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Hem — The Fire Thief
Album: Eveningland
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 1335









Released: 2005
Length: 4:00
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Wouldn't be the first time love made a fool of me
Wouldn't even care but now you're here to see
It comes as no surprise
Just leave the light on

What I wouldn't give if you could have it all
The sun that's going down the bed that breaks the fall
The cradle and the bow
So you can take comfort now
You can take comfort now...

Sometimes a heart can break and make its own relief
The way a cold dark night invites the fire thief
He wants to show us how
So we can take comfort now
We can take comfort now
We can take comfort now

Leave the light on...
Comments (209)add comment
Motel 6 theme song?
Some voices can scoop/slide in my ears all day long...
Do you know how much the electric bill is going to be
 Imkirok wrote:
Trump wasn't President in 2005.
 
It's looking like he will be in 2025. Time will tell, though.
 MassivRuss wrote:

And we had two Awesome Wars going just great, and Katrina, and three more years of the Stupidest President in History. Yee ha. 2005.

 
Trump wasn't President in 2005.


Is it just me, or does this sound a lot like 10K Maniacs with Mary Ramsey doing lead vocals?
  coloradojohn wrote:
This gem from Hem always takes me back to '05, a glorious year: Tokyo was the Center of the Freaking Universe; Work was plentiful and Play was never better...

  
MassivRuss wrote:

And we had two Awesome Wars going just great, and Katrina, and three more years of the Stupidest President in History. Yee ha. 2005.

 
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"
 leafmold wrote:
music to be in a coma by....

 
what was that? ...  oh ... yeah ... hey, is that a chandelier floating down onto my head?
music to be in a coma by....
Such a sweet voice.
 Cynaera wrote:
Bumped this from 8 to 9.  I needed a good cry, and this song just gently soothed me into it. It's beautiful...{#Meditate}


(sigh...  
)

yes, Sandy Denny and Karen Carpenter gentleness in ways

 


We'll leave the light on for you.

 
Reminds me of the Coors. A little over produced for my taste or maybe current mood but I like it.
 Pedro1874 wrote:

I knew there would be a great comment by Cynaera for this gorgeous track.  We all miss your comments.  RIP Ann {#Sunny}

 
Hear, hear.

 
 suesblues wrote:
{#Moon}{#Stop}{#Beat}{#Frustrated}

there's too much sentimental slop on this station lately....
sorry, I've been a loyal fan for the last two years but lately have been having to hit the PSD button so often it can't keep up with me......

 
Wow, I looked over your song ratings, and I wouldn't disagree with you on what I scanned.  But in this case, I do disagree.
{#Moon}{#Stop}{#Beat}{#Frustrated}

there's too much sentimental slop on this station lately....
sorry, I've been a loyal fan for the last two years but lately have been having to hit the PSD button so often it can't keep up with me......
 Cynaera wrote:
This is so good... It's evening, I worked my assets off, I'm sunburned and at least two muscles in my leg may never walk again, but I have a prism in my window, and the sun is creating rainbows that are dancing all over my walls. And this song is so relaxing and pleasant... All those jagged edges are rounded, and I feel like life isn't so bad. Cats are sacked out. Let's just keep this rather Zen moment for a little while longer - tomorrow comes too soon. {#Sunny}{#Meditate}

 
I knew there would be a great comment by Cynaera for this gorgeous track.  We all miss your comments.  RIP Ann {#Sunny}
Lots of love for this song, but not from me.  I cannot stand Hem. If I have to hear this in a commercial, I can tolerate it--but that's where it belongs.
 coloradojohn wrote:
This gem from Hem always takes me back to '05, a glorious year: Tokyo was the Center of the Freaking Universe; Work was plentiful and Play was never better...

 
And we had two Awesome Wars going just great, and Katrina, and three more years of the Stupidest President in History. Yee ha. 2005.
This gem from Hem always takes me back to '05, a glorious year: Tokyo was the Center of the Freaking Universe; Work was plentiful and Play was never better...
Overall reminds me of a cleaner sounding, happier K's Choice.
 rdo wrote:

There is something very 70s about this song.  It reminds me of childhood.  Happy times. 



 
Yeah, in a sort of Karen Carpenter  / AM radio way.  I hear it too!
mmmm.....{#Sunny}
 bluecshells wrote:
Love HEM

 
..love her..8!..

There is something very 70s about this song.  It reminds me of childhood.  Happy times. 


{#Boohoo}
Beautiful
She's singing to me. Ok...she's not...but I wish she was.
..hem meet me; me this is hem..dunno if it's love at 1st listen, but it's close..thx RP!..
Agreed that it's been around a little too long. also i like it. hmmm. time to let go.
{#Sunny}
This has been on the playlist too often for too long.  
 sirdroseph wrote:


Karen Carpenter was one of the most talented vocalists of the 20th century and her spirit demands an apology.{#Snooty}
 
YO!  I love KC!!!   {#High-five}
Bump +1 to 8 having stood the test of a little time   ;-)
Next time I want to seduce a single mom in a trailer park, ill be sure to bring this along... good with red wine and crickets after the kid is asleep,,, zzzzzzzzzz oops... its the afternoon and id rather have upbeat music now....
I've never heard this before, this is really nice!
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.............
awful, please make it stop, can't stand this {#Sick}{#Stop}
Just heard this last night in the movie "Wedding Daze" with Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher.  Not a good movie, though it had some funny writing in it...
 d-don wrote:
Soothing and pleasing. 9
 
I concur.

Soothing and pleasing. 9
like sandy denny....
 sirdroseph wrote:


Karen Carpenter was one of the most talented vocalists of the 20th century and her spirit demands an apology.{#Snooty}
 


Reading that i thought you were going to end it with "..her spirit is busy right now entertaining god"
 Kilroy wrote:

Paging Karen Carpenter.....It's the 70's calling.


 

Karen Carpenter was one of the most talented vocalists of the 20th century and her spirit demands an apology.{#Snooty}
 SheRidesABeemer wrote:
Reminds me of the Cowboy Junkies...nice
 

Ahhhh that is why I hate it.
Forgot how much I love Hem once upon a time. Their first two albums were my favorite and then I'm not sure what happened.  Still a great tune.
 dcdude wrote:
Nice song from a pleasant album.  Great for snuggling or calming one down during rush hour.

 

Yes, this is a very nice tune. 

People from DC have great taste in music {#High-five}.  
Reminds me of the Cowboy Junkies...nice
Love HEM
Thank you, Bill and RP, for once again exposing me (!!) to an artist whom I most likely would never have heard anywhere else, which is saying a lot since I have satellite radio in my car, cable music channels at my disposal at home (most of them *oughtta* go in the disposal!) as well as apple TV for streaming web music (always on RP!). I clicked through the link to buy the mp3 cd on Amazon. First time I've ever downloaded an mp3 album - I own many hundreds of "real" CDs and it's hard to make the switch, but hey - ya gotta get with the times at some point! (I mention this only because I like to remind listeners that RP gets a lil monetary compensation whenever listeners click through to Amazon or iTunes from the RP website) Thanks again!
Bumped this from 8 to 9.  I needed a good cry, and this song just gently soothed me into it. It's beautiful...{#Meditate}
Me like! 1st time hearing this artist - 8!
 phlattop wrote:

Couldn't agree more. And great for snuggling, especially if the other person looks like the lead singer ;-)
 
she looks a bit like Lea Thompson
Beautiful.  Love a new discovery.
 rtrudeau wrote:
What other station would seque from Procol Harum to Hem? Bill, you are simply the BEST. 

 
Couldn't agree more. And great for snuggling, especially if the other person looks like the lead singer ;-)

Zep wrote:
Mostly harmless.
Time for a Jynnan Tonnyx.

nice voice though
She sings right in key, like Margot Timmons.  I always appreciate that.  I don't mind the sleepiness; I need sleep sometimes.
 drife wrote:

Clearly, you are smoking too much crack.

 
Clearly, you are not smoking enough.

 Kilroy wrote:

Paging Karen Carpenter.....It's the 70's calling.


 
Clearly, you are smoking too much crack.

Paging Karen Carpenter.....It's the 70's calling.


 Caribbeing wrote:
soporific.
 
Um, why not just use the {#Sleep} icon? Soporific means "sleep-inducing" afterall.

I love this song, because it induces sleep, which is one of those weird things I can't seem to master.

soporific.
This is so good... It's evening, I worked my assets off, I'm sunburned and at least two muscles in my leg may never walk again, but I have a prism in my window, and the sun is creating rainbows that are dancing all over my walls. And this song is so relaxing and pleasant... All those jagged edges are rounded, and I feel like life isn't so bad. Cats are sacked out. Let's just keep this rather Zen moment for a little while longer - tomorrow comes too soon. {#Sunny}{#Meditate}
I know it's not entirely this artist's fault, but the last 4 songs (Baker Street, that Hans Zimmer ditty, To Sheila, this one) could be the featured hits for a new K-Tel album: Boredom Rock!
nite nite....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 pierpod wrote:
{#Heartkiss}{#Kiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Kiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Kiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Kiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Kiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Kiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Kiss}
 
Are those French Kisses??

Mostly harmless.
The strings make it.
 spacemoose wrote:
Didn't you read the guys post?  Snuggling is way to feminine...
 
But snuggling often leads to other things ..... {#Wink}
 fuh2 wrote:
Too slow, mellow and feminine for me.
 
Nothing wrong with slow, mellow and feminine.
 spacemoose wrote:

Didn't you read the guys post?  Snuggling is way to feminine...

 
The what I like about RP listeners.  They know how to communicate!   

 peter_james_bond wrote:

Dude, see dcdude below....slow and mellow songs can be useful.....{#Wink}
 
Didn't you read the guys post?  Snuggling is way to feminine...

this is why i listen to radio paradise
works well with tv sports
sort of strange contrast but provides unique insight
hem
 fuh2 wrote:
Too slow, mellow and feminine for me.
 
Dude, see dcdude below....slow and mellow songs can be useful.....{#Wink}
Too slow, mellow and feminine for me.
Nice song from a pleasant album.  Great for snuggling or calming one down during rush hour.

Excellent. Truly excellent. I have loved the transition of the playlist today. From rocking out with Ozzy, Foo Fighters and Led Zepplin flowing eloquently to chilling out with this does a good morning make.



The most amazing voice I've never heard... ever.
What other station would seque from Procol Harum to Hem? Bill, you are simply the BEST. 

Love this, haven't heard it in a while.
 gabbadar wrote:
Is this disk any comparison to Rabit Songs?
 
I tend to like this album better, especially lyrically. {#Music}

very, very nice.


Hem is just amazing.  I would give anything to see them live!
Definite Everything But the Girl overtones in the quiet prettiness and absolute lack of edges.
Is this disk any comparison to Rabit Songs?
sublime
SYG
Reminds me of Annie Haslam and Rennaissance.
{#Heartkiss}{#Kiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Kiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Kiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Kiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Kiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Kiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Kiss}



This is just serene, I love Hem & I'd really like to see them live on 2009.

....and the Alison Krauss + Hem idea would be a magical pairing.

Run Hem and Allison Kraus side by side - wow, beautiful voices here . . . roll into stones Heaven?



Real pretty tune! Thanks Bill for yet another group I'd never heard of.
 stewliscious wrote:
reminds me of some cheesy 70's singer, but I cant think of who.  Plenty-o-cheese factor.
 
Melanie??
Very easy to listen too, beautiful!
reminds me of some cheesy 70's singer, but I cant think of who.  Plenty-o-cheese factor.
Like the Indigo Girls' little sister(s).
(To my taste, that would be a compliment.)

New and improved lady-ballads, now with less twang.
Ok wow, what a perfect followup to the Pumpkins. Great musical moments today.
Reminds me of Cowboy Junkies, with less whining.
I really like the subtle instrumental flourishes. Loverly!
This is an example of how well HEM's music is evolving, but Rabbit Songs is still their best over-all effort.
sweet jane... sweet jane... wha? no dat aint it
This is great. And I've never yet found any HEM music I don't like.
i think they did a real disservice to themselves by selling the rights to this and Half Acre to State Farm or whichever insurance company... hearing it on television all the time had the effect of heightening the already considerable muzac-y quality of the music...
cc_rider wrote:
What a voice. Wow.
Yah...
a noodle to nowhere
What a voice. Wow.
Beautiful, even by Hem standards.
rtkmusic wrote:
curious - exactly how does one steal fire?
Read your Prometheus.
curious - exactly how does one steal fire?
Smoooth !!
beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
Favorite song from my favorite band!
BOOORING!!!!
Nice to have something peaceful and sweet.
Sounds like warmth
:sleep:
I saw Hem just a couple weeks ago. Nice band, but definetly bedtime music.
drekar wrote:
NICE transition Bill!!! Smashing Pumpkins - To Sheila to this was seamless!
I agree! I thought it was a guest vocalist on the pumpkins cut. From one DJ to another, kudos! WannaBeMedia.com