George Strait Channels ‘The Fireman’ in Throwback Concert Snap

by Keeli Parkey

Country legend George Strait did his part to put out some fires on Twitter today (Monday, March 22). And, of course, he was able to do that with one tweet.

With the tweet in question, the King of Country reminded fans of his hit 1980s song “The Fireman.” Here’s what he had to say: “They call me the fireman. That’s my name.” #TheFireman.” The tweet also included a photo of George Strait on stage. You can check it out below.

It should come as no surprise that fans of George Strait were happy to share their thoughts on the popular singer’s tweet. In addition, it’s no surprise that the fans really enjoyed it. Here are a few of their thoughts:

#TheFireman is the reason some ladies have considered setting fires in their homes & dialing 9-1-1, in hopes that #GeorgeStrait would show up in a fire engine, wearing a cowboy hat & a slicker.”

“Best Cowboy with best singing voice.”

George Strait Releases ‘The Fireman’ in 1985

According to the King of Country’s website, “The Fireman” was released as part of his 1985 album “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind.” The was his fourth studio album and it went platinum. Additionally, it went on to receive the “Album of the Year” award at both the CMAs and the ACMs. Another hit single from the album was “The Cowboy Rides Away.”

“The Fireman” was written by Mack Vickery and Wayne Kemp. Also, it was released in May of 1985. While the song wasn’t the biggest hit ever for Strait, it was very successful. The song made it all the way to No. 5 on the country music chart.

So, what story does “The Fireman” tell? Well, the song is about a very charming man who has the ability to get some pretty mad women to chill out no matter how mad they are. He also knows how to read people and situations and he uses that to his advantage. The song gives George Strait a chance to show off his charm, as well as his smooth singing voice.

Here are a few lyrics from “The Fireman”: “Hey, well, everybody’d like to have what I’ve got / I can cool ’em down when they’re smolderin’ hot / I’m the fireman, that’s my name / Last night they had a bad one / A mile or two down the road/ Well, my buddy walked out / And left his woman burnin’ out of control / Well, I was down there in ’bout an hour or so / With a little mouth to mouth, she was ready to go / I’m the fireman, that’s my name.”

You can also listen to George Strait sing “The Fireman” below.