Songs are not just songs being composed and they are created to impact peoples’ lives. For us listeners, we use songs to realize things. Those songs even can change our perceptions toward life. Also, it can turn us into better human beings. “Standing Outside the Fire” is one of the best songs that can be an inspiration to everyone. The direct words and lyrics can influence the way we see life. It is merely defining you to be yourself no matter what. The song is interpreted by the one and only Garth Brooks.
Standing outside the Fire…
Jenny Yates and Garth Brooks himself wrote the words and lyrics of “Standing outside the Fire.” It was released in 1993 as the third single from the album “In Pieces.” The song received worldwide success as it even topped the charts outside the United States. Due to its enormous impact, it placed at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Moreover, “Standing Outside the Fire” is widely known as a song of inspiration. Perhaps, it’s because of the words and the lyrics. Also, the favorite music video shows support for Special Olympics and it is genuinely emotional.
The music video shows a student with Down Syndrome signing up to join the regular Olympics instead of the Special Olympics. There is an argument between his parents whether they will allow him to participate or not. His father strongly disagreed while his mother supported him for his decision. The student and the mother trained for the event. It shows in the video how fuming the father is but the fuming is coming from a father’s love and concern. At the end of the video, the father supported his son. Indeed, the music video is emotional yet inspirational.
Garth Brooks, one of the most influential country artists of this generation. He can inspire his audience through his songs and performances. Undoubtedly, his voice and the content of his songs are one of a kind and can transform one’s life. Indeed, Garth Brooks is one of the great country singers we have today.
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