Fight Song

Today, I had a moment.


A very special coworker, I will call her Mrs. B, was offering words of support and encouragement. She reminded me of the time I stood on the stage at school in front of 500 students and performed to the song Fight Song by Rachel Platten. Tears welled in my eyes flashing back to that memory. Who knew when I sang that song 3 years ago it would take on a whole new meaning for me today.


It was the last day of school and we were performing at the annual Lip Sync assembly. My team dressed in sporty clothes and each of us had a letter on our shirt that spelled out F-I-G-H-T. We rocked some seriously bad-ass boxing gloves and choreographed a routine that included sweet moves learned in our kickboxing classes at the gym. There may or may not be some video evidence lingering out there on the web, but I will save my coworkers from torture and simply add a photo of myself. As embarrassing as it was to dress up and dance in front of the whole school, we chose that song to send the kids off for the summer with a strong and powerful message. We wanted them to leave uplifted, believing in themselves and fighting for their dreams.




This is my fight song...


Rachel’s hit song was released in 2015 and it is a song of human resilience. It portrays struggle and hope. Platten said in an interview for the ABC News Special “The year: 2015” hosted by ABC News’ Robin Roberts, “I wrote the song when I was going through such a hard time and I needed to remember to believe in myself…” In her video she makes it clear she will be okay in the end. By the end of the song she transforms and appears happy, confident and successful. Fight Song is empowering, emotional and raw.



FIGHT SONG LYRICS

by Rachel Platten

Like a small boat On the ocean Sending big waves Into motion Like how a single word Can make a heart open I might only have one match But I can make an explosion


And all those things I didn't say Wrecking balls inside my brain I will scream them loud tonight Can you hear my voice this time


This is my fight song Take back my life song Prove I'm alright song My power's turned on (Starting right now) I'll be strong I'll play my fight song And I don't really care if nobody else believes 'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me


Losing friends and I'm chasing sleep Everybody's worried about me In too deep Say I'm in too deep (I'm in too deep) And it's been two years I miss my home But there's a fire burning in my bones And I still believe Yeah I still believe


And all those things I didn't say Wrecking balls inside my brain I will scream them loud tonight Can you hear my voice this time


This is my fight song Take back my life song Prove I'm alright song My power's turned on (Starting right now) I'll be strong I'll play my fight song And I don't really care if nobody else believes 'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me


A lot of fight left in me


Songwriters: Dave Bassett / Rachel Platten Fight Song lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


This song is real for me


Mrs. B reminded me today that a song has the ability to alter your mindset. This is a time in my life when I need a little extra hope. In a brief comforting moment in the staff lounge Mrs B. encouraged me to dig deep, trust myself, find my strength, and keep going! I have heard this song hundreds of times since I performed it back in 2016 but now it will empower me. I will use it to prove that I can do something great even when odds are stacked against me.


In the beginning of Rachel’s song she writes about a small boat creating big waves and one match making an explosion. She is expressing that small things can make a big impact. Which also means just one person can make an impact. Thank you Mrs. B for reminding me to FIGHT.


This song has become an anthem for those struggling with anything difficult in life.


Why is this YOUR fight song?




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