It’s been a while since I’ve had a song of the week, but this morning I purchased the new Scissor Sisters album, Night Work, so I thought I would revive my SotW feature so that I can write about it.

Here’s the video for the first single off the album, “Fire with Fire”:

Of course I’ve heard about the Scissor Sisters since their first album came out, but I’ve never really listened to them before. I’m not sure why this is, but it’s probably just inertia or something. But then Jake Spears was interviewed in Butt Magazine, a queer zine that I love. (Click here and here for the interviews.)  Then I started to pay a little more attention.

While we were in England, we kept seeing advertisements for Night Work, so at some point I decided that I would give it a listen and see if I liked it. I sampled it on iTunes and enjoyed it, so I downloaded it so PJ and I could listen to it on our way to see his family in Indiana over the weekend.

So far, I love the album. It’s less campy than I had assumed it would be. It’s a great dance album, and most of the tracks are just plain fun, a great summer album. My favorite tracks are “Fire with Fire” and “Any Which Way,” which is brilliant — I especially love the following lines:

Take me anyway you like it
In front of the fireplace
In front of your yacht
In front of my parents
I don’t give a damn baby, just take me

Hilarious! “Fire with Fire” is a great rock anthem. Here are the lyrics:

You can see that you’re being surrounded
From every direction
And love was just something you found
To add to your collection
It used to seem we were number one
But now it sounds so far away
I had a dream we were running from
Some blazing arrows yesterday
You said, “Fight fire with fire
Fire with fire
Fire with fire
Through desire, desire, desire
Through your desire.”
Now the city blacks out the sun
That you know is rising
You can show me the work that you’ve done
Your fears have been disguising
Is it just me or is everyone
Hiding out between the lines
What will we be when we come undone
Just a simple meeting of the minds?
And we’ll fight fire with fire
Fire with fire
Fire with fire
Through desire, desire, desire
Through your desire
We’ll fight fire with fire
Fire with fire
Fire with fire
Through desire, desire, desire
Through your desire
Underneath your skies
There’s a million lights
Burning brightly just like fireflies
It’s cold and heaven surrounds you from every direction
‘Cause there’s someone behind every hand
That you’ve made a connection
And now we’re free to be number one
The morning isn’t far away
I had a dream we were holding on
And tomorrow has become today, become today
And we’ll fight fire with fire
Fire with fire
Fire with fire
Through desire, desire, desire
Through your desire
We’ll fight fire with fire
Fire with fire
Fire with fire
Through desire, desire, desire
Through your desire

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