"The Fighter" as written by Eric Roberts, Travis Mccoy, Matthew Mcginley, Disashi Lumumba-kasongo, Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella....
Just waking up in the morning
And the 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 retails

But I do it for the kids, life through the tower head on
Every time you fall it's only making your chin strong
And I be in the corner like mick, baby, til the end
Or when you hear this song from that big lady

Until the referee rings the bell
Until both your eyes start to swell
Until the crowd goes home
What we gonna do y'all?

Give 'em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life till we're dead.
Give me scars, give me pain
Then just say to me, say to me, say to me
There goes a fighter, there goes a fighter
Here comes a fighter
That's what they'll say to me, say to me
Say to me, this one's a fighter

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

Textbook version of the kid going nowhere fast
And now I'm yelling kiss my a**
It's gonna take a couple right hooks, a few left jabs
For you to recognize that you really ain't got it bad

Until the referee rings the bell
Until both your eyes start to swell
Until the crowd goes home
What we gonna do y'all?

Give 'em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life til we're dead
Give me scars, give me pain
Then just say to me, say to me, say to me
There goes a fighter, there goes a fighter
Here comes a 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?
What we gonna do?
What we gonna do?
What we gonna do?
What we gonna do?
What we gonna do?
What we gonna do?
Y'all

If you fall pick yourself up off the floor (get up)
And when your bones can't take no more
Just remember what you're here for
'Cause I know I'ma damn sure

Give 'em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life till we're dead
Give me scars, give me pain
Then just say to me, say to me, say to me
There goes a fighter, there goes a fighter
Here comes a fighter
That's what they'll say to me, say to me
Say to me, this one's a fighter

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


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"The Fighter" as written by Eric Roberts Disashi Lumumba-kasongo

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  • +4
    My OpinionThis song is incredibly inspirational and has so much more deeper
    meaning than I think people really get or understand. I feel it
    might even be spirutual.

    until the referee rings the bell (until life lets up on you)
    until both your eyes start to swell (literal meaning being
    punched time and time again, your eyes swell. Second meaning,
    your eyes swell before you're about to cry; in others words,
    keep fighting no matter how much pain you feel, emotional, phsyical
    or otherwise.

    "give them hell, turn they're heads, gonna live life till we're
    dead"
    (Don't back down! Be strong, be confident, don't let their words
    or their gossip or bullying (whatever it may be) get the best of
    you, so that whenever they see you, they'll know you're a fighter,
    you don't take anyone's "B.S." per say, you won't let them define
    you or make you feel bad about yourself. You're a fighter!)


    "Give me scars, Give me pain"
    (continue to hurt me and bring me down, it's only making me stronger)


    Then they'll say to me , say to me, there's go a fighter
    (Everyone will know you as someone who goes uneffected by negativity,
    you're strong, as made an example in the intrudction verse you are a
    fighter, you are strong! Prove to them you're unbreakable)


    "if you fall pick yourself up off the floor and when your bones can't
    take no more, just remember what you're here for, cause I know i'm a damn sure"
    (This means when you feel exhausted, when you feel you just have no
    fight left in you, life knocks you down time and time again and you
    begin feeling helpless, think of the bigger purpose of life. We're
    not here to please everyone else, I feel this song may have some
    spiritual meaning behind it, he's saying don't get caught up in what
    people say or what life throws your way, instead, remeber we are all
    here for a bigger purpose and reason, our lives are God's master plan
    and cannot simply be dictated by nay sayers or unfortunate circumstances. At the end of the verse, he's saying he know's the bigger purpose, but he's hoping people listening will get the bigger picture on this verse but even if they don't they can take it as something else that suits their scenerio but he "know's he's a damn
    sure" meaning he knows there's a bigger purpose, a reason to keep
    fghting.)


    I pointed out the parts I found most significant to me, the rest is
    pretty self explanatory.
    ExpressiveOneon September 11, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's oddly inspirational, and not to mention catchy.
    TristanFelipeon June 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationMy interpretation of the song is that it's about just not giving up.
    mrmusicguyon June 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationMy interpretation is: Its about not giving no matter how bad it gets
    Adzzon June 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't stop listening to this song. its like, I'm having a bad day and I'm ready to give up and call it quits on life, this song comes on and I'm like, yea i got this no matter how much pain I'm feeling, or the scars i create on my body, i gotta keep my head up and push on through.

    "give em hell, raise there heads
    gotta live life till we're dead"

    to me it means you gotta keep being yourself, raise a little hell and don't give up until your last breath
    insaneloveon September 23, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.

    I'm an old-school classic rock fan, but this song lifts me up every time I hear it. Yes, it's catchy. But that's not why I love it. The lyrics are powerfully inspiring. Sometimes they bring tears to my eyes. The author is right - we really ain't got it bad.
    phantomlawon October 07, 2015   Link

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