Thursday, June 19, 2008

don't let it take the fight outta you


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"they'll look you in the eyes and stone you,
then turn and disown you
don't let it take the fight outta you
they'll walk all over your name
till they find someone else to blame
don't let it take the fight outta you
secrets hide their lies inside hidden alibis
don't let it take the fight outta you


they put the world on a hook
it's worse every time i look
i would rather take the punch
than not give you a shot
i'd rather find out who you are
than who you're not
shoulda known better
than to mistake business for love
shoulda known better
than to mistake a fist for a glove


it will be in your honor
til you're not needed any longer
don't let it take the fight outta you
don't believe the headlines
check it for yourself sometimes
don't let it take the fight outta you
the lies you live become you
the love you lose it numbs you
don't let it take the fight outta you
they say that you've arrived
that's just a high class bribe
don't let it take the fight outta you


i would rather take your punch
than not give you a shot
i'd rather find out who you are
than who you're not
shoulda known better
than to mistake business for love
shouda known better
than to mistake a fist for a glove
there’s always someone younger
someone with more hunger
they’ll say you’re one and only
then straight up leave you lonely
like a transplant patient waiting for a donor
like a half empty balloon after a party in the corner


don't let it take the fight outta you"


thank you, bree. for this song and for charlotte and wilbur. they say that hard times are what teach you the most about life, and about the people in it. i know i've been terribly self-absorbed as of late, struggling with myself and who i am, how i feel, and what i need to do to feel better. but, whether i've said it or not, it is the people who check in, who ask how i am, who send a few words, or a song, or a life update (because i do want to know how you are doing) - it just matters more than i have words to express.


thanks especially to kate, bree, jenn, amber, fawn, tania, and irene for checking in, for keeping connected, and for being my friend through this period of whatever the hell this is that i'm going thru.


i am a better fighter because of my friends, and my kids. thank you.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

how odd this song...twas a yellow glove sent...


I love you always lots and lots and lots

lucy said...

i'd never heard the song until today.

love you back. lots and lots.