My Fight Song

Dear Rachel Platten, you don’t know it yet, but we’re going to be best friends.

About a year ago, when I was at a low point, Kristine (my kids other mom), sent me this song in a text. I played it, and immediately began to feel better. The words were so poignant for me that day, exactly what I needed to hear. Kristine probably doesn’t know how much I needed to hear this at that moment, or how many times I played it after that.

I had heard the song before, but on that day, it meant something more.

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 (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?

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.

It sounds silly, but this is my song!  How many of you feel this is your song too?!  Tell me your story!

Like so many of us who make a life change to chase a dream, it’s only a matter of time before that original dream becomes cracked or faded. We hit bumps on the road or get thrown off track.

Often, we need a reset. A breather, to step back, and gain perspective.

It occurred to me, the morning I listened to this, if another artist’s work could bring me out of my funk, then maybe I could do the same for someone else. If her words could make me feel not so alone, then maybe mine could do that too.

This is why I write.

So you can dance around the room and feel powerful and invincible just like Rachel made me feel that morning, and every morning after that for a whole month. Ha. (Except with a movie.)

Find your anthem. Stay focused on your dreams, keep them close to your heart, and keep fighting like a small boat on a ocean.

Now back to that treatment for THE UNTITLED MIND BENDER.  Time is ticking by and I have a bazillion pages to write if I’m going to get this script done in less than 21 days. Yikes.

My power’s turned on, 

AEJ

PS

Here’s Rachel singing it live.  So powerful.

http://www.today.com/popculture/rachel-platten-sets-today-wildfire-new-album-performance-t65716

 

 

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