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Fire At The End Of The World

from 11 From Kevin: Songs Of Kevin Gordon by Julie Christensen

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    "Nearly 30 years after his first album, Gordon should be better known, as should Christensen, who was a staple in the Los Angeles punk and jazz scenes before her extraordinary collaborations with Leonard Cohen, and then a solo career. But these things happen. Now comes a record that adroitly fuses Christensen’s exploratory vocals with Gordon’s vividly drawn emotional and physical landscapes. The result brings out the best in both of them, especially in the way Christensen unearths veins of gold that were hiding in plain sight..." - Amos Perrine, NO DEPRESSION

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lyrics

Fire at the End of the World
(©Kevin Gordon, Little Rain Music BMI)
Me and Billy, seventeen

Sitting in class, feeling bored and mean

In came the teacher, said we had a guest 

She introduced the sheriff,
and put off the test 


He talked about pot, how folks grew their own 

Statistics were given, slides were shown 

Pills, powders, LSD

I found out what all that would do to me 

Around here things stay pretty slow

Hound dogs sleep in the middle of the road 

Gotta shuck the oyster to find the pearl

And I heard about a fire at the end of the world 


Didn’t know what we were doing, but we were gonna get it done 

Headed down Louisiana highway 1 

Life’s a magazine; the pages start to curl 

Down there by the fire at the end of the world 



Drove straight south til the road met the water 

Split a half a gram, & a hit of good blotter

Every bit of evidence was gone 

Sitting on the hood feeling it coming on 



There it was, a gold flame in the black velvet sky

Over the refinery so wild and high 

That’s when a parish deputy appeared 

Asked what we were doing down there 



He stared at Billy, he stared at me

I mumbled something about what we came to see

I give the devil neither the credit or the blame 

I was just down there looking for that flame



Sometimes you just want things to tilt and shine—

Change it up a little bit inside your mind. 

You gotta shuck the oyster to find the pearl

I heard about a fire at the end of the world

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from 11 From Kevin: Songs Of Kevin Gordon, released January 21, 2022

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Julie Christensen Jemez Springs, New Mexico

Julie Christensen’s story is woven into decades of Roots Music. A veteran of Leonard Cohen’s bands, she co-fronts post- punk rockers Divine Horsemen, which rebooted to release new work in 2021.
In lockdown in 2020, she decided someone should record an entire collection of Kevin Gordon songs. The result, 11 From Kevin, will be released early 2022 on WireBird Records.
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