St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)

Album: St. Elmo's Fire soundtrack (1985)
Charted: 6 1
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  • Growin' up you don't see the writing on the wall
    Passin' by, movin' straight ahead you knew it all
    But maybe sometime if you feel the pain
    You'll find you're all alone everything has changed

    Play the game you know you can't quit until it's won
    Soldier on, only you can do what must be done
    You know, in some ways you're a lot like me
    You're just a prisoner, and you're tryin' to break free

    I can see a new horizon underneath the blazing sky
    I'll be where the eagle's flying higher and higher
    Gonna be a man in motion
    All I need is a pair of wheels
    Take me where the future's lying St. Elmo's fire, ooh

    Burning up don't know just how far that I can go
    Soon be home, only just a few miles down the road
    I can make it, I know I can
    You broke the boy in me, but you won't break the man

    I can see a new horizon underneath the blazing sky
    I'll be where the eagle's flying higher and higher
    Gonna be a man in motion
    All I need is a pair of wheels
    Take me where the future's lying St. Elmo's fire

    I can climb the highest mountain, cross the wildest sea
    I can feel St. Elmo's fire burning in me, burning in me

    Just once in his life, a man has his time
    And my time is now I'm comin' alive

    I can hear the music playin' I can see the banners fly
    Feel like a man again
    I'll hold my head high

    Gonna be a man in motion
    All I need is a pair of wheels
    Take me where the future's lying St. Elmo's fire

    I can see a new horizon underneath the blazing sky
    I'll be where the eagle's flying higher and higher
    Gonna be a man in motion
    All I need is a pair of wheels
    Take me where the future's lying St. Elmo's fire

    I can climb the highest mountain, cross the wildest sea
    I can feel St. Elmo's fire burning in me
    Burning, burning in me
    I can feel it burning, ooh burning inside of me Writer/s: David Foster, John Stephen Parr
    Publisher: Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 16

  • Seventhmist from 7th Heaven"St. Elmo's fire" is a weather phenomenon in which luminous plasma is created by a corona discharge from a sharp or pointed object in a strong electric field in the atmosphere (such as those generated by thunderstorms or created by a volcanic eruption).
  • Jeramy Stanton Essary from Baxter Springs Kansas Glory of Love , written by David Foster, was for Peter Cetera's single from The Karate Kid 2 movie. Not Chicago. Cetera was on his way oit of Chicago to be a solo act.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 31, 1985, John Parr performed "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #2 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, the following week it would peak at #1 {for 2 weeks} and it spent 22 weeks on the Top 100.....
    It reached #1 {for 2 weeks} on the Canadian RPM Singles chart and #6 on the United Kingdom's Singles chart...
    The week "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" peaked at #1 on the Top 100 chart, David Foster's "Love Theme from 'St. Elmo's Fire'" was at #69, and on November 11th it would peak at #15 {for 1 week}.
  • Jeremy from Spokane, WaMy 10 year old autistic son Drew actually found this song for me if you can believe that. Since he doesn't rarely talk much. I found out he had been listening to it on his tablet for a while now. Its one of his favorite songs. So now we both jam it. And after reading about how the song was made makes it even more special. Thanks to my special son Drew. And thank you Jon Parr.
  • Travis from Colombo, Sri Lanka (ceylon)This song was played for a traning program in the hotel.I realy enjoyed listing to it and my 13 years old daughter sing's it beautifully.The song is used as the Motivation song for the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Sri Lanka.
    Thank you,
    Travis.
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdThere are two themes from St. Elmo's Fire this one and the love theme, an instrumental by David Foster that became one of his few Billboard hit singles as a solo artists. His other hit was "The Best of Me" with Olivia Newton John.
  • Madison from Norway, MeI still like the song John Parr did in that Spongebob episode (Band Geeks).
  • Eric from Lewisburg, TnI read in a book about the background stories of popular songs that "St. Elmo's Fire" was actually supposed to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song (1985). It also said that the Academy was very confident about the song and was certain that it would be the front-runner in the nominees. But when it was found out that it wasn't really written for the film, they had to take it out of the nominations.
  • Vikas Kuchu from San Jose, CaThis song reminds me of my escapades
    from San jose to Lake Tahoe(yr 1999)..the spectacularscenary Accent & decent into Wilderness, & pictureque snow capped Lake..Simply magnificent. I recall i got a job after an interview at the World biggest chipmaker(no pts for guessing) in Folsom. I drove a Chevy (mid size rental car) to Tahoe and heard this wonderful song... Thanks John !..

    Ofcourse i got fired a yr later ..all good things
    come to an end sadly.

    --Vikas Kuchu
  • Martin from Yorkshire, EnglandHi,i only live 3 miles from john and my mum lives about 500 meters from him.I went to see him 2 weeks ago in Doncaster at the dome.John said he couldnt get inspired to write a song for the film untill he met Rick.So the song was written for Rick.John's last album was man with a vision in 1992 from which came restless heart the theme to the running man for Arnie.Hes wrote a movie called the road to damascus a couple of years ago for which he almost won an oscar.By the way if you get a chance to see him play live,do it cos he was fantastic.
  • Mikko from Helsinki, FinlandGreat great upbeat song - the REAL 80's spirit.
    The movie was great too. I even have the poster on the wall.
  • Rob from Vancouver, CanadaThe original title was "Man in Motion" and was actually written about Rick Hansen. It was written by producer David Foster from Victoria. I love the line "you broke the boy in me, but you won't break the man".
  • Dylan from Greenville, OhThis song was playing on the radio as I was driving to my first ever job interview. I got the job. I love it.
  • Dee from Indianapolis, InI always get pumped up when I hear this song. It gives me hope and makes me look to a bright future. I've only seen the movie all the way through once, and I love the soundtrack!! Not a bad tune on it if you ask me.
  • Mia from Wellston, MiThis is in bowling for soups 1985
  • Ayns from Vancouver, CanadaThe full title of the song is sometimes listed as St. Elmo's Fire (Man in MOtion). It was the theme song used by Rick Hansen as he wheelchaired around the world for spinal cord reserach in 1986.
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