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In our interview with Ryan and Moon from St. Louis-based alternative rock band, Greek Fire, the duo shared with us the origin of their name. Greek Fire is an ancient weapon that was thrown on to ships. "It would spread like wild fire and water couldn't put it out," Moon told us. Hence, poetically speaking it's a pretty apropos name for a band.

In our newest sesh, the band share a pair of tunes that, even when stripped to their core, are combustible in nature. These are memorable hooks; the kind you only need to hear once to have bouncing around in your head all day. So give our new session a spin, let the choruses sink in, and share with your friends. There's a fire to spread...light the fuse and press play.

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certainly fits in with our grand vision.
Greek fire is an ancient weapon where you would, it was actually created by the Byzantine Empire and the Greeks and the Byzantines would throw this, concoction called Greek fire, it's like a jelly type thing onto ships.
And the reason they would do it is because it would burn it down and it would spread like wildfire.
And water couldn't put it out.
So, poetically speaking, it's a flame and a fire that just continues to spread and isn't so easy to put out.
I remember the nights caught up in dreaming my goodbyes, watching the door
for anything more than an ordinary life
I remember the days new beginnings on an open page
with something to prove and nothing to lose, not a soul to betray
Here I am, I'm living this dream and I can't hold
Here I am on my own on top of the world
On top of it all trying to feel invincible
Yeah, yeah, oh.
Yeah, yeah, oh.
I'm dying on top of the world
I remember the lies caught up in building paradise
The angels were slaves and demons behaved
and everything was alright
Ooh.
Here I am.
You know I'm living this dream
that I can't hold
Here I am on my own on top of the world
On top of it all trying to feel invincible
Yeah, yeah, oh. Yeah, yeah, oh.
On top of the world.
On top of it all
trying to feel invincible
I'm dying on top of the world
Oh, I hear the crowds beneath me
I'm wishing they could reach me, but I'm on top of the world
Up here I'm dying alone
Inside the walls of gold outside of happiness
It's all been a show and it's too late to confess
No room for heart and soul No room for innocence
On top of the world.
On top of it all
Trying to feel invincible.
Yeah, yeah, oh. Yeah, yeah oh
On top of the world On top of it all
Trying to feel invincible.
Yeah, yeah, oh. Yeah, yeah, oh
On top of the world.
On top of it all
Trying to feel invincible.
Yeah, yeah, oh. Yeah, yeah, oh
I'm dying on top of the world
stripped down, personally, I, I love that.
And part of the reason I love that is because I had a small fear of it earlier in my career.
It was a lot easier just to, you know, to play really loud with distortion and effects and what not.
But when you break a song down to its bare essentials there's nothing to hide behind, you know? And the song just kinda speaks for itself.
history with our band.
It was probably the second song that we ever wrote, years and years ago.
The things that we do acoustically gives us an opportunity to do songs that we love and completely other--, using a completely different, paintbrush.
And I probably did 12 different demos.
He probably did 30 different demos of that song.
And it just never, it never grabbed us the way that we knew the song should grab everyone else.
And when we got around to doing the first record, we just didn't feel like it fit.
We kinda wanted to November Rain it and, like, hold onto it, maybe, for a second or third release.
But it got around because we had done, like, a YouTube video or something of me just playing a piano, that Ryan filmed.
And it was our second most watched video.
And people shared it.
They loved it.
And then, when we were actually recording Top of the World and another song out in LA with our good friend, John Feldman, I was goofing around, while we were waiting for a set-up or something on, like, keyboard that was, was sitting there, and, I did the piano part to it and started singing and we had zero time but, it caught Feldman's attention.
He's like, "Um, do that again.
" And I did.
And he said, "Guys, what are you playing on that?" And they all played something.
And he said, "We gotta record that too.
" Oh, snow is on the ground, but I'm the air. It seems I'm missing everything and
there's nothing to share.
A bittersweet pill to take when nobody cares. Troubles
on my mind.
The weight on this traveler.
You're always here on my mind
You're always here on my mind
Now I'm in a land of foreign faces with people to learn among the stages
Perspective within the youthful ages
And all this has come Yes it comes from believing you
You're always here on my mind
You're always here on my mind
It's plain to see yeah, to places unknown
This music is my mistress and we travel alone
It's plain to see yeah, I see the saddest view
The view of my home.
You know me
I was doing what I know Finding every ear to listen
while we both go on missing who we are
You are my home, and I'm coming back I'll be coming back to you
You're always here on my mind
You're always here on my mind
You're always here on my mind
You're always here on my mind
In the terminal again touching your hand
- Cool! How was that?

Artist Bio

Greek Fire is a mission to capture the attention of a rock deprived generation. A mission to re-vitalize the spirit of rock music in all of it's purity and greatness. A mission to create uplifting, soaring music for those who need it now more than ever. Greek Fire is comprised of 4 young men from the planet Earth, each sharing an extreme passion for their respective instruments. Greek Fire is about purity and expression, poetry and mystery, the beauty of the journey. Faith in something greater, a quest into the unknown, a connection with the fire within. Embracing the power of words, the beauty of the guitar riff, the energy created through real rhythm, Greek Fire is a quest to resurrect the greatness of rock music for those who want something more. Natural melodies and rhythm with no cover ups, no pitch correction, no splicing and dicing it to perfection, just the spirit of that natural and attitude-filled first take. We invite you to the ride.

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