Girl on Fire - A New Kind of Freedom

by Debbie L. Kasman in ,


By now, you’ve likely heard Girl on Fire, Alicia Key’s new single.  It’s all over the radio and was even recently featured in the Fox television series Glee.

“She’s just a girl and she’s on fire,” Keys sings in her raspy trademark voice. “Hotter than a fantasy, lonely like a highway.  She’s living in a world, and it’s on fire.  Feeling the catastrophe, but she knows she can fly away.”  And then in a thick, emotionally charged and power-filled tone, she belts, “This girl is on fire, this girl is on fire.  She’s walking on fire, this girl is on fire.”

The concept of passion-filled “girl on fire” is an interesting and alluring one, and it resonates deeply with me every time I hear the song.  So deeply in fact, that the melody and lyrics continue to reverberate in my head, long after the song has finished playing.         

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