Lyrics Post: “The Champion”

Sometimes you need a fight song to get your through the thick, help you pull out of the rut, and move yourself forward.

It’s cliche for a reason: being a champion comes from within. Anything else is a lesser substitute. The fight, the fire…it’s inside. Keep going. You’ll see. A champion comes in many forms.

“The Champion”
(feat. Ludacris)
By Carrie Underwood

[Carrie Underwood:]
I’ll be the last one standing
Two hands in the air, I’m a champion
You’ll be looking up at me when it’s over
I live for the battle, I’m a soldier, yeah

I’m a fighter like Rocky
Put you flat on your back like Ali
Yeah, I’m the greatest, I’m stronger
Paid my dues, can’t lose, Imma own ya, ay

I’ve been working my whole life
And now it’s do or die

I am invincible, unbreakable
Unstoppable, unshakable
They knock me down, I get up again
I am the champion
You’re gonna know my name
You can’t hurt me now
I can’t feel the pain
I was made for this, yeah, I was born to win
I am the champion

When they write my story
They’re gonna say that I did it for the glory
But don’t think that I did it for the fame, yeah
I did it for the love of the game, yeah
And this is my chance I’m taking
All them old records I’m breaking
All you people watching on the TV
You go ahead and put your bets on me, ay

I’ve been waiting my whole life
To see my name in lights

I am invincible, unbreakable
Unstoppable, unshakable
They knock me down, I get up again
I am the champion
You’re gonna know my name
You can’t hurt me now
I can’t feel the pain
I was made for this, yeah, I was born to win
I am the champion

[Ludacris:]
Born champion, Luda!
The C is for the courage I possess through the drama
H is for the hurt but it’s all for the honor
A is for my attitude working through the patience
Money comes and goes so the M is for motivation
Gotta stay consistent, the P is to persevere
The I is for integrity, innovative career
The O is optimistic, open and never shut
And the N is necessary cause I’m never giving up
See they ask me how I did it, I just did it from the heart
Crushing the competition, been doing it from the start
They say that every champion is all about his principles
Carrie!

[Carrie Underwood:]
I am invincible, unbreakable
Unstoppable, unshakable
They knock me down, I get up again
I am the champion
You’re gonna know my name
You can’t hurt me now
I can’t feel the pain
I was made for this, yeah, I was born to win
I am the champion

[Ludacris:]
I’m the champion, yeah
Surpassed all rivals
It’s all about who wants it the most

[Carrie Underwood:]
I am the champion

[Ludacris:]
Fight for what we believe in
That’s what champions are made of

[Carrie Underwood:]
I am the champion

Writer(s): Brett James, Carrie Underwood, Christopher Bridges, Christopher Destefano

Lyrics Post: “Pokémon Theme”

Over and over I listen to this with my son. It’s kinda catchy.

(originally by Jason Paige)

“I want to be the very best
Like no one ever was
To catch them
Is my real test
To train them
Is my cause
(Ooh)
I will travel across the land
Searchin’ far and wide
Each Pokémon
To understand
The power that’s inside
(Power inside)

Pokémon
It’s you and me
I know it’s my destiny
Pokémon
Ooh you’re my best friend
In a world we must defend
Pokémon
A heart so true
Our courage will pull us through
You teach me
And I’ll teach you
Pokémon
(Gotta catch ’em)
Gotta catch ’em
Gotta catch ’em all

Every challenge along the way
With courage I will face
I will battle everyday
To claim my rightful place
Come with me
The time is right
There’s no better team
Arm and arm
We’ll win the fight
It’s always been a dream

Pokémon
It’s you and me
I know it’s my destiny
Pokémon
Ooh you’re my best friend
In a world we must defend
Pokémon
A heart so true
Our courage will
Pull us through
You teach me
And I’ll teach you
Pokémon
(Gotta catch ’em)
Gotta catch ’em
(Pokémon)

Pokémon
It’s you and me
I know it’s my destiny
Pokémon
Ooh you’re my best friend
In a world we must defend
Pokémon
A heart so true
Our courage will
Pull us through
You teach me
And I’ll teach you
Pokémon
(I’ll catch you)
(Gotta catch ’em
Gotta catch ’em
Gotta catch ’em all
Pokémon…”

Glad to finally have a first-person glimpse into the wonder that is, Pokémon.

Lyrics Post: “Baba O’Riley”

A LONG time ago I was introduced to this band. An old friend who I’m in touch with still today — though admittedly, not as frequently as I’d like — was the one who opened my eyes. Since then, I’ve seen “for miles and miles…”, and so still appreciate the energy and creative sound that was, IS, The Who.

Please enjoy…

“Baba O’Riley” by The Who

“Out here in the fields
I farm for my meals
I get my back into my living
I don’t need to fight
To prove I’m right
I don’t need to be forgiven

Don’t cry
Don’t raise your eye
It’s only teenage wasteland

Sally, take my hand
Travel south cross land
Put out the fire
Don’t look past my shoulder
The exodus is here
The happy ones are near
Let’s get together
Before we get much older

Teenage wasteland
It’s only teenage wasteland
Teenage wasteland
Oh, oh
Teenage wasteland
They’re all wasted!”

Written by Peter Townshend

More Color

I think I need more color in my day. Yes indeed more color, that’s what I say.

From time to time, I find that rhythm adds a little more color, a little more color, to the day.

Often in my shirts and in my sox, splashes of color that really rock. So I’m the day to day jottings going up in this place, same thing’s true, need to do the same,

Splashes of color with words and pace, paint the picture outside, give a little taste,

Let you see from the page from the words on the screen, there’s surely more meaning you can glean and believe,

Believe if you let your mind run free everyday, wander far and wide, that’s what I say,

It’s good for your spirit, good for your soul, good for you mind, don’t you know,

Know for sure you’re a little better off, with a little more color, a little more color, a little more color, in your day.

Lyrics Post: “Stairway To Heaven”

My dad said he liked this song back when we were in high school. He knew Led Zeppelin! Reason Number 1,1936 why he was a cool guy. My dad.

Written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant

“There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold
And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she’s buying a stairway to heaven.

There’s a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
‘Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there’s a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it’s whispered that soon, if we all call the tune,
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long,
And the forests will echo with laughter.

If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow, don’t be alarmed now,
It’s just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There’s still time to change the road you’re on.
And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it won’t go, in case you don’t know,
The piper’s calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind?

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she’s buying a stairway to heaven.”

The Creative Side

I’ve worked for a long time, and I’ve learned a lot, and had a good run so far. I’ve been a courier and a sales guy and a manager and more sales and supply chain and now.

Now well into full stride, it’s time to go into overdrive on the Creative Side.

OVERDIVE.

LIVING THE CREATIVE LIFE.

CREATIVITY PRIORITIZED.

CREATIVITY CELEBRATED.

Everyday. That’s the professional mission I’m on now.

Even as I continue my regular gig, I’m stretching the limits of what I can accomplish every day, every week.

Creativity in over-drive.

Create everyday.

GOOD.

[Image from 8percent.com]

Lyrics Post: “Recently”


I’ve loved this song since the first time I heard it a long while back, decades even. An early gem from Dave Matthews. The music, the lyrics, the guitar play, the tempo…just love it to bits.


“Recently I’ve been
All of content and dreaming I have been”
‘Cause I been lately seeing
Quite a bit of this woman live on my street
People stare and we just ignore everything
People stare and we just ignore them
And they go away, go away
She comes to me
I watch her drink
I watch her comb her hair
Both say that we never before have
Felt as recently
People stare and we just ignore
What’s the use in hiding out
She says all the time
Let their eyes do the worrying about
She and me go to places quiet
Where we are quite alone
Kiss and we hold together
We will be until we’re done
People stare and we just ignore
What’s the use in hiding out
She says all the time
Let their eyes do the worrying about
Walk and talk, we both do quite well
And kissing all the time, kissing all the time
And I’m looking forward to much more
Both say that we never before
Never before have felt as recently
People stare and we just ignore everything
People stare and we just ignore
And they go away, go away”

Written by David John Matthews