I am so weak and I'm so tired
It's hard for me to
Find enough strength to feed the fires
That fuel my ego
And consequently all my pride has all but died
Which leaves me
Down on my knees
Back to the place I
Should have started from

CHORUS
Been beat up
Been broken down
Nowhere but up
When you're facedown
On the ground
I'm in last place
If I place at all
But there's hope for this underdog !
That's the way, uh-huh, we like it!
That's the way, uh-huh, we like it!
You can call me the underdog

I'm in this race to win a prize
The odds against me
The world has plans for my demise
What they don't see
Is that a winner is not judged by his small size
But by the substitute he picks to run the race
And mine's already won


Lyrics submitted by Cecil4029

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    General CommentI love it when I'm in the mood 4 air guitar esp. the intro
    missy blueon July 06, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:) This song rules. I won this cd for getting 2nd place in a skate comp that was hosted by some youth group. Awesomeness :D
    BarCodeSoldieron August 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI run cross-country for my school, and this song gets me so pumped on the day of, and right before a race....AWESOME!!!
    ebin40ozdjon August 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdoes anybody know the part in the middle with the preacher?, i'd like to find out
    rogerleeon June 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe preacher part is:: "Underdog.. I wince everytime I say the word..especially in connection with Jesus..Yet as I read the birth stories about Jesus.. I cannot help but notice that although the world may be tilted to one.... (and I can't make out the rest real well).." haha your answers a lil late.. lol oh well I still like this song. :)
    lilxcourtieon June 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe quote is from Phillip Yancey's book, "The Jesus I Never Knew":

    "Underdog, I wince every time I say the word, especially in connection with Jesus. Yet as I read the birth stories about Jesus I cannot help but conclude that although the world be tilted towards the rich and powerful, God, hallelujah, [in his mercy?] is tilted towards the underdog!"
    wisewhizon December 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBTW, in the book, it's a little different, so AudioA is paraphrasing, but it's basically the same good stuff.
    wisewhizon December 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsometimes i feel like an underdawg but then i listen to this song and im like wait a sec....its not about me! i got God and hes def. NOT an underdog. yeah i suck, but Gods awesomeness makes up for my suckiness about 100 million times over.
    headbangforjesuson November 21, 2007   Link

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