"Warrior" as written by and Kimbra/foster Johnson....
My hands are tired
But my eyes are open
This modern denial
Has me broken

Nothing mystical
No hullabaloo
Just chemicals
And no one looking down on you

What am I thinking (if you're so sure it's rational)
While the world's shrinking (but that don't make it logical)
What am I thinking (if you say I'm just an animal)
I feel like I'm sinking (you can't explain away the way I feel)

You're just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(They tell you 'trust your head, be like men' but never feel like you're good enough)
You're just crushing me down, crushing me down, crushing me down
(They wanna take our light, make us fight, but never cry for the ones you love)

(I'll be your warrior, your warrior)

(I'll be your warrior, your warrior)

You're taking over
And I'm feeling small
When I was a child
I knew it all

Nothing magical
No hologram behind the door
Just a chain reaction
But I know I'm made for more!

What am I thinking (if you're so sure it's rational)
While the world's shrinking (but that don't make it logical)
What am I thinking (if you say I'm just an animal)
I feel like I'm sinking (you can't explain away the way I feel)

And you're just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(They tell you, 'trust your head, be like men' but never feel like you're good enough)
You're just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(They wanna take our light, make us fight, but never cry for the ones you love)

And you're just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(You wanna change the world, but your girls will be seen and not be heard)
You just crushing me down, crushing me down, crushing me down
(They wanna take our light, make us fight, but never cry for the ones you love)

And you're just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(They tell you, 'trust your head, trust your head')
You're just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(They wanna take our light, take our light, but never cry for the ones you love)

And you're just pushing me down, pushing me down, pushing me down
(You wanna change the world, but your girls will be seen and not be heard)
You just crushing me down, crushing me down, crushing me down
(They wanna take our light, make us fight, but never cry for the ones you love)


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"Warrior [*]" as written by Stephen Dawson Petery Rooney Byford

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, CARLIN AMERICA INC

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    General CommentI absolutely LOVE this song, and the video is great!

    To me it's about finding a way to be true to yourself and breaking through stereotypes.
    rustingwillpoweron May 23, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI just can't get this song out of my head. Just brilliant.
    Soyon July 15, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningOn first listen I never would have guessed this song was about the confusion of the human condition in the modern scientific non-religious world, but it is and that is awesome.
    leakegon September 19, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was about a woman being told she has to follow certain standards but never being able to live up to a man ("be like men but never feel like your good enough") but being a warrior and standing up for herself living in a man's world

    I was sorta close- it's not just about women- but about anyone who doesn't feel good enough.

    I actually copied and pasted this right from Kimbra's blog

    kimbramusic.com/node/1171/

    I also really enjoyed writing the lyrics to this track. Mark's initial suggestion after writing the 'pushing me down' hook was that we try and write the song about something or someone who threatens to take away our joy. There are people who always want to bring you down, and 'Warrior' is about standing up for what you believe and following your convictions even when people want to prove you wrong or explain away the mystical or extraordinary experiences you have. There are people who try to take away our sense of beauty and awe of the world by rationalising it all away with human theories and therefore cheapening our emotions by minimising them to pure math or chemical reactions. Although these views are valid and can be worthwhile and progressive in their own right, this song is a call back to embrace that child-like wonder and strength in 'feeling' things, while not always fully understanding them. There's a war-cry at the heart of this song that I feel strongly about.... Will we raise our men and women to be strong in heart & 'to cry for the ones they love'? Or just automated to be strong in body and mind, but lacking in empathy? Hold onto your light.... follow it to the end... and fight the man! Preferably with a roundhouse kick to the face in a Luchadore mask and spandex leotard!!! Haha ;) But of course & as always, make of it what you will! That's just my slice of the pie x
    AlySongs82on January 08, 2013   Link

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