Standing Outside the Fire Album

Artist(s): Garth Brooks

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Garth Brooks Standing Outside the Fire Cover Art

Tracklist

Standing Outside the Fire

length: 3:51
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

[Chorus:]
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

[Chorus x2]

Friends in Low Places

length: 4:20
producer: Allen Reynolds
background vocals: Dewayne Blackwell, Bruce Bouton, Sandy Brooks, Mike Chapman, Rob Hajacos, Rusty Jones, Pat Alger, Pam Lewis, Buddy Mondlock, Steve Morley, Jim Rooney, Charley Stefl, Bobby Wood and Earl Lee
composer: Dewayne Blackwell, Earl Lee
Blame it all on my roots,
I showed up in boots,
And ruined your black tie affair.

The last one to know,
The last one to show,
I was the last one you thought you'd see there.

Then I saw the surprise,
And the fear in his eyes,
When I took his glass of champange,

and I toasted you,
Said honey we may be through,
But you'll never hear me complain,

(Chorus)
'Cause I got friends in low places,
Where the Whiskey drowns,
And the Beer chases my blues away,
And I'll be okay,
Ahhhh, I'm not big on the social graces,
Think I'll slip on down to the oasis,
Oh I got friends,
In low places.

Well I guess I was wrong I just don't belong
but then, I've been there before, everything is alright
I'll just say goodnight and I'll show myself to the door
Hey I didn't mean to cause a big scene just give me an
hour and then, well I'll be as high as that Ivory Tower that you're livin' in.

Chorus x 2

Well I guess I was wrong I just don't belong
but then I've been there before, everything is alright
I'll just say goodnight and I'll show myself to the door
Hey I didn't mean to cause a big scene just wait 'til I finish this glass
Then, sweet little lady I'll head back to the bar (haha) and you can kiss my ass

Chorus


Thanks to Jim Watkins for the correction

Every Now and Then

length: 3:43
I walked down to the park last night
Warm breeze stirring up a soft moonlight
And my mind started drifting to way back when
Yes I do think about you every now and then

The other day I saw a car like you used to drive
I got a funny feeling down deep inside
And for the briefest moment I felt a smile begin
Yes I do think about you every now and then

[Chorus]
I love my life and I've never trade
Between what you and me had and the life I've made
She's here and she's real, but you were too
and every once in a while I think about you

I heard a song on the radio just yesterday
The same one you always asked me to play
And when the song was over
I wished they played it again
Yes I do think about you every now and then

[Chorus]

I've been layin' here all night listenin' to the rain
Talkin' to my heart and trying to explain
Why sometimes I catch myself
Wondering what might have been
Yes I do think about you every now and then
Every now and then
Every now and then

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