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TO LOVE A WILD FIRE

Self-Released Album

January 2020

To Love a Wild Fire

California Style ROOTS & AMERICANA

To Love a Wild Fire is a curated collection of love songs, prayers, and laments drawn from the Ram’s reservoir of unreleased home recordings.

 

All of the songs on To Love a Wild Fire were written and performed as a gesture of love and appreciation. Inspired by the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the Eastern Sierras, and the family farm outside of Philadelphia.

 

“I write my best songs when spending time with family and loved ones. Nothing inspires good music or storytelling quite like the lasting power of love. It’s eternal. Reminds me of a passage from Herman Hesse that described how the love we share keeps us warm into old age through the coldest of nights.

The times we spend in love, are the times that last forever. “

 

The Ram’s younger days were of motion driven by wanderlust. From rural Pennsylvania, through New York, up into the Vermont border. In 1999 he drove to California with nothing but a beat-up F150. His traveling jones was traded in for the chance to settle down with his lady and build a family by the ocean in North County San Diego.

By Moonlight We Ride | Music Video

First in Line | Music Video

Love is a Terrible Thing to Waste | Music Video

Looking at the Moon | Music Video

Ode to My Sisters & Brothers | Music Video

Come Easily | Music Video

Keep Warm | Music Video

HOMEGROWN Lyrics

Keep Warm

= Verse 

Looking down on the Rocky Mountains

on a jet plane flying over

peering out the window clouds pass me by

Well, I must have been crazy,

to love a wild fire.

A wildfire explodes then it’s gone.

 

= Chorus

And a change in the weather,

the wind changes direction.

Just a signal that the fire’s gone cold.

 

the times we spent in love

are the times that last FOREVER.

Sure gonna miss them when they’re gone.

 

But they’ll keep me warm

Yes they keep me warm

Ohh they Keep Me Warm

ALL THE TIME

 

= Verse 

Wishing you were here with me

drinking my bourbon whiskey,

just one kiss of your lips would light up the sky

Streets of Philadelphia

Golden Sun of California

freedom sings her song, the greatest gift of all.

 

= Chorus

Well I’ve been around the world

this old world a few times

One thing I’ve learned I will explain

 

the times we spent in love

are the times that last FOREVER.

Sure gonna miss them when they’re gone.

 

But they’ll keep me warm

Yes they keep me warm

Ohh they Keep Me Warm

ALL THE TIME

Ode to My Sisters & Brothers

= Verse 

My guiding light

brothers & sisters tonight

I’ll tell you one thang

play some guitar sweet

baby move your feet

lord we’ll get this whole place swinging

—————

kiss of love to my sisters

a shout out to my brothers right now

—————

tell you right now

if it all went south

happy to be right here with you BABE

= Chorus

This road is heavy

but I’ll find my way

Nothing but Dangerous Highway

First in Line

= Verse 

Give me rock and roll music till the end of time

if I need to sell my soul ill be the first in line

Favorite tune blasting from the radio

Can’t, you hear me knocking by the Rolling Stones

Dance with me baby

hold me real close

the one I choose 

the one I love the most

= Chorus

Baby show em how it’s done 

hold me little chosen one

baby show en how it’s done

= Verse 

Woke up this morning feeling no pain

my baby’s love hits me like the pouring rain

Here comes the evening watch my baby sway

beauty flows like some fine champagne

Hang with me baby 

walk real close

the one I choose 

the one I love the most

= Chorus

Baby show em how it’s done 

hold me little chosen one

baby show en how it’s done

= Verse 

Say now little baby don’t you board that jet

I ain’t half done with the whole of you yet

The full moon’s a GLOW It’s gonna wax & wane

saxophone playing by the subway train

My partner in crime 

lets chase down so fun

hold you as tight as I can 

my little chosen one

= Chorus

Baby show em how it’s done 

hold me little chosen one

baby show en how it’s done

Looking at the Moon

= Verse 

One solitary man looking at the moon, looking at the moon

One beaten down dream had the guts to stand, stand tall through it all

I saw her run, run into the night, run across the dawn

One single rose was thrown it fell into my hand, it fell into my hand

 

= Chorus 2X

I will rideacross the midnight sky

I see you look up, with your starlit eyes

 

= Verse 

One solitary man looking at the moon, looking at the moon

One look in those eyes blew my mind, blew my mind

One heart rise above the rest All the rest will fall, All the rest will fall

One look in those eyes I decided to stay, I decided to stay

 

= Chorus 2X

I will rideacross the midnight sky

I see you look up, with your starlit eyes

 

4X Bridge ———- INSTRUMENTAL

Roll on the back of the Milky Way if you like

 

= Chorus 2X

I will rideacross the midnight sky

I see you look up, with your starlit eyes

 

= Verse 

One look in those eyes blew my mind, blew my mind

One listen to her song Filled my heart, it didn’t take long

One listen to her song blew my mind, blew my mind

One solitary man looking at the moon, looking at the moon

 

= Chorus 2X

I will rideacross the midnight sky

I see you look up, with your starlit eyes

I Can’t Find My Way (Call of the Wild)

= Verse
babe I can’t find my way back home
I can’t find no air to breathe
I can’t find my way outta here
Lord it might be the death of me
Lord, I know that you need me home
the wheel in the sky on fire
gonna say to me it’s just a lie
when that something calls me out in the night

= Chorus
Gone are the times away
gone are the nights alone
I can see your light shine
it brings me back from the call of the wild

= Verse
Neon light burn holes in my eyes
moon screams out my name
lord I’ve been like a moth to the fire
I’m tuned into the call wild
Baby HELL YES I know
hard living’s not where I want to be
the price of what I think is being free
I don’t know what calls me out into the night

= Chorus
Gone are the times away
gone are the nights alone
I can see your light shine
it brings me back from the call of the wild

= Verse
Now I know that I’ve always been home
I’m now awake from that lucid dream
the one that took the breath outta me
the one that scared the death outta me
Lord, I know that you got me home
I see love in your eyes are on fire
I know that you are my burning light
your beauty called me back in from the night

= Chorus
Gone are the times away
gone are the nights alone
I can see your light shine
it brings me back from the call of the wild

= Verse
The moonshine screams out my name
raging soul cant ever be tamed
lord I’ve been like a moth to the fire
I’m tuned into the call wild
Baby HELL YES I know
hard living’s not where I want to be
the price of what I think is being free
I don’t know what calls me out into the night

Come Easily

= Verse 

Makes no difference where I’m going

doesn’t really matter where I’ve been

When I feel her eyes upon me

I know, I’m exactly where I need to be

 

= Chorus

Home is where you make it

Sweet home should come easily

Could be on some distant beach I’m a lying

Could be ‘neath the shade of my baby’s tree

 

= Verse 

I spent six years in New York City

like living in a penitentiary

Stole a motorbike rode it to the ocean

My broken heart came back to me

 

= Chorus

Home lord you’ve got to go out and take it

Sweet home should come easily

Could be on some highway that I’m riding

Could be left behind in those city streets

 

Bridge 8X

Mercedes to SKAT and Hum along with the bridge.

 

= Verse 

I came to reside in California

Spend my days rolling at the beach

All the pretty girls there they let their hair down

they’ve got nothing on my sweet beauty

 

= Chorus

Home feels just like my woman

Does it fell good?! Lord you’d better believe

She comes & joins me anywhere Im lying

She gives me shade beneath her tree

Fare Thee Well

= Verse 

The moon came out

and the Milky Way disappeared

staring at my shadow

wondering how the hell I got here

 

could it be that this happenstance 

is what brought me to this place tonight

or am i just another fool

blinded by the moonlight

 

= Chorus

maybe baby time will tell

maybe baby time will tell

my brother fare the well

maybe baby time will tell

 

= Verse 

On the day that our father died 

the songbird she starts to cry

the songbird could only cry

I lost my place in this here world

he was our symbol of the GOOD life

 

Let my tears be the seed that heals

the scars left on this here farm

it’s not that you done me wrong

it’s just we’ve all got broken hearts.

 

= Chorus

maybe baby time will tell

maybe baby time will tell

my brother fare the well

maybe baby time will tell

 

= Verse 

Thirteen years to the day

I can still feel you by my side

I can still see your smiling face   like yesterday

all I got to do is close my eyes.

 

At the first light to the new day

cold water wakes my warm face

I try to swim beyond the horizon line 

because I know you’ll be by my side

 

or

as I climb up through the rising tide

feels real good to have you by my side.

 

= Chorus

maybe baby time will tell

maybe baby time will tell

my brother fare the well

maybe baby time will tell

LOVE Is a Terrible Thing To Waste

= Verse 

Take to the street to play music

got my amplify

open guitar case

All of the hookers and hustlers

gonna make em move

where they congregate

 

= Verse 

Pro-stit-tutions illegal

but ya’d never know

by the look of this place

Mind you I’ve got no problem

cause I tell you LOVE 

is a terrible thing to waste

 

= Chorus

Ask me where Im goin’

I’m a going way down town

Ask me what I’ll be up to

I say I’m a gonna spread a little love around

 

= Verse 

Playing myself some guitar

a big old smile

right across my face

I’ve been out here for 3 hours

I think its time

to smoke a little jay

 

= Verse 

Inspiration she finds me

on crowded sidewalks

just about any place

When I’m with her I hold her so closely

cause I tell you LOVE 

is a terrible thing to waste

 

= Chorus

Ask me where Im goin’

I’m a going way down town

Ask me what I’ll be up to

I say I’m a gonna spread a little love around