Born to Fight

This one will likely make it into the new book, but that's now why it was written.

I was going to help a girl I worked with to get off the streets years ago. Her pimp had gotten out of prison and found her. When I got there they wanted to turn things physical. I convinced them otherwise, but when I got home I wrote this.

Verse 1:

I lived my life in a hurricane
the world tearing apart around me
I just stood in the eye
looking around, screaming into the wind
Bring it on

Never needed a reason
to dig in deep to find the fight
it was there my first breath
from the first time I opened my eyes
So when you step to me
you better be willing to die
cause I know damn well I am.

Pre-chorus:

I don’t kneel
I don’t bow
If you make me fall
Better pray I stay down
Cause this world and the people in it
have tried to hurt me, kill me, change me, break me
but they never stopped me.

Chorus:

So before you try to come for me
you better know my story
cause if you step in my way
there’s no way out
many have tried but everyone’s failed
cause if there was one thing I was born for
I was born to fight

Verse 2:

I don’t want this fight
never asked for it then or now
nobody listened before, maybe you’ll be the one
If you don’t, remember you asked for this
and when you wonder what that look in my eye is
I’m ready to have a little fun

I don’t want this, that’s all on you
but running isn’t how I’m made
I’m flesh and blood
skin and bones
but if you come down this road
you’ll find me waiting
cause I was built for war.

Pre-chorus:

I don’t kneel
I don’t bow
If you make me fall
Better pray I stay down
Cause this world and the people in it
have tried to hurt me, kill me, change me, break me
but they never stopped me.

Chorus:

So before you try to come for me
you better know my story
cause if you step in my way
there’s no way out
many have tried but everyone’s failed
cause if there was one thing I was born for
I was born to fight

Bridge:

I’ve tried to live in peace
it just never came to pass
things like you always find their way to me
better me than someone else I guess
cause what I’m cut from isn’t cloth
it’s a mix of stone and pain and a crown of thorns
so if this is what you want then bring it on
but you better know…

Pre-chorus:

I don’t kneel
I don’t bow
If you make me fall
Better pray I stay down
Cause this world and the people in it
have tried to hurt me, kill me, change me, break me
but they never stopped me

Chorus:

So before you try to come for me
you better know my story
cause if you step in my way
there’s no way out
many have tried but everyone’s failed
cause if there was one thing I was born for
I was born to fight