Girl On Fire


Girl On Fire is a song by Alicia Keys, and I love it! Keys wrote a letter to her fans explaining what the song means, it’s quite inspiring and fits well within the theme of my blog, so thought I’d share.

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In Keys’ letter to her fans, she writes, “Girl On Fire is about new beginnings, new perspectives and fresh starts. It’s about finding your own inner strength and channeling it in a way you’ve never tried before. To be “on fire” is to allow yourself the freedom to take full control of who you are and how you want to live your life. To live your passion and shine your light unabashedly!! It’s that moment you choose to claim your power and be extraordinary! With this album, I hope to empower you in the way you have me… I hope to move you to be your own phenomenal self in life. Thank you for your tremendous support throughout my career and for being a part of my journey as an artist. I’m so proud to share Girl On Fire with you all. I can’t contain the flame!!!! Never contain yours!!!”

This song is awesome in so many ways. The lyrics encourage you to love yourself the way you are and let your unique light shine bright. The message conveys that strength and courage come from the inside and the only person who can create your own happiness is you. When you ground yourself in your beliefs and charge forward with confidence you become unstoppable, no matter what the hardship.

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Keys states, “To be “on fire” is to allow yourself the freedom to take full control of who you are and how you want to live your life.” Don’t let others sway your decisions, opinions, goals and dreams. Stay true to who you are and whoever wants to support you in that journey will be by your side. Your passion is your light and taking control of your life is your freedom. Don’t ever let anyone take that away from you.

To empower means to make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights. I hope I can help do that for you the way Keys did that for her audience. Thinking about and taking care of “me” first is not selfish. Loving yourself gives you strength and endurance to reach your goals, take new risks, grow relationships and take care of others.

If nothing else, don’t ever let anyone ever dull your sparkle. Check it out for yourself. I hope you become as inspired as I did by the music.

Music Video.

Lyrics:

She’s just a girl and she’s on fire
Hotter than a fantasy, lonely like a highway
She’s living in a world and it’s on fire
Filled with catastrophe, but she knows she can fly away

Ohhhh oh oh oh oh
She got both feet on the ground
And she’s burning it down
Ohhhh oh oh oh oh
She got her head in the clouds
And she’s not backing down

This girl is on fire…
This girl is on fire…
She’s walking on fire…
This girl is on fire…

Looks like a girl, but she’s a flame
So bright, she can burn your eyes
Better look the other way
You can try but you’ll never forget her name
She’s on top of the world
Hottest of the hottest girls say

Ohhhh oh oh oh
We got our feet on the ground
And we’re burning it down
Ohhhh oh oh oh oh
Got our head in the clouds
And we’re not coming down

This girl is on fire…
This girl is on fire…
She’s walking on fire…
This girl is on fire…

Everybody stares, as she goes by
‘Cause they can see the flame that’s in her eyes
Watch her when she’s lighting up the night
Nobody knows that she’s a lonely girl
And it’s a lonely world
But she gon’ let it burn, baby, burn, baby

This girl is on fire…
This girl is on fire…
She’s walking on fire…
This girl is on fire…
Oh, oh, oh, oh ohhhhh oh oh oh ohhh oh oh oh ohhhh…
She’s just a girl and she’s on fire

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