Standing Outside The Fire

Album: In Pieces (1993)
Charted: 28
  • We call them cool
    Those hearts that have no scars to show
    The ones that never do let go
    And risk it the tables being turned

    We call them fools
    Who have to dance within the flame
    Who chance the sorrow and the shame
    That always come with getting burned

    But you got to be tough when consumed by desire
    'Cause it's not enough just to stand outside the fire
    We call them strong
    Those who can face this world alone
    Who seem to get by on their own
    Those who will never take the fall

    We call them weak
    Who are unable to resist
    The slightest chance love might exist
    And for that forsake it all

    They're so hell bent on giving, walking a wire
    Convinced it's not living if you stand outside the fire

    Standing outside the fire
    Standing outside the fire
    Life is not tried it is merely survived
    If you're standing outside the fire

    There's this love that is burning
    Deep in my soul
    Constantly yearning to get out of control
    Wanting to fly higher and higher
    I can't abide standing outside the fire

    Standing outside the fire
    Standing outside the fire
    Life is not tried it is merely survived
    If you're standing outside the fire

    Standing outside the fire
    Standing outside the fire
    Life is not tried it is merely survived
    If you're standing outside the fire Writer/s: Garth Brooks, Jenny L. Yates
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Sarah from Truckee, CaNo, it wasn't We Shall Be Free. Jill is right...the video features a high school boy with Down Syndrome who decides not to participate in the school's Special Olympics but signs up for the regular event instead.
  • Deb from Piggott, Arnope, that was we shall be free. Sorry.
  • Deb from Piggott, ArI don't remember where I read this, but: I remember this is about Garth's sister, who was in his band and is gay. He loved her, was proud of her and admired her strength in dealing with life.
  • Jill from Nederland, Txthe music video features a mentally challenged boy trying out for the athletic trackteam instead of the special team
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