View Full Version : Why the Scarecrow?

10-10-2001, 12:18 AM
Someone in another thread asked why the Scarecrow... not the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, or Dorothy.

For those who can't hear the PC, here is Garth's explanation of how he chose the album title.(Follows his comments about Allen Reynolds telling him to "think with his heart.")

"So in trying to find a title for this album, I am saying that... I've got it pinned up on the house walls everywhere... "You've Got to Think With Your Heart." and finally, stupid me, had to have 3 little girls tell him. When I said 'Girls, what is the phrase for thinking with your heart' cause I gotta find a title for this. And of course, the girls looked at me and said "Dad, the Scarecrow thought with his heart." (big "awwwwws" from the audience.) ...Yeah. So...it was pretty cool. So uh, here he is, the Scarecrow. It's funny how, you know, in the Wizard of Oz, the whole tone of the book and everything, it's the sepiatone from the Scarecrow and what he stood for. It's funny how, in there, the one who didn't have a heart, loved the most. The one that didn't have courage seemed to be the bravest in the times that he needed to, so uh, the Scarecrow is why this was."


10-10-2001, 12:59 AM
aaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww that is so sweet.

Thanks for sharing it :)


10-10-2001, 01:02 AM
The language of the heart....

I remember reading and learning about that from Paige's thread in "Garth moments" - and from Fuzzwuzz's comments.

So beautiful - so special.


10-10-2001, 01:06 AM

Thank you for posting this up!!!!!! WOW!! :)

10-10-2001, 01:30 AM
Thanks, Joyce,

Now I don't feel so silly posting my thoughts about the Scarecrow connection!


10-10-2001, 01:53 AM
THANK YOU Joyce...


10-10-2001, 03:47 AM


10-10-2001, 06:22 AM

Thanks for sharing that moment of Garth with us. :)

I was thinking about the Scarecrow in the "Wizard Of Oz"
and realized...he didn't have a brain.
He had to use his heart to think with.

The tin man needed a heart...didn't he?
And the Scarecrow already had one.

Isn't it interesting, how this album "Scarecrow" makes us
look back at a movie we all can RELATE to and understand?

Garth always utilizes his ability to unite his fans in one
way or another.
Relating to the "Wizard Of Oz" by listening to the wisdom
of his children!

I agree with you about fuzzwuzz...
She's always spoken from the heart. :)


10-10-2001, 09:53 AM
Garth also opened his press conference by telling the fans there how much he has & does miss them (us)!

Mary Liz

10-10-2001, 10:28 AM
I finally figured out how Garth's heart is so big - It has all of our hearts that he's captured, right there next to his own.

I think I'll let him keep mine. It's in a real safe place!


10-10-2001, 11:47 AM
I have yet to hear everything Garth said at the press conference. Just small bits and pieces. Such as "you know me, I'll find a way to get into people's living room." Somehow, I don't think he means merely four walls. Thank you for this thread. May the whole world learn the language of the heart. From us as well as a character in a movie.

By the way, it was another character in a movie who first taught me Garth's language, CG.

10-10-2001, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by majmom
Thanks, Joyce,

Now I don't feel so silly posting my thoughts about the Scarecrow connection!

Kerry Kerry, I never thought you were silly...I thought you made a lot of sense.;) I'm not mentioning any names (right, Joyce;)) of the person who didn't think there was a connection.:p


10-10-2001, 08:55 PM
Originally posted by Paula
Kerry, I never thought you were silly...I thought you made a lot of sense.;) I'm not mentioning any names (right, Joyce;)) of the person who didn't think there was a connection.:p

No names, but BOY am I thirsty! ;)

10-10-2001, 09:35 PM
Ok- whoever had the theory about wizard of oz... you were so right!

and hmmm... whats funny is i could quote jason as laughing at the theory and saying it 'has nothing to do with the wizard of oz'... Jason- before you make fun of fellow member... THINK!


10-10-2001, 09:39 PM
Well hello John. Who are you? And how are you?

10-10-2001, 09:46 PM
I Love the cover of the new CD "Scarecrow"
Very sexy pic of Garth!!!!!!
Has anyone else seen it yet & what do u think think of the cover????

10-10-2001, 10:36 PM
What do I think? Well, look at what Garth said. He's going back to his roots with this album. Guess he just wanted to try it on for size until it fits perfectly again, like the jacket, whether it be cloth or a CD cover to his music. I think we can probably expect the same flavor musically and spiritually on this new release as his first.

10-11-2001, 08:22 AM
Planet Garth's Nashville CorrespondentMaybe this is a little delayed response, but ConGARTHulations on your new position!!!


10-14-2001, 03:50 PM
Okay, I'm gonna think with my HEART right now and say "PERFECT" and sweet that his girls could help him out!! LOVE IT!!!
Donna :)

10-14-2001, 06:43 PM
Awwwwwwwwww, that is so cute.

Only from the mouth of babes.

Thanks for sharing.


10-17-2001, 03:24 AM

10-19-2001, 06:57 AM
When I first heard the title "Scarecrow", I instantly fell in love with it. It sounds deliciously morbid, in comparison to his other album titles. Check this out:

Garth Brooks (1989)
No Fences (1990)
Ropin' the Wind (1991)
The Chase (1992)
In Pieces (1993)
Fresh Horses (1995)
Sevens (1997)
Scarecrow (2001)

It definitely has a dark edge to it. I have this gut feeling, this album is going to be much darker than anyone realizes yet. I read a post where someone said there is a song on there called "Thicker Than Blood", even. Like I said, I love it. I remember when Sevens came out, I had this same tingly excited feeling. This is the second Garth album I'll be a witness to. I can't wait! This one is going to be even better; I can just feel it.

10-20-2001, 01:13 AM
Of course, you forgot Chris Gaines! And what about Garth Brooks and the magic of Christmas, Beyond the Season, Double Live, The Hits? By the way, I'm excited too! I feel like I'm back at the beginning and didn't miss a thing!

10-22-2001, 12:37 AM
Cause Scarecrow is an awesome name for an album

10-30-2001, 08:16 PM
The reason I didn't put all those extra albums in is because they're not considered his regular studio albums, like the seven that have come our way so far. That's why Sevens had its title . . . get what I'm sayin'?

But yeah, even with all those others, Scarecrow is _VERY_ different. And I read some lyrics from the song "Pushing Up Daisies" in an article . . . this album definitely has its dark moments.

11-04-2001, 03:33 PM
I feel that Garth music will ALWAYS be Garth music. He doesn't need to "fit" in with what hot on the country chart right now or what was hot in the past. If he records from his heart, we will all like it as well. I personally can not wait until Nov 13th.

11-04-2001, 10:33 PM

"Scare" You...I can "Crow" or
"Scare" Me....You eat "Crow".

The land of Oz was Emerald City. In Afghanistan one of the items mined was emeralds.



The Children lead the way to World Peace..."Dance!Sing!Fun!2002"

11-05-2001, 12:37 PM
Well yeah and guess what else? That stuff the terrorists are on? What kind of field was it that put Dorothy asleep, that opium just happens to be derived from?

11-05-2001, 01:47 PM


11-05-2001, 09:05 PM
That city held nothing Dorothy needed to get home. The Wizard? What a joke! I keep thinking of that Tim McGraw tune about country girls and boys getting 'down' on the farm. It's them Alabama Clay roots, baby that did it.