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John Parr re-records the ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ theme song with Tebow-centric lyrics

Doug Farrar
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...And it's far, far worse than you can imagine.

If you were ever of a mind to "remember the 1980s," we have something that might have you thinking twice. Two-hit wonder John Parr, who wrote the "Man in Motion" song that became the theme to noted Brat Pack movie "St. Elmo's Fire" in 1985, has changed the lyrics of the song to reflect the singer's admiration for one Tim Tebow.

"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," Parr told FOX31 Denver on Monday.

The original "Man in Motion" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985 and was nominated for a Grammy. Parr re-recorded the track in October of 2011 at ESPN's request (of course) and later released the new version as a single. It wouldn't be the first time the song has enjoyed a rebirth — a dance mix take hit the charts in 2006 — but this could appeal to an entirely new (and ever-growing) audience. After all, you don't sell 10 million albums worldwide by being a dummy — generally speaking, the dummies sell a LOT more.

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Come to think of it, young Emilio Estevez does resemble Tim Tebow ... (Getty Images)

In any case, you can read the lyrics after the jump. We're off to stock up on canned goods and retire to the comfort of the underground bunker.

Tim Tebow's Fire (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 Tebow's 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 Tebow's Fire

I can climb the highest mountain
These Broncos can't 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

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