“A Fire I Can’t Put Out” is a song written by Darryl Staedtler, and recorded by American country music singer George Strait. It was released in May 1983 as the fourth and final single from his album Strait from the Heart. It was Strait’s second Number One hit on the Billboard country charts.
The narrator is a guy that can’t let the memory of a woman escape him. He can’t let go of the feeling that felt so good when he was with her. He knows he has to move on and find someone new, but he just can’t let the fire that burns for his former lover go.
From the album Strait from the Heart
B-side “Honky Tonk Crazy”
Released May 19, 1983
Recorded January 11, 1982
Label MCA 52225
Songwriter(s) Darryl Staedtler
Producer(s) Blake Mevis