Written by Tony Arata ("The Dance
," "Face To Face
"), this bluesy country track finds Garth Brooks pondering how we enter and leave life the same way: kicking and screaming. It's the same way we view all the things we think we don't want until we're about to lose them.
Brooks explained in his 2017 book, The Anthology Part 1: The First Five Years
: "[Arata] ties the circle of life in here, you know, telling us however you go out - you're going to go out - it'll be the same way you came in, kicking and screaming. You live your whole life kicking and screaming. What I love is this idea that, for all the changes, you never really grow up. You're just making noise, making sure everyone knows you're on this planet, trying to leave a mark with how much you're kicking the ground."