Hearts On Fire
Recording Artist: Bryan Adams
Writers: Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Date Written: Started 1984 - completed July 1986 / Vancouver Canada
Albums: Into The Fire (A&M Records, 1987)
Live Live Live (A&M Records, 1988)
Anthology (A&M Records, 2005)
Charts: #3 - Billboard Album Rock Tracks Chart / 1987 (12 weeks on the chart)
#26 - Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart / August 1987 (13 weeks on the chart)
#57 - UK Chart / July 1987 (3 weeks on the chart)
#37 - The Record (Canada) / July 6, 1987 (6 weeks on the chart)
Audio: from the album "Live, Live, Live" (1988)
  Bryan Adams: rhythm guitar, vocal
Jim Vallance: percussion
Keith Scott: rhythm guitar, lead guitar
Tommy Mandel: organ
Dave Taylor: bass
Mickey Curry: drums
 
Produced by Bob Clearmountain and Bryan Adams.  Associate producer Jim Vallance.  Recorded by Bob Clearmountain, September 1986, at Cliffhanger Studios, West Vancouver.  Mixed by Bob Clearmountain, January 1987, at AIR Studios, London.
Comments:
"This Cab's On Fire"
45 sleeves: left, Australia / right, Brazil
"Hearts On Fire" was written towards the end the "Reckless" sessions, but it wasn't recorded until two years later, for Bryan's Into The Fire album. In fact, to my ear, the song seems out of context on "Into The Fire", being more a companion piece to "It's Only Love" than "Native Son".

In the mid-90s a Vancouver radio station recorded a "twisted" spoof of the song, re-titled "This Cab's On Fire" (see audio, left).  The re-worked lyric refers to the fact that many of Vancouver's taxi cabs are mechanically unsound and driven by recent immigrants with minimal knowledge of the English language, and even less knowledge of Vancouver's streets and addresses.
Lyrics:
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Some other time
Some other place
We might not have bin here
Standin' face to face
I just wanna tell ya
Made up my mind
You know I can't help the way I feel inside

Oh this heart's on fire
Right from the start it's bin burnin' for you
Oh this heart's on fire
One thing honey - this heart's true

The streets are empty
The lights are down
Ain't nothin' movin'
This side of town
So come on over
I ain't hard to please
Oh baby - what you get ain't always what you need

Oh this heart's on fire
It's getting hotter now can't you see
Oh this heart's on fire
From now on babe it's gonna be you and me

Risin' to my feet I can feel the heat
It's tryin' to pull me under
Runnin' through the night I can make it right
Its comin' on like thunder

Some got it good some got it bad
But you're the best I ever had
I never worry you're so fine
From now on babe I'm gonna be by your side

Oh this heart's on fire
Right from the start it's bin burnin' for you
Oh this heart's on fire
One thing honey - this heart's true