Monday, July 27, 2015

Fight Song

Oh man. When a certain song comes on the radio, I can't help but turn it up. Rachel Platten sings a song called Fight Song. I know you all have heard some part of it at least once (they play it in the Ford Edge commercial) but have you actually really listened to it. Actually taken the time to listen to what she is saying. Here are the lyrics and the music video. 


Fight song: 
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?

Course:
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 (in too deep)
And it's been two years
I miss my home 
But there's a fire burning in my bones
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? 

Course:
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

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

Course:
This is my fight song (Hey!)
Take back my life song (Hey!)
Prove I'm alright song (Hey!) 
My power's turned on
Starting right now I'll be strong (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

No I've still got a lot of fight left in me

                        


What this song to me is about how there are times in your life where you just want to give up. Where you just want to turn and run away. Where it seems easier to just stop. But finding the strength, finding the courage to keep going is where your "fight song" comes in. Everyone's is different. It's about finding that one little spark inside yourself to keep going. My favorite lyric in this song is "and I don't really care if nobody else's believes, cause I've still got a lot fight left in me". It's so true. No one needs to believe in you but you. I feel like that's what we have God for too. For being able to turn to him and being able to continue your "fight song" cause with him on your side, you don't need anyone else. Some of my most down days I find strength through prayer and being able to continue. 


Thank you Rachel for reminding me that even on those days I want to just crash, to throw in the towel, that there is still something worth fighting for. That my "fight song" isn't over!