Fight Song

We seem to be told that we are entitled to our opinion. If that was the case, I would have been heard by now. So I just bit my tongue … not really that would hurt, I trapped my tongue behind my teeth. Why speak when clearly no one wants to hear it.


1. That Small Boat On The Ocean_

I don’t think there’s a point in you being acknowledged. Your voice should get lost in the wind. It’s obvious anything you’ll say will prove you have no idea what you’re talking about…right? Well, neither do other people. We don’t have answers for everything, we have theories and speculations. So why do people think it’s ok to make you feel stuck? Voiceless? Why should we all be screaming over one another? No matter what age or gender or who we are, we all have something to say. We all have something we feel. It’s time to stop ignoring and listen. Time to stop closing our eyes and open then wide.

2. The Build Up_

The more we are silenced. The more we chose to stay quiet. It begins piles on like a sack of potatoes (Dunno why I used that) The number of things that race through your mind is like a mouse on a spinning wheel. You just want to explode and blurt out everything. Instead, we implode. The reason you’re not saying anything is that they have power over you? No one will believe you? Hear you? I was always led to believe what I say didn’t matter or I was just wrong. If that is the case let me be wrong, but let me speak! I could easily be right too. Maybe it’s you that’s too scared to hear it.

3. Listen_

They say the quiet ones are the worst and THAT is because they’re taking everything in. All this time piling those potatoes, you need to be able to back yourself up as well. I mean you never let me speak before so I’m going to relay something you’ll want to hear.

4. Prove Yourself_

I really don’t like the term prove yourself. I understand why it’s used but I need to prove to myself my capabilities and then I will show you. Just that. Show you. If you approve or if you don’t it comes back to me. So as long as I have proven to myself and I’m happy with me that’s what matters.


“This is my fight song, take back my life song.”

4. Your Voice, Their Voice_

We all have a story that can make some form of change or have a huge input. Instead of having people voices drown or have them disappear. They should be heard. If they can’t do it by themselves another voice wouldn’t hurt to help them out. It doesn’t mean you’re weak, it just means whatever or whoever kept bringing you down has made it difficult to get back up.

5. In too deep_

You should think before you act. I’ve been thinking for so long. That suppression is enough. There may be a backlash from the moment I open my mouth or the light will finally be visible in this tunnel I’ve been under. This is me taking a stand. This is the strength that I have built up all this time.

6. You Sure_

If what you have to say may cause a rift. Are you ready? Things are about to change. We don’t know how things will end up but if you feel it’s time. Then go for it. Your voice matters.

7. Take Back_

This is about getting your voice back. Take your voice back. There is no more room for hesitation. Take back what was taken from you. You deserve it. We’ve been in fear but no it’s time to turn that into strength. I mean you’ll still be scared that’s not going to just disappear but let it empower you. Move forward. Keep going!

8. Keep Fighting_

I got a hand and now I’m reaching out mine. I will keep fighting and moving forward because that’s the only direction life is heading. If no one else believes that I can then they can fall behind. I’ve found my voice.


“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Gandhi

 

– Fight Song –

Rachel Platten

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