Like A Fire

from by Gerry Hannah



Another pretty pessimistic song I’m afraid. This is the first song I wrote after leaving the Subhumans in 1981. I wrote it just after quitting a horrible job working for a tyrant of a boss in Jasper, Alberta. Julie and I had moved there thinking that it would be great to live in the mountains that we loved, but we came back to Vancouver a few months later with our tails between our legs having had a very bad experience there. We were both pretty depressed and disillusioned with mainstream culture at that point. Six months later, we had joined Direct Action.


from Coming Home, released December 2, 2014



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Many people may know of Gerry Hannah through his 25 year on again/off again involvement with the seminal Vancouver punk rock band the Subhumans. Others may know of him through his brief involvement with an urban guerilla group known as Direct Action (aka the Squamish Five). But all along, Gerry has also been playing guitar, singing and writing folk/rock songs behind the scenes. ... more

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