Saturday, October 04, 2008

Fight Like a Man

Music can be one of the most uplifting things there is.

It can also be encouraging.

Between my father, my employment situation, the nation's and world's economy, and a Manchurian candidate about to win the presidency, it's hard to fight despair as I believe in the next few years I could well see my country die as the situation will be far worse in a few years than it is today. Yet there is hope.

When I was younger one of my favorite Christian rock groups was Petra and this is one of my favorite songs by this band and it has encouraged me in many difficult times.



For those who have trouble following the lyrics of rock music I have included the lyrics below.

Get On Your Knees (and Fight Like a Man!)

Words and Music by Bob Hartman


Out on your own with your own self reliance
You've got no one to watch your back
You find yourself caught with no strong alliance
You've been left open for attack

Over your head the condition is graver
You've given ground you can't retrieve
The cards are stacked and they're not in your favor
But you've got an ace up your sleeve


Get on your knees and fight like a man

You'll pull down strongholds if you just believe you can
Your enemy will tuck his tail and flee
Get on your knees and fight like a man



Under the gun you've got no place to hide out
Backed in the corner on your own
This is one storm you are destined to ride out
One way to leave the danger zone

You've got the backbone to fight this tide
You've got the will to survive
You've got the weapon, it's at your side
You've got to learn to confide

Get on your knees and fight like a man
You'll pull down strongholds if you just believe you can
Your enemy will tuck his tail and flee
Get on your knees and fight like a man

8 Comments:

Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Where there's a will there's a way. We'll survive Obama. The world is shifting left sadly but it's not the end - yet.

1:35 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

The world IS shifting left because of the excesses of the far right wing of the Rupublican Party.

Notice that socialism for the rich is enthusiasticly supported while the working class is squeezed further.

Will Obama be able to straighten out the mess that Bush has created?
I doubt it. But, when you are digging yourself into a hole the best thing to do is to STOP DIGGING!

If you want to see a homage to two great men, one Republican and one Democrat- stop over at my site.

We need a transformational figure to set things right. There is a great hunger in the land....

I have great sympathy for the plight you are now in. I hope that you will find decent employment quickly. I hope that your father will recover and be in your life for many more years.

And about the song: I have always believed that in times like this a wise man is the first one to get on his knees and pray. I have been praying for you and hope your current troubles abate. Take it to the Lord in prayer.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Let's send this to McCain TODAY.

BZ

7:38 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

pjc I hope you're right, but I fear that with ACORN etc messing with our system there will never be another fair election in this country.

tim I disagree with your politics but appreciate your prayer.

bz I hope McCain starts praying and fighting.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Frasypoo said...

I love Petra!
McCain does need to start praying,this is what the country needs more of

7:56 PM  
Blogger Frasypoo said...

PS:I am not able to find Dons blog and I know you are his blogging friend,can you please send me a link
Thanks

7:57 PM  
Blogger Ducky's here said...

For inspirational music I've never found much better than Bach or Haydn.

Just a suggestion.

We are going to need to stay calm and disciplined through this financial situation.

1:01 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

frasypoo Which Don would that be as I visit several blogs by "Don"s.

Ducky Actually I prefer Strauss or Tchaikovsky to Bach or Haydin. Bach is too hypnotic and sleep inducing.

3:47 PM  

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