Standing Outside The Fire 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've 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

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

Standing outside the fire
Standing outside the fire
Life is not tried, it is merely survived
If you're standing 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

Mulder song. We think it is those who have no scars, who donít let go and take risks that are cool. But it is the opposite. Mulder takes risks, he lets go, though his heart has many scars to show for it. He doesnít care what others think, takes the chance of sorrow and ridicule that comes with his quest. He has to be tough because of his quest, he canít stand on the sidelines and watch. Strength may be thought of as someone who can get by on their own, but true strength is being able to admit when you need help, to lean on someone and let them lean on you, you will take the fall for them. People might think him weak, unable to resist any little piece of information, any scrap of a clue. But he goes after them because he is so consumed by the idea that there is something out there and he is willing to give everything up for it. This can also be seen as his love for Scully. Heís willing to do anything for her. Thereís no point in living if he canít love her and if he canít find the truth. He wants to be so much more than her partner and there is no way that can happen if he doesnít take the chance.