"Champion" as written by Eric Bellinger, Kevin Mccall, Chris Brown, Erika Nuri, Jahmaal Fyffe and Harmony Samuels....
Some people have to learn
Some people wait there turn
Some people have to fight
Some people give it up

They wanna hold you back, tell ‘em pee off
Whenever they say you can’t, take the T off
I remember when they told me I couldn’t be famous
Now my dream and reality is simultaneous

And work your own way to the top
If they put you on a pedestal they can take you off
And there’s a higher level than the top
You gotta make more, don’t do with what you got

Yeah, so get it in go sunny
Not everybody gets a second chance at getting money
Or even getting lucky so you gotta feel
The hunger in your tummy

I’m always pushing myself to the limit
Making sure I stay ahead
You made me who I am, from the words you said

Some people have to learn
Some people wait there turn
Some people but not me
I was born a champion

Some people have to fight
Some people give their lives
Some people don’t believe
I was born a champion
But I was born a champion
But I was born a champion

This gon be the realest shit I ever wrote
Off the record, no camera’s, forget a quote
Some of my family doing good, most doing dope
I from Virginia where they hang the n-ggas by rope

I used to see my momma getting beat down!
Is that the real definition of me now?
I fell off, back on my feet now
Headed to the sky, can’t even see down

Award shows, I poured my heart out
And people still steady trynna point my flaws out
And I’d be lying if I said it ain’t get to me
But I’m a champion, legend, history

I’m always pushing myself to the limit
Making sure I stay ahead
You made me who I am, from the words you said

Some people have to learn
Some people wait there turn
Some people but not me
I was born a champion

Some people have to fight
Some people give their lives
Some people don’t believe
I was born a champion
But I was born a champion
But I was born a champion

Imagine you was the one, that couldn’t get a look in
Couldn’t get a booking
Couldn’t get a push in when you needed a shove
Or your buttons they be pushing
So now they tryna shush him
It’s only you believing in you
They turn you into a bastard than moment you rude
Attitude a little out of tune
But thats how champions move
Yeah so go and get it in sunny
Not everybody gets a second chance at getting money
Or even getting lucky
So you gotta feel the hunger in your tummy

I’m always pushing myself to the limit
Making sure I stay ahead
You made me who I am, from the words you said

Some people have to learn
Some people wait there turn
Some people but not me
I was born a champion

Some people have to fight
Some people give their lives
Some people don’t believe
I was born a champion
But I was born a champion
But I was born a champion

No-one wants to help
I guess you’re on your own
Build a foundation with the bricks they throw
In a black and white World, True colors show
Change if you want, everybody grows
Life’s like an ill, but try and get a hold
Opinions ain't fact, take em and let em go

You made me who I am from the words you said

Some people have to learn
Some people wait there turn
Some people but not me
I was born a champion (champion)

Some people have to fight
Some people give their lives
Some people don’t believe
But I was born a champion

Some people have to learn
Some people wait there turn
Some people but not me
I was born a champion (champion)

Some people have to learn
Some people wait there turn
Some people but not me
I was born a champion
But I was born a champion


Lyrics submitted by radisis

"Champion" as written by Harmony Samuels Eric Bellinger

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    Song MeaningThis is quite an interesting song, with much more depth than the average pop record. I'm not any dedicated fan of Chipmunk but I heard this song on the radio today and thought it was pretty good.

    The first verse is encouraging people to be confident and achieve the best they can. 'the hunger in your tummy' is probably a metaphor for the desire to succeed. He reminds us that 'not everybody gets a second chance at getting money' though--it's a lot harder for some people than others.

    Verse 2 is about the difficulty of doing this--'It's only you believing in you'. With 'they turn you into a bastard the moment you rude' he's saying how the slightest error can mess up your chances. Verse 3 is saying you'll have to pull through things yourself, since 'No-one wants to help'. You have to develop a thick skin, and remember 'Opinions ain't fact'.

    So basically the lyrics try and inspire you to achieve your dreams but acknowledge that it's not easy.

    However, in the chorus it's stated 'Some people but not me, I was born a champion', which seems to imply that the singer feels like he's had an easy rise to fame, and not had to get through much challenges on the way. This is another reminder (like the lines at the end of the 1st and 2nd verses) that there is inequality; some people will find it harder to achieve than others.
    Alceson February 13, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationAgreed Alces, all but one.
    Wen u say they're implying they had an easy ride. Maybe wot they mean is wen they say

    "You made me who I am
    From the words you said"

    Maybe they're just saying that they're stronger than the average person. I think its explained in the chorus:

    "Some people have to learn"
    -- They're not ready or havent enough experience in life to do the things they want.

    "Some people wait their turn"
    -- the opportunity is in their grasp and they just let it go as they're too afraid to make a change.

    "Some people but not me
    I was born a champion"
    -- just knowing your time is now.

    "Some people have to fight"
    -- they dont have it easy. It feels like everythings against them as every little thing pulls them down.

    "Some people give their lives"
    -- simply they gave everything they had and/or spent their lives fighting with no recognition and the door slammed in their face . Or it cud also go along the lines of our soildiers in Iraq and all other wars giving their lives for our countries today. Also applies for the previous line.

    "Some people don't believe
    But i was born a champion"
    -- they have much stronger drive and determination to achieve wotever they wanna acheive.

    Just my interpretation anyways:) Chris Brown sounds delicious on this song XDDD
    Princesszeldaon February 22, 2011   Link

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