Can't Fight Fire with a Match

by John Bolduan

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This is my first album and a culmination of years of writing and playing. It was also the step in deciding that I was going to be a professional musician.

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released July 24, 2010

Produced by: John Bolduan
Recorded and Mixed at Larraskitunes and Perroteproduce (Bilbao, Spain)
Engineered by: John Bolduan, Kepa Elgoibar
Mixed by: John Bolduan
Mastered by: John Bolduan
Album Design by: Steffi Degiorgio
Photography by: John Bolduan

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John Bolduan: Guitar, leads and vocals
Kepa Elgoibar: Drums on tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 and vocals on tracks 1, 5, and 7
Harry Bird: Vocals on tracks 1 and 7
Christophe Capewell: Vocals on track 7

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John Bolduan Saint Louis, Missouri

John Bolduan hails from St. Louis, Missouri, USA. His first album is entitled "Can't Fight Fire with a Match". It features lively melodies, heartfelt lyrics and tasteful fingerstyle guitar licks that border on virtuoso while remaining remarkably pleasant to the casual listener. The album was debuted at the highly regarded Focal Point music venue in St. Louis. ... more

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Track Name: Can't Fight Fire with a Match
[chorus]
No you can't fight fire with a match
Might seem like an easy road but it's much harder than that
Go and call your horses and tell 'em to come back
Because you can't fight fire with a match

Billy was a young, strong boy at the age of seventeen
Said, "Momma, I'm going out to fight the world and find my dream".
He ain't coming home no more and at night his momma screams
Because you can't make a lion from a cat

[chorus]

Suzy was a bright young girl, pretty as could be
Light of her momma's eye, an apple picked right off the tree
Then she met old Billy boy and he got between her knees
Now she's got a baby born to be

[chorus]

[solo]

[chorus]
Track Name: Hannah's Song
Pickin' flower pedals, yes or no, I keep saying things to make it go away
Momma's belly's growing, chest is full, time's erasin' what my future had in lay

My whole world's closing in
The time is right but right now I don't know
Which direction to go in
Whether to stop or let the child grow

Walkin' down the street I keep on thinkin' at the end, what are they all going to say?
Hard to handle, hard to think about it, all that I know, there's a price you have to pay

My whole world's closing in
The time is right but right now I don't know
Which direction to go in
Whether to stop or let the child grow

Baby Hannah's in my life
Not a day goes by that I thank god I have you
With you right here by my side
All I wanna to is wrap my arms around you

Pickin' flower pedals, yes or no, I keep saying things to make it go away
Momma's belly's growing, chest is full, time's erasin' what my future had in lay

My whole world's closing in
The time is right but right now I don't know
Which direction to go in
Whether to stop or let the child grow

Baby Hannah's in my life
Not a day goes by that I thank god I have you
With you right here by my side
All I wanna to is wrap my arms around you
Track Name: Dying to Know You
Well I'm dying just to get know you
Hoping that my dream might come true
But I'm up in a cloud and I'm feeling quite down because you are not right here with me
Now wouldn't it be sweet to make this dream complete and then I could go back to sleep

Well I would do anything that you want
Ask of me, I'll do it baby, easy you'll see
Tell me a time to be home
I will get there before you

Life could be so easy with me
Baby if you try it you'll see
That I'm only a man but I do what I can and the plan is to make you smile
We could stay here all night, together, wrapped up tight, I could live like this for a while

Well I would do anything that you want
Ask of me, I'll do it baby, easy you'll see
Tell me a time to be home
I will get there before you
Track Name: We All Fall In
Some of us were born to dance and all of us were born to eat
Put on clothes to cover up our arms, our chest, our legs and feet
When it's hot we tend to sweat and when it's cold we tend to freeze
Everybody loves a walk with someone all along the beach

Yeah we all fall in
Yes, we all fall in
Yes, we all fall in
Yes, we all fall into a category

Banker's job's to take the money
Worker's job's to let it go
Rich man laugh from at the top
The poor man cries from down below
Chance improves per dollar earned
No change in wage keeps chances low
How do you expect to live
Without a home to call your own?

Yeah we all fall in
Yes, we all fall in
Yes, we all fall in
Yes, we all fall into a category

Birds fly high and worms crawl low but on the ground is where they meet
If you want the crowd to listen take your voice into the street
On the brink of thinking realize the end and ebb and flow
Realize you are unique but none of us are different though

Yeah we all fall in
Yes, we all fall in
Yes, we all fall in
Yes, we all fall into a category

Days we're happy, nights we're the days, the years, the months go by
Through the window come the notes from songbird's gentle lullaby
Most of all I miss my mother, often think of going home
Good to be yourself but better when with your friends you're not alone

Yeah we all fall in
Yes, we all fall in
Yes, we all fall in
Yes, we all fall into a category
Track Name: If I Find a Way
Half of me is gold
The other half is grey
But then my baby blue
You know I'm comin' home to you
If I find a way

Got me thinkin' of
Like just the other day
But then my baby blue
You know I'm comin' home to you
If I find a way

Over ocean waters
A thousand miles away
But then my baby blue
You know I'm comin' home to you
If I find a way

I'd like to send you flowers
They'll arrive someday
But then my baby blue
You know I'm comin' home to you
If I find a way

Love it when you're here
Hate when you're away
But then my baby blue
You know I'm comin' home to you
If I find a way