Tear Jerker / Garth Brooks

This voice of nineties country music isn't burnin' the house down, he's making you blubber.

  • "Burning Bridges", in which a man contemplates his string of broken relationships, and knows that despite wanting desperately to change, he probably won't manage to do so until it's far too late.
  • "Standing Outside the Fire" can make one cry tears of amazement that someone could write such a wonderful song. The video is just as much of one, chronicling a boy with Down Syndrome refusing to compete in the Special tournament and going for the regular one instead.
  • "Good Ride Cowboy", despite (or maybe even because of) its upbeat tune, is still a tribute to his late friend Chris LeDoux.
  • "The Change" was written just after the Oklahoma City bombings.
  • "We Shall Be Free" was written just after the L.A. riots.
  • The video for "The Dance" contained clips of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger, John Wayne, country singer Keith Whitley, and bullrider Lane Frost (who died during an event).
  • Others include "When You Come Back To Me Again" and "More Than A Memory".
  • "Mom" can really get to anyone who has a close relationship to their mother.