"Fight For Your Mind" as written by Leon Mobley, Oliver Charles, Ben Harper and Juan Nelson....
If you're gonna live
Then live it up
And if you're gonna give
Then give it up
If you're gonna walk the earth
Then walk it proud
And if you're gonna say the word
You got to say it loud

You got to fight for your mind
You got to fight for your mind
While you got the time
You got to fight for your mind

If you're gonna build a house
Make it a home
If you're gonna pull some weight
Pull your own
If you're gonna help
Reach out your hand
If you're getting up
Then take a stand

You got to fight for your mind
You got to fight for your mind
While you got the time
You got to fight for your mind

If you're gonna step
Step on in
If you're gonna finish
You got to begin
Don't you fear
What you don't know
Just let that be
Your room to grow

You got to fight for your mind
You got to fight for your mind
While you got the time
You got to fight for your mind


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"Fight for Your Mind" as written by Juan Dwayne Nelson Ben Harper

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    General CommentIt's about doing whatever you do to the best of your ability while you can...don't have any regrets about anything.
    BeautifulDisasteron May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy sentiments exactly ol chum. dont try to copy off of others, do your own style and do it good, no one is quite like you so you should be proud of that. love ben harper
    emo kicks rap nedayon April 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentmy sentiments exactly ol chum. dont try to copy off of others, do your own style and do it good, no one is quite like you so you should be proud of that. harper is a genius.
    emo kicks rap nedayon April 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhat I hear is frustration with people who say "oh well I could do X but then I'd miss out on Y, and then what if later I wanted Z? and V and W are worth considering too", and then miss out on life because they won't make a decision. Or people who are half-hearted about their values and haven't the courage to live them out.

    I think it's about the need to live weightily (to use my father's phrase) and with purpose, instead of faffing around. If you're gonna do something, do it, and own your decisions.

    To live this way takes immense strength of soul - hence the chorus, 'you got to fight for your mind'. Your reward will be a sound mind.

    "Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony." --Gandhi
    meudwenon September 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNice song! the lyrics tell the meaning clearly.

    bear_hug20on April 06, 2009   Link

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