Can't Fight Fire with a Match

from by John Bolduan

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Title track to the album "Can't Fight Fire with a Match". This song speaks directly to the hypocrisy of mounting an armed conflict to combat terrorism. I know that a lot of people would disagree, and that's OK, but I tend to believe peaceful solutions as I am not a big fan of suffering.

lyrics

[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]

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credits

from Can't Fight Fire with a Match, track released July 24, 2010
John Bolduan - Composer, guitar, vocals, solo
Kepa Elgoibar - Drums and back-ups
Harry Bird - Back-ups

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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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