeland, Grammy-nominated alternative rock band Switchfoot and most recently became ambassadors for Youth.SG’s national “Feed Me” campaign.

With the impassioned melodies of Joshua Tan (vocals, guitars), the modest innovative tunes of Jonathan Leong (guitars), the dynamic-compelling rhythms of Iain Tham (drums) and Jbarks (Bass), The Fire Fight combines diverse influences ranging from The Promise Ring and Maritime to Death Cab for Cutie and Jamiroquai to bring you music with a raw, early 90s indie-rock sound with a hint of modern expression.

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released 31 July 2009

All lyrics written by Joshua Tan, except tracks 5 and 7, written by Joshua Tan and Iain Tham
Produced by The Fire Fight and Leonard Soosay
Technical assistance by Teddy Looi
Recorded at The Loft Studios
Additional recording and mixing at Snakeweed Studios
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk

Album concept by Joshua Tan
Art direction by Joshua Tan & Joshua Barker Tan
Illustration by Jonathan Chan
Design by Joshua Barker Tan
Photography by Kenneth Wong Photography
Styling by Charlene Ong
Wardrobe by Ben Sherman

Executive Producers: Esmond Wee & Jonathan James Hemsley at Wake Me Up Music

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The Fire Fight spent four intense years as a formidable force on the Singaporean music scene before calling a hiatus in 2010. During those short years, the band took to the stage at events such as Baybeats, Singfest, and the School Invasion Tour. The band's anthemic music is best characterised as raw, driving indie rock; their passionate melodies designed to move and to inspire. ... more

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Track Name: Sonnet
And I came to my senses, what a fool I could be
Of a heart that grows colder from the air that I breathe
To look at my face, oh so pleasantly calm
Yet my heart beholds a weakness
Could you just see through me

Have I lost all my faith, for a beautiful world
In a quiet degradation of passion and purpose
Here I stand at the edge of the future and now
From the depths of my lungs
Oh could you just sing to me

Into the fire
Into your grace
Into your love
You know I’m here
To love you
To love you
Track Name: When Spring Comes Home
Hello Sunday morning
Running out on the shores
Face against the wind
So tell me how you feel
The scent of risen bread in the wind
The sky a brilliant blue again
This is the new world
A place to call my home

So cast the rubbles aside
Beneath the cracks on the floor
Tomorrow lives once more
Pin up that flower in your hair
Keep spinning round and round again
This is the new world
A place to call your own

Ooo…

So haste the day
To save this love romance
Once withered in his hands
Take a chance, take a chance
It’s never coming again
You know it'll never stay the same
This is the new world
A place to call my home

Ooo...

And the world starts coming alive
And there’s nothing more to hide
Tomorrow holds a hope
A hope that is unknown

And the world starts coming alive
And there's nothing more to hide
Tomorrow holds a hope
Tomorrow spring comes home
Track Name: Dreamer
You are the ground beneath my feet and I say
You are everything I feel and say
You are all i ever needed now
'Cause one day you came to me
With the perfect gift that I have ever received

So tell me what do you fashion?
Tell me what you would like to see
In a world that you are dreaming of
So tell me what's gonna happen,
Tell me how is it gonna be
In a world that you are living for

You are the colours that I see and I say
You are all i ever breathe and say
You are all I wanna be with now
'Cause one day you came to me
With the perfect gift that I have ever received

So tell me what do you fashion?
Tell me what you would like to see
In a world that you are dreaming of
So tell me what's gonna happen,
Tell me how is it gonna be
In a world that you are living for

So we're saved
Yes we are
Our souls be saved, take me on

So tell me what do you fashion?
Tell me what you would like to see
In a world that you are dreaming of
So tell me what's gonna happen,
Tell me how is it gonna be
In a world that you are living for

So we know
We are the universe
You and me
Track Name: Portrait Lover
Can you see the light in my eyes?
Beyond this deep black iris that you know
Can you hear the voices behind
The walls that leaves us sentimentally lonesome?

In a plain black dress with a purple lace
She graces the beat of a jazz ballet
So come on dance now and don't you cry

And there ain't no place that I'd rather be
Just you and I at the matinee
With that look in your eyes

Well I could be your everything
You could be my everyone
I could be your special friend
You could be my only one

My skin is cold and I'm growing old
A time has come that can't be foretold
With a mind and a heart that breaks
Though i gave all my best to you
Would someone be hear to tell
The stories that I wrote?

Though the world may have its idea of fame
Yet what's the point?
They can't remember your name
So tell me now, am I not right?

But in the quiet beneath the trees
Do you remember the days that were so beautiful
To me?

Well I could be your everything
You could be my everyone
I could be your special friend
You could be my only one
Track Name: Hours
You came and gave to me
A heart and helped me breathe
Like the ocean and its tide
You gave me life

Beneath your weary eyes
Though hardness tries to hide
But a child could recognise
Your love inside

Maybe it's going away
Your heart, your heart
Track Name: Landscape Of The Beginning
Let it be a perfect heart for all your sweet romances
Take my pride to cast the stone and justify my right

Look beyond this

Have you ever given orders to the morning
Or shown the dawn its place to shake the earth of its ill
Do you know the dwelling of the paths of light
Or how the east wind scatters over our skin
Can you bind the twinkling of the stars or loose the cords of Orion’s noble charge
Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons
Could you fathom that?

May it be a perfect love for us to give the hopeless
Take my life, I worry far too much beyond my might

Look beyond this

Do you know when the mountain goats are due birth
Or watch when the doe bears her fawn
Do you know who let the wild donkeys go free
Or why the ostrich flaps her wings
Do you give the horses their strength and mane or why they shun no sword or trumpets reign
Do you command the eagle to soar or slay his prey
Could you fathom that?

Is this pain going to take control of me
You have to be with me
God in your power could you make some sense of this
I'm fighting for you only
God if I crumble could you take me back to forever
So I could love you beyond this
Track Name: People And Spaces
Have you ever been like this before
Two lovers on the end of ocean shores
So close that you cannot hide
On the continents that share no day and night
My love it’s alright

Maybe I would never be the same
So close but yet so far away
I'll build us a place in time
Beneath the pale moonlight
My love it’s alright

It’s warm down here on the other side
I'm waiting by the phone tonight
So come home to me, come home

Kookaburra on the old gum tree
She sings to a child beneath her wings
Don’t worry my love, don’t you cry
You're safe with me tonight
My love it’s alright

It’s warm down here on the other side
I'm waiting by the phone tonight
So come home to me, come home

Tell her I've built a home to stay, and I built it for us
Track Name: Beware! Monster
It’s late at night and the people are tired
It’s late at night and we're unaware in our sleep

It’s late at night and my body is weary
It’s late at night I say so carelessly

The monster is here

Looks just like you've turned me to the darkest thing I've known
We won’t last this time and you've turned me to the darkest thing I've known

It’s late at night and the silence is tempting
It’s late at night and I'm all alone

So what's the difference tell me what is the difference
If I do or die and give up everything

It’s here again

Looks just like you've turned me to the darkest thing I've known
We won’t last this time and you've turned me to the darkest thing I've known

It’s okay
We will fight this time

Listen to me and beware
The monster's coming tonight
Listen to me and beware
Track Name: Fires At Night
Fires will break out
Come and save me now, alright
Fires will break out
Come and save me now, alright

When the truth is a lie
In a world that is brightly lighted by satellites
And the darkness that is the sky
When the fact of the matter is read out in a letter
On a TV screen late at night
With the actors and their disguise

And I’m trying to back away
But you wouldn’t just let me be
So leave me alone
Set a fire into the night
For tomorrow we’ll start a fight
To be, to be

For the hope that burns in our eyes
Oh in our eyes
For the fires at night
Oh the fires at night

In the dead of the night
What a terrible silence
Of the voices within our minds
Are we helpless and tired of trying
So help me oh heaven
Tear down all the walls
Keep me safe with my own device

And I’m trying to back away
But you wouldn’t just let me be
So leave me alone
Set a fire into the night
For tomorrow we’ll start a fight
To be, to be

For the hope that burns in our eyes
Oh in our eyes
For the fires at night
Oh the fires at night
Track Name: Into The Sun
With the way we are
Objects of complex tongues
Like the science of a sheer romance
Could uncover the conscious man

With our hearts beating twice as we run
Or do deeds tucked away in the dark
As we fall back onto the sand
Could we turn back to make amends

With the way we are

So turn off all the lights
The stars they seem so bright
They light your saline eyes
Now don’t you cringe and hide

Just come away with me
Awaken from your sleep
Through fields of gold, through fields of gold
Through fields of gold with me

The stars are in your eyes
You are beautiful
Track Name: Candela
Electricity runs from the top of the ceiling
And it runs down through the side of your walls
Vermilion glow
Like a fire that flickers in your hall
Just like me
We're all meant to be

It's getting over me because in heaven
Where I can be free, yeah honey
It’s taking over me because in heaven
It’s beautiful baby

Take this current from the ocean floor
Take this power from this Sun of yours
Illuminating
Like colonies we torch the sky
And as we burn
We're all meant to be

It's getting over me because in heaven
Where I can be free, yeah honey
It’s taking over me because in heaven
It’s beautiful baby
Track Name: Covenant
Home
This is home
I always knew
A place where my heart belongs
I call it home
Do you know?
We’ll all be here
So take my hand and come with me alone

This is home

And when your light shines through
Underneath your shadow, I’m standing next to you
Your strength it covers me
Your faithfulness is all I’ll ever need

For I am yours
Show me what it is all about to live forever
In your grace of love that I have found
This is what I am living for
For someone that I adore
You are all I am singing for

Because all that I need
Is in the presence of the one that I love
Who can’t let go
This is a miracle
This is a miracle for you and me
And always meant to be

I won’t fear the terror of night
I will call your name in the darkest hour of time
In prudence, I believe in you
I will give my best ‘cause you told me that its true

For I am yours
Show me what it is all about to live forever
In your grace of love that I have found
This is what I am living for
For someone that I adore
You are all I am singing for

Because all that I need
Is in the presence of the one that I love
Who can’t let go
This is a miracle
This is a miracle for you and me
And always meant to be

When I fall down you pick me up
When I am dry you fill my cup
When all is lost and crumbling down
You keep me safe in wings of love
Track Name: The Train Song
Sad, sad so we are together
Sad, sad so we are together
Now if you'll please be satisfied with me
8:30 on the tick-tock counter
Black suit in the morning rush hour
So what, so what? He says to her
You never believed in us
Never believed in us
Lovers will be like this
Lovers will be the same always
And every time you're underestimating me
Hold on, hold on

Sad, sad so we are together
Sad, sad so we are together
And if you'll please be satisfied with me
You know you know you know
It's never enough
So what's your story waiting for?
So what, so what? He says to her
Do you have the strength to be with me?
Moments could be like this
Moments could be the same always
And every time you're underestimating me
Hold on, hold on

It always should be like this
It always should be like this to me