Born To Fight
Tracy Chapman Lyrics


They're tryin' to take away my pride
By stripping me of everything I own
They're tryin' to hurt me inside
And make me into a white man's drone

But this one's not for sale
And I was born to fight
I ain't been knocked down yet
I was born to fight
I'm the surest bet

There ain't no man no woman
No beast alive that can beat me
'Cause I'm born to fight

They're tryin' to dig into my soul
And take away the spirit of my God
They're tryin' to take control
And monitor my every thought

I won't let down my guard
And I was born to fight
I ain't been knocked down yet
I was born to fight
I'm the surest bet

There ain't no man no woman
No beast alive that can beat me
'Cause I'm born to fight

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Written by: TRACY L CHAPMAN

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Alex Salangkaty

They're tryin' to take away my pride 
By stripping me of everyhing I own 
They're tryin' to hurt me inside 
And make me into a white man's drone 

But this one's not for sale 
And I was born to fight 
I ain't been knocked down yet 
I was born to fight 
I'm the surest bet 

There ain't no man no woman 
No beast alive that can beat me 
'Cause I'm born to fight 
They're tryin' to dig into my soul 
And take away the spirit of my god 
They're tryin' to take control 
And monitor my every thought 

I won't let down my guard 
And I was born to fight 
I ain't been knocked down yet 
I was born to fight 
I'm the surest bet 

There ain't no man no woman 
No beast alive that can beat me 
'Cause I'm born to fight



All comments from YouTube:

Marcel Walker

We need this song now more than ever. Thanks, Tracy.

X

@Deroc 07 well allways

Deroc 07

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees 💖💖💖💖💯

dXoverdteqprogress

More than in the 50s or 60s?

Dredjungle

2 years later

gterrell007

Join me in posting it on facebook my brother

Alex Salangkaty

They're tryin' to take away my pride 
By stripping me of everyhing I own 
They're tryin' to hurt me inside 
And make me into a white man's drone 

But this one's not for sale 
And I was born to fight 
I ain't been knocked down yet 
I was born to fight 
I'm the surest bet 

There ain't no man no woman 
No beast alive that can beat me 
'Cause I'm born to fight 
They're tryin' to dig into my soul 
And take away the spirit of my god 
They're tryin' to take control 
And monitor my every thought 

I won't let down my guard 
And I was born to fight 
I ain't been knocked down yet 
I was born to fight 
I'm the surest bet 

There ain't no man no woman 
No beast alive that can beat me 
'Cause I'm born to fight

laila morse

Thank you for sharing the lyrics. xx

kevikevness

This is an amazing early video that Spike Lee directed at the Gleasons Gym in NY. The video was shot in 1 day and Ms. Chapman was nervous when she shot. She really only communicated w/ Spike and took his direction to the t. Personally I got the feeling Tracy didn't realize her beauty- - -I wanted to go up to her and tell her she was the most beautiful woman in the world. Beyond Dark Chocolate Beauty. Notwithstanding her words had the power to crack the earth and the song is the rage a black person feels at the height of injustice. Born to fight. Director of Photography: Ernest Dickerson.

jamhombre

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