October 25

“We’ve Got a Good Fire Goin’:” One of Don Williams’ Best Songs

One of the best feelings in the world is to spend your life with the person you love. They make everything seem easy, and they take away the pain and sadness. This is exactly what Don Williams’ song “We’ve Got a Good Fire Goin’” is all about.

“We’ve Got a Good Fire Goin’” by Don Williams

“We’ve Got a Good Fire Goin’” is one of Don Williams’ best songs according to Billboard’s Critic’s Picks. The song was written by Dave Loggins in 1986. Don Williams recorded the song and included it on his album New Moves. Williams made this song enter the Billboard Country chart. The song placed at number three on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. In addition, it secured a spot on the Canadian chart at number two.

New Moves Album

His album New Moves was his fifteenth studio album. The album was released in 1986 by his record label Capitol Records. He made it reached number twenty-nine on the US Billboard Top Country Albums chart. His album was able to have four more songs to enter the Billboard chart. “Heartbeat in the Darkness” was his only single that reached number one on the country chart.

Moreover, this was Don Williams’ final number one song on the country chart. “Then It’s Love,” another song from his album that reached number three on the Billboard Country chart. His song “Señorita” placed at number nine on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. And lastly, “I’ll Never Be in Love Again” reached number four on the Billboard Country chart the following year.

The Song’s Content

“We’ve Got a Good Fire Goin’” is a song where the narrator was happy and lucky to be with a woman who makes him complete. Their love is so strong that nothing can ever break their relationship. Moreover, the narrator also mentions that they have everything they need that they do not need anything anymore.

We’ve got a feast on the supper table

Bread for breakin’

A blessing from the Lord for makin’ me such a fortunate man

The light of my life in the candle

Her face a glowin’

Oh, I’ve got a good woman and we’ve got a good fire goin’.


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