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Yeah!

Just waking up in the morning
And to 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 retail

But I do it for the kids, life threw the towel in on
Everytime you fall it's only making your chin strong
And I'll be in your corner like mick, baby, til the end
Or when you hear a 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 ya'll?

Give em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life til we're dead.
Give me scars, give me pain
Then they'll say of me, say of me, say of me
There goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
Here comes the fighter
That's what they'll say of me, say of me, say of 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

Text book version of a kid going nowhere fast
And now I'm yelling "kiss my ass"
It's gonna take a couple right hooks, a few left jabs
For you to recognize 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 ya'll?

Give em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life til we're dead.
Give me scars, give me pain
Then they'll say of me, say of me, say of me
There goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
Here comes the fighter
That's what they'll say of me, say of me, say of me,
This one's a fighter

Everybody put yo hands up
What we gonna do ya'll?

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

Give em hell, turn their heads
Gonna live life til we're dead.
Give me scars, give me pain
Then they'll say of me, say of me, say of me
There goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
Here comes the fighter
That's what they'll say of me, say of me, say of me,
This one's a fighter

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



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    UnregisteredSep 2, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    To me is pretty an obvious interpretation, never give up. Travie had to go through a lot to get to the top and he's writing a song that pretty much tells everyone to not give up. Work hard & never stop believing in possibilities.
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    UnregisteredAug 22, 2012 at 2:05 am
    Smeone out there always has it worse pick ur self up and be better againt all odds an appreciate the litte things
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    UnregisteredAug 18, 2012 at 10:49 pm
    It seems to inspire underdog athletes or weak and no chance kids to show their talent or perform on a big stage,it shows that you need to struggle for your own sake and not for brands and girls.
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    UnregisteredAug 13, 2012 at 4:49 am
    I think it means that what ever life throws at you, you just have to stay strong for the ones looking up to you because you have to fight for what you believe in and what is right. Even if your at the lowest of lows you can always get up and try again. No matter how hard it is and how long it takes.
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    UnregisteredAug 8, 2012 at 8:46 am
    The fighter, this song is about the people who go unrecognized and are told that they wont accomplish anything in their lives but even after being told to give up and stop trying they keep on going and are stronger because of it. These people are strong minded and are often the ones who accomplish the most because they have to take the long road to get to where they want to be. This song is so inspirational, i love it!

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