Here’s to You, The Fighters, “The knock down drag out give it all nighters” — This is for You
You’re wiped out, but holy crap you don’t care, you’re driven to reach your goal, provide for your family, help your ailing loved one, help yourself, help your friends all while surviving the mud pies life has to throw at you.
Your life isn’t easy, yet there you are still givin’ ‘er day-in-and-day-out with pure heart and nothing but sheer will. You my friend are a fighter.
You Do this Because You Love…that’s why do this – It’s just that simple
Love leads the way. With all your being you love completely. The faces you see everyday give your soul it’s endless supply of unlimited power and there isn’t anything more you need in this life – you do it for them, they do it for you, but most of all you do it selflessly.
Thank you’s don’t motivate you, praise doesn’t motivate you, accolades mean very little; you do what you do because it’s a part of who you are, but most of all, for the greater good.
You Begin Everyday with a Beginning
Sitting on the edge of your bed, you raise your head just enough to notice the sun peeking through your bedroom drapes. You know life isn’t perfect, and today has a lot in store for you. But you’re not phased; your light of awareness burns eternally. Bring it on.
So here we go again: To honor yourself and those you love, you begin the day with a prayer and a pair of boxing gloves. You get another chance to beat life’s challenges to a pulp.
Your smile isn’t because life is easy, your smile is because you still have a life, and you intend to honor that life with a two hundred percent effort for both yourself and for those you’d give that life for. You’re not dying while living, you’re living til you die,
You don’t have to reach the brink of death to reflect on all that you have, that’s not how you’re built. You know what you have, you value what you have, and be damned if a small thing like a ‘challenge’ is going to get the best of you.
You’ve Seen a Lot, You’ve Been Through a Lot – Your response to this is ‘So What I’m still here … hand me my gloves’
(Lyrics) “4am call comes in, five alarm
Here we go again, the same old drill
That’s someone’s wife and kids.
Hope’s it’s a story he can live to tell
But he ain’t thinking about saving himself
When you face the fire you ain’t afraid of
Walking through hell”
In the end, you understand what’s measured. You fight for one thing … love. Made with the strongest material known to man, your gloves are custom designed for your hands. They’re meant for one thing: to protect hearts.
The day comes to a close with that same smile and prayer you started it with. With the moon peaking through your drapes, you count your blessings and think, god willing, you’ll wake up to say your morning prayer once again.
There’s still a lot of wear left in those gloves. You’re a fighter …. ‘the ones who make the world a little bit brighter’.
About Chad Brownlee
The Fighters, can be found on Chad Brownlee’s album of the same name released June 3, 2014. You won’t be disappointed with this album, it’s filled with first rate songs, including When the Lights Go Down, Fallin’ Over You, and of course ‘The Fighters’.
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