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Fight Like A Girl

I remember stumbling across this song in ’09 when I was having a really tough time at school and honestly felt like I had no where to turn. This song gave me strength to fight. I’ve recently rediscovered it and the lyrics resonate with me, and this song is where I got my WordPress username from. They lyrics are honest and true. They’re easy to relate to. They’re real. Have a listen and don’t forget – Hold your head high and fight like a girl.

Little girl alone on the playground
Tired of gettin’ teased and gettin’ pushed around
Wishin’ she was invisible
To them

She ran home cryin’
“Why do they hate me?”
And Mama wiped the tears and said
“Baby, you’re brave and you’re beautiful.
So, hold your head high.
Don’t ever let ’em define
The light in your eyes.
Love yourself, give them Hell.
You can take on this world.
You just stand and be strong
And then fight
Like a girl.”

At 31 she was wheelin’ and dealin’
Kept on hittin’ that same glass ceilin’
She was never gonna one of the boys, no
She coulda gave up on her ambition
And spent the rest of her life just wishin’
Instead she listened to her mama’s voice sayin’

“Hold your head high.
Don’t ever let ’em define
The light in your eyes.
Love yourself, give them Hell.
You can take on this world.
You just stand and be strong
And then fight
Like a girl.”

Oh, with style and grace
Kick ass and take names

Ten years of climbin’ that ladder
Oh, but money and power don’t matter
When the doctor said “the cancer spread”
She holds on tight to her husband and babies
And says “this is just another test God gave me.
And I know just how to handle this”

I’ll hold my head high
I’ll never let this define
The light in my eyes
Love myself, give it Hell
I’ll take on this world
If I stand and be strong
No, I’ll never give up
I will conquer with love
And I’ll fight like
Like a girl

Ooh

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Day 17: Put your iPod on shuffle, first 5 songs and what they mean to you.

1. I’ve only just discovered this cover by 11-year-old Josie and I’ve fallen in love. She has such a beautiful voice – Check it out. There’s no real deep meaning that this song has for me other than it’s the cute and awesome! 🙂

2. Mum played this song to me when I woke up on my 18th birthday. Every time I listen to it, I know that there is a big life out there for me and people who are going to hold my hand and help me get where I’m supposed to be.

3. This song is on my ‘happy playlist’. It reminds me that there are others who have felt like they can’t get through whatever challenges they are facing, and reassures me that I am okay, I will be okay, I will make it through and I am beautiful, strong and brilliant.

4. This song just makes me smile. I hope that there are plenty of guys out there who would go to such lengths to treat his lady like a princess :p

5. This song reminds me to stand up for what I believe in and that we all have the power to make a change – it relates not only to bullying like this video shows, but for me it’s a good recovery song. If we all stand together, use our voices and talk we can reduce the stigma around mental illness and help those who are struggling. So stand up for the silent and the broken hearted, stand up and use your voice!

Run. Run. Run.

I’d forgotten how amazing it felt to feel the wind push against you as you move – 

one foot in front of the other. 

1.2.3.4.5. 

I run to the beat of my own heart. 

Each time a new thought comes into my head, I stomp my foot against the ground,

as if crushing the pain that’s going through my head,

pushing the thoughts away each time my foot makes contact with the concrete, sand or grass. 

I put my headphones in and turn the volume up. 

I push.

Hard and fast.

A fresh burst of energy breaks free and I sprint.

I forget the world. 

I forget everything except the pressure of the wind against my breath and the earth beneath my feet. 

I stare ahead, focused on my destination. 

1-2-3-4-5-1-2-3-4-5

I keep sprinting until my muscles scream at me to stop.

I slow…

To a run..

A jog… 

A brisk walk… 

Then eventually a gentle walk. 

1..2..3..4..5.. 

A few hundred meters to let my muscles relax.

I breathe some oxygen into my lungs.

1…2…3…4…5… 

The next song on my playlist starts.

I run again.

To the beat of the music this time.  

1 (beat) 2 – 3 (beat) 4 (beat) 5 – 1 (beat) 2 (beat) 3 – 4 (beat) 5

Nothing else matters when I’m running. 

There’s nothing going on in my head except the music blasting from my earphones. 

I run.

And I run.

And I run.

I run because when I do…

I’M in control!