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The Rolling Stones: Hang Fire Meaning


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Song Released: 1983

Hang Fire Lyrics

In the sweet old country where I come from
Nobody ever works
Yeah nothing gets done
We hang fire, we hang fire

You know marrying money is a full time job
I don't need the aggravation
I'm a lazy slob
I hang fire, I hang fire

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 5th report

    Hang fire means hold your fire, or wait to do something. Hold on, hang tight,procrastinate etc... he said himself he's a lazy slob.

  2. anonymous
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    Apr 5th 2020 report

    I always thought it referred to smoking marijuana out of a pipe.... you hold the lighter upside down.... thus “hanging fire”

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 11th 2019 report

    No longer true when jobs are plentiful and able bodied kids sit around while senior citizens struggle to work.

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 18th 2019 report

    It means when you have little money and no job why not just use to have fun. When recessions hit those in the working class lose their jobs some hit rock bottom and go out have fun.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 9th 2014 report

    Counterfeiting money - hang it up to dry.

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