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Gym Class Heroes

The Fighter

Lyrics

play"I'm John Orozco, I'm an Olympic gymnast,
playI'm from Bronx, NY... and I'm a fighter"

playJust waking up in the morning
playAnd to be well,
playQuite honest with ya,
playI ain't really sleep well
playYa ever feel like
playyour train of thought's been derailed?
playThat's when you press on - Lee nails
playHalf the population's just waitin to see me fail
playYeah right,
playyou're better off trying to freeze hell
playSome of us do it for the females
playAnd others do it for the retail

playBut I do it for the kids,
playlife threw the towel in on
playEvery time you fall
playit's only making your chin strong
playAnd I'll be in your corner like Mick,
playbaby, 'til the end
playOr when you hear a song from that big lady

playUntil the referee rings the bell
playUntil both your eyes start to swell
playUntil the crowd goes home
playWhat we gonna do ya'll?

playGive em hell, turn their heads
playGonna live life 'til we're dead.
playGive me scars, give me pain
playThen they'll say to me, say to me, say to me
playThere goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
playHere comes the fighter
playThat's what they'll say to me,
playsay to me, say to me,
playThis one's a fighter

playAnd if I can last thirty rounds
playThere's no reason
playyou should ever have your head down
playSix foot five, two hundred and twenty pounds
playHailing from rock bottom,
playloserville, nothing town

playText book version of a kid going nowhere fast
playAnd now I'm yelling, "Kiss my ass"
playIt's gonna take a couple right hooks,
playa few left jabs
playFor you to recognize you really ain't got it bad

playUntil the referee rings the bell
playUntil both your eyes start to swell
playUntil the crowd goes home
playWhat we gonna do ya'll?

playGive em hell, turn their heads
playGonna live life 'til we're dead.
playGive me scars, give me pain
playThen they'll say to me, say to me, say to me
playThere goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
playHere comes the fighter
playThat's what they'll say to me,
playsay to me, say to me,
playThis one's a fighter

playEverybody put yo hands up
playWhat we gonna do (hey!) [x4] y'all?
playWhat we gonna do (hey!) [x3] y'all?

playIf you fall pick yourself up off the floor
play(get up)
playAnd when your bones can't take no more
play(c'mon)
playJust remember what you're here for
playCuz I know Imma damn sure

playGive em hell, turn their heads
playGonna live life 'til we're dead.
playGive me scars, give me pain
playThen they'll say to me, say to me, say to me
playThere goes the fighter, there goes the fighter
playHere comes the fighter
playThat's what they'll say to me,
playsay to me, say to me,
playThis one's a fighter

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

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meaningMeaning

I’m definitely not talking about the amazing movie The Fighter. I’m not talking about an amazing real life boxer either. I’m taking about a 19 year old USA gymnast named John Orozco. He grew up in Bronx NY raised by two amazing Puerto Rican parents that did eveything for him to make his dreams come true.

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vocabulary Vocabulary

ya

Acceptable: Replacement for "you"


rock bottom

The lowest possible level

  1. Prices have reached rock bottom.

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