Song Lyric Sunday – Fight Song by Rachel Platten

I spent most of my life in self-doubt.  I never felt good enough or worthy enough.  Being in abusive relationships obviously didn’t help and there were times when I felt so beaten down that I didn’t feel like I had the strength to go on or to find my way out.  I honestly don’t know how I made it here, but I am so grateful that I survived and have found my way to a point where I feel love all around me, not only from those close to me, but also from within.

I’ve heard this song a few times on the radio and it always gives me chills.  Sometimes fighting is just making it out of bed each day.  Then, if you can do that, the next time, it is something more and more until you finally find yourself alive and free.  There were times I lost hope, but I’m here now.  I finally took back my life.

I hope you enjoy the song and the video.  Always remember that you are beautiful just the way you are and you are worth it.

Lyrics found at Google Play Music

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion
And all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?
This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me
Losing friends and I’m chasing sleep
Everybody’s worried about me
In too deep
Say I’m in too deep (in too deep)
And it’s been two years I miss my home
But there’s a fire burning in my bones
Still believe
Yeah, I still believe
And all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?
This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me
A lot of fight left in me
Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion
This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong (I’ll be strong)
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me
Know I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me
Songwriters: Dave Bassett / Rachel Platten
Fight Song lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was self love.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 10/1/17

This week, the lyric Simply Marquessa chose was:“I would get down on my knees, I would do anything for you.” Once again, the theme I chose doesn’t have much to do with that one lyric.  The name of the song it comes from is “I Touch Myself” by The Divinyls. I have to admit that I came up with the themes pretty fast after I knew what Marquessa’s song choices were and this one seems a bit off, but I also think it is an interesting one.

I suppose I jumped at the very first line in the song, “I love myself”, but the song is more about obsession than anything else.  Either way, I’ve come up with the theme and I believe it’s a good choice and can go in many different directions, so I hope you enjoy the song-hunting journey.

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “self love”.  

As always, you can go your own way and post a song that has nothing to do with the prompt.  We’re all here sharing our love of music and lyrics, and most of all, having a great time!

If you would like to suggest a theme, I am open to suggestions.   Please either pop it in the comments or send me an email at helenvahdati@yahoo.com.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

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#MarquessaChallenge – “I Touch Myself” – #fictionfriday #music #prompt

I’m loving this flash fiction challenge from Marquessa. I think you’d like it too, so click below and join in the fun.

Comments and pings will be turned off here, so please go to Marquessa’s blog to participate.

Happy Friday!

Simply Marquessa

Are you up for the #FictionFriday Lyric Challenge? Of course you are!

This week, please tag ONE fellow fiction writer to join in!

Photo credit: Paper Relics (Hope Wallace) via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Today’s lyrical prompt is: “I would get down on my knees, I would do anything for you.”

If you decide to use the prompt, please pingback to this post or drop a link to your post in the comment box below. I’d love to see what beautiful creations you come up with. 

My fiction for this prompt will be posted tomorrow – “Breaking the Unbreakable“.

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

All Rights Reserved ©2017 Marquessa Matthews

For more info about this challenge, click here.

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Song Lyric Sunday – Riot by Three Days Grace

When I was thinking about today’s theme, I thought of a quote from Hector Barbossa of  Pirates of the Caribbean – “The code is more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules.” This is how I feel about rules. I think they are good as long as they serve a useful purpose; however, I also believe we need to be flexible.

I saw Three Days Grace in concert with my daughter a few years ago and even though they weren’t the headlining band, I enjoyed their performance more than the main act. I don’t know if the lead singer said this in every city, but it sure made sense in our very conservative city. He said that the venue was happy to have them, but they were concerned about one of their songs and asked them not to play it. He pretty much said f*ck it and played it anyway. We all went nuts when this song started playing.

I don’t feel bad at all that he broke the rules.

Anyway, I’m sort of breaking the rules on my own theme, because this song isn’t really about breaking the rules (I guess you can consider rioting a form of breaking the rules), but the story behind it fit the theme so perfectly that I had to share.

I hope you enjoy!

If you feel so empty
So used up, so let down
If you feel so angry
So ripped off, so stepped on
You’re not the only one
Refusing to back down
You’re not the only one
So get up
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
If you feel so filthy
So dirty, so fucked up
If you feel so walked on
So painful, so pissed off
You’re not the only one
Refusing to go down
You’re not the only one
So get up
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
If you feel so empty
So used up, so let down
If you feel so angry
Just get up
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Songwriters: Adam Gontier / Barry Stock / Brad Walst / Neil Sanderson
Riot lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was rules.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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#MarquessaChallenge – The Other

I stare at myself in the mirror. It confirms what I already know. I look like shit. Not enough sleep last night. I should have ignored his text.

I turn on the faucet and lean down to splash water on my face. It doesn’t help.

I look back in the mirror and my breath catches in my throat.

“Miss me?” The face in the mirror smiles back at me.

“What do you want?” I grab a towel and start drying off my face.

“I thought we’d decided you weren’t going to see him again.”

Rolling my eyes, I throw the towel in the sink. Having my mistakes thrown in my face isn’t helpful. “We did, but…”

“What sob story did he tell you this time?”

I keep silent because I know it doesn’t matter.

“Cat got your tongue?”

More silence.

“He’s no good and the sooner you realize that you deserve better, the happier we’ll both be.”

“Look, I don’t need a lecture from you. Besides, if you hate it so much, why didn’t you show up last night?”

As I stare at the face in the mirror, it slowly disappears.

**

The closer I get to his door, the more my feet drag. It’s a mistake. It always is, but somehow I can’t stop myself and before I know it, I’m ringing the doorbell.

He answers on the second ring, and he’s just as glorious as he always is. His lazy smile makes my heart thud. “Thanks for coming. I knew I could count on you.”

“I really can’t stay. You said it was important?”

Just as the words leave my mouth, he grabs me and pulls me close. Before I can say another word, he is kissing me and his hands are everywhere. As always, I melt and we stumble into his apartment. He slams the door with one hand, while the other starts to unbutton my shirt.

Is this really what I want? I pull back to stare at him, but he doesn’t miss a beat.

“I missed you.”

It has the effect I’m sure he was looking for. I start to lean back in, but another, louder voice in my head starts to scream and suddenly the world turns upside down. My ears start ringing and I’m falling into darkness.

When I open my eyes, I see the face from the mirror hovering over me.

“He isn’t good for us! It’s time someone took care of this, since you seem to be so inept!”

I can’t seem to speak or think so I cower in the darkness. Through a tiny pin-hole in front of me, I watch as she slaps him in the face and walks out.


#fictionfriday is brought to us by Simply Marquessa. Today’s lyric prompt is: “Don’t pick up the phone. You know that he’s only calling because he’s drunk and alone.”

I’m pretty late in posting this, but I’ve been struggling with some health issues this week. Normally, when I’m struggling this much, I just skip the challenge, but I’d already thought of the idea, I just had to write it out. This time, I’m happy I did. Thanks for the inspiration, Marquessa!

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 9/24/17

This week, the lyric Simply Marquessa chose was: “Don’t pick up the phone. You know that he’s only calling because he’s drunk and alone.” However,  once again, the theme I chose doesn’t have much to do with that one lyric.  The name of the song it comes from is “New Rules” by Dua Lipa. I listened to it for the first time yesterday and really enjoyed the song. More importantly, though, it supplied the theme for this week.

I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of schizophrenic when it comes to rules.  If there is a guideline to follow, I’m pretty much a stickler for it unless you give me a good reason to not follow it.  So, on one hand, I like rules, but on the other hand, I do believe they aren’t always for the best.  I guess what I’m saying is that if there is a rule, follow it, but don’t be afraid to change the rules if they no longer serve the purpose they were intended for. Clear as mud? I thought so.

Anyway, as you may have guessed, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “rules”.  

As always, you can go your own way and post a song that has nothing to do with the prompt.  We’re all here sharing our love of music and lyrics, and most of all, having a great time!

If you would like to suggest a theme, I am open to suggestions.   Please either pop it in the comments or send me an email at helenvahdati@yahoo.com.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

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#MarquessaChallenge – “New Rules” #prompt #fictionfriday #music

Happy Friday everyone! It’s time for some Flash Fiction with Marquessa! Please click on her post and follow the rules to participate.

Comments are turned off here (for real this time) so please visit Marquessa’s blog to join in the fun.

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Are you up for the challenge? Of course you are!

Photo credit: Paper Relics (Hope Wallace) via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Today’s lyrical prompt is: “Don’t pick up the phone. You know that he’s only calling because he’s drunk and alone.”

If you decide to use the prompt, please pingback to this post or drop a link to your post in the comment box below. I’d love to see what beautiful creations you come up with.

My fiction for this prompt will be posted tomorrow – “Going Down“.

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

All Rights Reserved ©2017 Marquessa Matthews

To know more about this challenge, please see here

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