Dolly Parton's newest single debuted at the Academy Country Music Awards puts into perspective that there's still time for the world to make things right by putting trust back into God.
The 58th Academy Country Music (ACM) Awards was held on Thursday, May 11, and Dolly Parton, alongside country star Garth Brooks, cohosted the event.
Parton performed her newest single "World on Fire," which is a blend of country and rock with direct words regarding God's removal from American culture.
The opening and closing lyrics are:
"Liar, liar, the world's on fire
What you gonna do what it all burns down?
Fire, fire, burnin' higher
Still Got time to turn it all around..."
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She then sings about the violence that has been seen across the United States further in the song.
"Billy got a gun / Joey got a knife / Janie got a sign to carry in the fight / Marching in the streets with sticks and stones / Don’t you ever believe words don’t break bones?"
Near the end of the song, Parton makes it known that there is a way to resolve all the chaos happening in the world by singing, "Can we rise up? / Can we show some love? / Do we just give up or make a change? / We know all too well / We’ve all been through hell / Time to break the spell, in heaven’s name."
Dolly Parton has never been one to shy away from her faith and sharing it with the media.
Most recently, Parton blessed a 13-year-old girl from Pansy, Manitoba by joining her for a Zoom call back in March.
Fallon Steeves has loved Dolly Parton for years, and as part of her wish for The Dream Factory, she got to meet the famous singer.
"World on Fire" is part of Parton's upcoming album Rockstar, which will be released on November 17.