I’ve heard this Alicia Keys song a few times now, and I have been trying to decide how it relates to me, or if it even does.

Girl on Fire

Then last night at dance, my instructor used this song during our warmup. And it allowed me to be able to stretch a bit further, and lay back a little bit deeper, and reach into that space that I normally can’t reach into. And it was then I thought, maybe I am a girl on fire. And now since watching the video and seeing the interpretation of the lyrics, I think I just might be.

When researching this song, Wikipedia has a quote that Keys’ lyrics centre around toasting the “achievements of women everywhere”, although I don’t know who’s being quoted…

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

Oh, she got both feet on the ground
And she’s burning it down
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

Oh, we got our feet on the ground
And we’re burning it down
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 stands, 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…

She’s just a girl, and she’s on fire

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