Gym Class Heroes Made Me a ‘Fighter’

Have you noticed I am a very visual person? That is how I learn. Visually.

Pictures, videos, writing, reading, etc. all speak to me. If you want something to stick in my head I have to see it. And that’s why I LOVE videos so much and that’s why I share them so much. 🙂

One of my favorite videos from early on in my transformation journey is the above by Gym Class Heroes, The Fighter.

I LOVE this song to begin with but this version is especially my favorite.

This guy is working his ever-loving tail off in the gym. He is going after his dreams with all of his heart. He is busting it.

He is a FIGHTER!!

There are times that I don’t feel like anyone really cares what I do or how hard I work. There have been plenty of times that I feel totally beat down by those around me. Truth or my perception? Who knows…

But, seeing videos like this and spending time in prayer reminds me that I can use these bad feelings as fuel….

…Fuel to keep pressing on.

…Fuel to keep fighting.

…Fuel to keep making goals that are bigger and better.

…Fuel to make myself better.

….and not as poison that will keep me down.

I could keep going on and on but I think the lyrics say it the best. So, read on…

“The Fighter”
(feat. Ryan Tedder​)

Just waking up in the morning
And to be well,
Quite honest with ya,
I ain’t really sleep well
Ya ever feel like your train of thought’s been derailed?
That’s when you press on – Lee nails
Half the population’s just waitin to see me fail
Yeah right, you’re better off trying to freeze hell
Some of us do it for the females
And others do it for the retail

But I do it for the kids, life threw the towel in on
Every time you fall it’s only making your chin strong
And I’ll be in your corner like Mick, baby, ’til the end
Or when you hear a song from that big lady

[Bridge]
Until the referee rings the bell
Until both your eyes start to swell
Until the crowd goes home
What we gonna do ya’ll?

[Chorus – Ryan Tedder]
Give em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life ’til we’re dead.
Give me scars, give me pain
Then they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me
There goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
Here comes the fighter
That’s what they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me,
This one’s a fighter

[Verse 2]
And if I can last thirty rounds
There’s no reason you should ever have your head down
Six foot five, two hundred and twenty pounds
Hailing from rock bottom, loserville, nothing town

Text book version of a kid going nowhere fast
And now I’m yelling, “Kiss my ass”
It’s gonna take a couple right hooks, a few left jabs
For you to recognize you really ain’t got it bad

[Bridge]
Until the referee rings the bell
Until both your eyes start to swell
Until the crowd goes home
What we gonna do ya’ll?

[Chorus – Ryan Tedder]
Give em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life ’til we’re dead.
Give me scars, give me pain
Then they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me
There goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
Here comes the fighter
That’s what they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me,
This one’s a fighter

Everybody put yo hands up
What we gonna do (hey!) [x4] y’all?
What we gonna do (hey!) [x3] y’all?

If you fall pick yourself up off the floor (get up)
And when your bones can’t take no more (c’mon)
Just remember what you’re here for
Cuz I know Imma damn sure

Give em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life ’til we’re dead.
Give me scars, give me pain
Then they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me
There goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
Here comes the fighter
That’s what they’ll say to me, say to me, say to me,
This one’s a fighter

‘Til the referee rings the bell
‘Til both ya eyes start to swell
‘Til the crowd goes home,
What we gonna do kid?

Lyrics retrieved here.

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Gym Class Heroes Made Me a ‘Fighter’

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