Tim Tebow’s Fire

Back in the mid-80’s there was a really popular movie called “St. Elmo’s Fire,” and one of the songs from the movie soundtrack reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and received a Grammy nomination. The song was written and performed by John Parr and was titled “Man in Motion.” It’s quintessential 80’s fare, and there’s not a Gen X’er reading this that doesn’t know the song.

It turns out that John Parr is still alive and kicking and has become a fan of Tim Tebow. So he rewrote the lyrics to the song as an ode to Tim Tebow! John Parr explains,

I was inspired by Tim Tebow so I wanted to modify the lyrics…in his honor of the way that he lives his life as being a great example.

What are the new lyrics? You can listen to them yourself above, or you can read the lyrics below. But yes, he does change “St. Elmo’s Fire” to “Tim Tebow’s Fire.” He also says, “Gonna be a man in motion, all I need is my Broncos team.” Enjoy!

Tim Tebow’s Fire

Original Lyrics by John Parr

Growin’ up
Gotta keep your eye on the ball

Make it fly,

Give it everything, give your all

But maybe sometimes if you feel the pain
You’ll find you’re all alone
Everything has changed

Play the game
You know you can’t quit until it’s won
Soldier on
Only you can do what must be done

You know I’m out there

Down on one knee
a prisoner
And I’m tryin’ to break free

CHORUS:

I can see a new horizon
Underneath the blazin’ sky
I’ll be where the eagle’s
Flyin’ higher and higher

Gonna be a man in motion

All I needs my Broncos team
Take me where my future’s lyin’
Tim Tebows Fire

Oooh…

Burnin’ up
Don’t know just how far that I can go
(Just how far I go)
Soon be home
Only just 4 downs to go
I can make it
I know I can
You broke the boy in me
But you won’t break the man

(CHORUS)

I can see a new horizon
blazin on the Mile High
I’ll be where the eagle’s
Flyin’ higher and higher

Gonna be your man in motion

All I needs my Broncos team
Take me where my future’s lyin’
Tim Tebows Fire

I can climb the highest mountain
These Broncos cant be beat
I can feel St Elmo’s Fire burnin’ in me
Burnin’ in me

Just once in his life
A man has his time
And my time is now
And I’m comin’ alive

I can hear the music playin’
I can see the banners fly
Feel like a man again

I’ll hold my head high
Gonna be a man in motion
These broncos can’t be beat
Take me where my future’s lyin’
Tim Tebow’s fire

(CHORUS)

I can climb the highest mountain
Cross the wildest sea
I can feel St. Elmo’s Fire burnin’ in me

Burnin’
Burnin’ in me
I can feel it burnin’
Oooh, burnin’ inside of me

17 Responses to Tim Tebow’s Fire

  1. Jim Hamilton January 12, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    Denny,

    Did you somehow alter the words and make this video yourself?

    Jim

    • Matt Svoboda January 12, 2012 at 9:14 am #

      lol- best comment I have seen in awhile.

    • Denny Burk January 12, 2012 at 9:59 am #

      Seems like it, but no.

  2. Micah Carter January 12, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    Wow. Just wow.

    • Denny Burk January 12, 2012 at 9:45 am #

      That’s what I thought too, Micah.

  3. jeff weddle January 12, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Just when you thought 80’s music couldn’t get any dumber. . .

  4. Dillon January 12, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    Somewhere, right now, this has become an anthem to someone. A slight smile and glint in the eye that no one will understand will cross this individuals countenance as he prepares for his next mission, his next conquest, drawing inspiration from this song.

    Onward Christian ( hopefully ) soldier. Onward.

  5. FWilliams January 12, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Not sure why you think this is so “goofy”. I think it is awesome that there is a Godly role model out there than Christians and non-Christians alike can look up to, and say, “Here is what a Christian is supposed to live like.” That Tim Tebow would have such an impact on a celebrity, who in all likelihood may not be a Christian, is evidence of God at work. How is that “goofy”???

    • Denny Burk January 12, 2012 at 10:57 am #

      I don’t think Tebow is goofy. I’m a big fan. I just think the song is kind of funny.

  6. Trevor January 12, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    “I think I’ll stick with my diet pepsi” That was painful…

  7. FWilliams January 12, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    “I was inspired by Tim Tebow so I wanted to modify the lyrics…in his honor of the way that he lives his life as being a great example.”

    I realize you weren’t calling Tim Tebow goofy. You were calling John Parr’s song “goofy”. I get it. I just think that if a celebrity (who I have seen no evidence to suggest he is a Christian) went to all the trouble to write two songs for Tebow because of Tebow’s “great example” we might want to thank God that someone had been impacted by that example, instead of calling that tribute “high on the goofy meter”.

    If John Parr is not a Christian, and he read this blog, how do you think that would impact him?

    • Denny Burk January 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

      FW,

      The news story I linked says that they asked Parr why he “parodied” his own song. That seems to indicate that Parr is a true fan but perhaps did this whole thing tongue-in-cheek. On the chance that your interpretation is right and mine is wrong, I’m going to edit my commentary. Thanks.

      Denny

      • FWilliams January 12, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

        Thanks. I realize it may sound like nitpicking, and I don’t mean to sound like that. I just have strong thoughts about how Christians’ words are perceived (fairly or not) by an unbelieving world, and how we as Christians sometimes don’t do ourselves any favors in that department. I appreciate the editing as well as your posting of the video. 🙂

        • FWilliams January 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

          Go Broncos.

  8. Richard January 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    Oh, the humanity!!!

  9. yankeegospelgirl January 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    Dear me.

  10. yankeegospelgirl January 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    But hey, at least it didn’t turn into “St. Tebow’s Fire.” 😀

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