Pixies — Dig For Fire
Album: Bossanova
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 798









Released: 1990
Length: 3:03
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There is this old woman, she lives down the road
You can often find her kneeling inside of her hole
And I often ask her "Are you looking for the motherlode?"
No, no my child, this is not my desire, and then she said

"I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire"

There is this old man who has spent so much of his life sleeping that he is able to keep awake for the rest of his years
He resides on a beach in a town where I am going to live
And I often ask him "Are you looking for the motherlode?"
No, no my child, this is not my desire and then he said

"I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire"

I'm digging for fire fire fire
I'm digging for fire
I'm digging for fire, for fire, for fire
I'm digging for, for fire
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Hate the Pixies. Please stop playing this rubbish. Urrggh
Hmm, I went for a 9, but okay,  I think it needs a 10 after all.  An absolutely awesome band,  almost every song a classic.
Love this song!!  Love this band!!
 DigitalJer wrote:
7 ?!?  What was I THINKING

10+

 
I just went 8 to 9, but yeah.
7 ?!?  What was I THINKING

10+
I have tickets to see them on Wednesday night!
This song is too short!
I have a headache, but I just turned the volume up. {#Bananajam}
This song rocks so hard.
Never heard it before, and love it!
This is such a brilliant LP -- so under appreciated when it came out - but holds up as well as --even better than-- so much of their stuff.  They were truly the best and most important band of the 80's & early 90's.

Kurt Cobain knew it -- he said of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' ""I was trying to write the ultimate pop song, I was basically trying to rip off The Pixies"

This gets a 10 -- so good.
/sees pixies, gives it 10
Every classic Pixies song gets a 10 from me!  
they have a new Kim now. 
 sandpebble wrote:
I think the Pixies were heavily influences by Jim Carroll. No one else seems to hear it or they don't know who Jim Carroll was.

 

They likely were influenced by a lot of "punk rock" folks - including Carroll, but it's not as if Carroll alone created that sound.  To me, they always seemed more influenced by Patti Smith than any other artists.  Then again, Patti and Jim allegedly were once room-mates , so who knows?
Wow, haven't heard this in a long time, thanks for playing it!  Brings back some college memories.
 sandpebble wrote:
I think the Pixies were heavily influences by Jim Carroll. No one else seems to hear it or they don't know who Jim Carroll was.

 
Son of the old Carrol, isn't he....?
 Frater_Kork wrote:
Reminds me a bit about Soul Coughing,
but mainly it reminds me of Pixies. ;)
 
Reminds me a bit of Fur Coughing. :o)

I'll get me hairball...
I am listening to Jim Carroll's 'Catholic Boy' right now and agree that he was a huge influence in the Pixies sound. Jim was influenced by Bob Dylan I feel also from his storytelling lyrics.  Can't wait to receive my Pixies SACD disc's from ebay!
I think the Pixies were heavily influences by Jim Carroll. No one else seems to hear it or they don't know who Jim Carroll was.