Putting Up Some Resistance

June 6, 2017 § Leave a comment

Today’s post borrows from what has become a popular hashtag on both Facebook and Twitter. However, while today’s entry was inspired by that hashtag, this is not a political post.

Instead, today’s lyrical endeavor deals with fighting back against whatever life has handed you. I don’t know if this song will ever be recorded or performed as I envision horns and/or some rocking piano, and neither my wife nor I plays horns or piano. Imagine this slightly uptempo with some horns behind the lyrics in a slightly syncopated jazzy rhythm, and you may get a feel for what I hear in my head with this song.

Resist

Resist, react
If you’re pushed aside
Fight back with all you’ve got
Don’t give up, don’t give in
Don’t surrender, don’t let ’em win
Take a chance – make a move
Even the least of us got something to prove
An open hand can do more than a fist
When you’re feeling disrespected
Resist

Sometimes it feels you’re being pushed away
Even the least of us got something to say
Your beliefs, your point of view
Just ’cause they’re different don’t make ’em less true
I know you feel downhearted
Defeated before you ever get started
Give me your hand; get up and stand
I think it’s time for a brand new plan
So . . .

Resist, react
If you’re pushed aside
Fight back with all you’ve got
Don’t give up, don’t give in
Don’t surrender, don’t let ’em win
Take a chance – make a move
Even the least of us got something to prove
An open hand can do more than a fist
When you’re feeling disrespected
Resist

I see you’re hurtin’
But one thing I know for certain
Now’s not the time to lay down and die
He may be goodbyin’
But there’s no need for cryin’
It’s not too late to act
Once you make your mind up and that’s a fact

Resist, react
If you’re pushed aside
Fight back with all you’ve got
Don’t give up, don’t give in
Don’t surrender, don’t let ’em win
Take a chance – make a move
Even the least of us got something to prove
An open hand can do more than a fist
When you’re feeling disrespected
Resist

When you’re feeling disrespected
Resist

© 2018 Walt Huntsman. All rights reserved.

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