"Fight Outta You" as written by Leon Mobley, Ben Harper, Juan Nelson, Oliver Charles, Michael Ward and Jason Yates....
They'll look you in the eyes and stone you,
Then turn and disown you.
Don't you let em 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.
Don't let em 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.
Should've known better than to mistake business for love.
Should've known better than to mistake a fist for love.

It will be in your 'on' until you're not
Needed any longer.
Don't let it take the fight outta you.

Don't believe the headlines,
Check 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.

You 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.
Should've known better than to mistake business for love.
Should've known better than to mistake a fist for love.

There's always someone younger,
Someone with more hunger.
Don't let it take the fight outta you.

They'll say you're one and only
They'll straight up leave you lonely.
Don't let it take the fight outta you.

Like a transplant patient
Waiting for a donor.
Don't let it take the fight outta you.

Like a half empty balloon
After a party in the corner.
Don't let it take the fight outta you.


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"Fight Outta You" as written by Jason Conrad Yates Ben C Harper

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    General Commentyeah. i reckon.
    on the meaning of this song i think its about just ignoring all the negative things in the world not letting them take the best outta yoy
    SIANEon September 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, and Ben's music in general. I think the major point of this song is to never feel like your efforts are for worthless. No matter how small an imprint you make on something, never accept that you didn't make an imprint, and never give up.

    Whether it's trying to make the world a healthier place, or trying to find true love, I think he is saying just because you stumble, don't stop marching forward.

    And the line about taking a punch. He is saying he'd rather you say your opinion even if it completely differs from his, than for you to not give your opinion at all. That's important, eveyrone wants to hear the opinions that go with theirs, not everyone wants to hear the ones that oppose. But that is what life is about, not just people being the same, but the differences.

    Great song, thats just my input on it. First post here too :)
    pacstechon August 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy are there no comments on this gorgeous song? I'm not a huge fan of Ben Harper but I loooove this song.
    SnootFrackon August 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyep, people are always going to try to bring you down but you have to keep going and keep your head up or else your life will simply be a passing time rather then something going on. if you're not fighting for something, what's the point?

    the tone of this song is that ben has already been down that path and he's giving the rest of us advice about not ending up there
    annaSon September 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think one of the most great "after bad times" song... bad things only make you stronger.. and you cant let no big or small bad thing get to you to the point that you loose urself... so I just love this song!!
    mpgomez20on January 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. For me its really general, people and things will take the fight or the life out of you, i love the line "like a half empty balloon after a party in the corner, dont let it take the fight outta you.....its universal for me its simple and profound and is just about perseverance no matter what the obstacle
    4four2twenty0on September 28, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI've been a Ben Harper fan for a little over two years and have heard this song several times before. It was this w/e while riding the trails at Alafia State Park, FL that I made a connection to it.

    "I would rather take your punch than not give you a shot. I would rather find out who you are than who you're not. Shoulda known better to mistake business for love."

    To me he's saying that I need to take the risk of opening up to people even though there is a chance they'll let me down/hurt me. I can't let that possibility take the spirit and power to love (The Fight) out of me.

    bWell
    ohnomon69on March 19, 2011   Link

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