Standing Outside The Fire

Garth Brooks


We call them cool
Those hearts that have no scars to show
The ones that never do let go
And risk the tables being turned                

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

But you got to be tough
When consumed by desire
Cause its 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 when 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
Bm C#m D E NC
I can't abide standing outside... the fire

Nice percussion solo (or just play A) then back to the chorus

(still a big GB fan...)

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