Tracy Chapman - Born To Fight Lyrics




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





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  1. Neva Gonzalez

    I love this song , I showed it. To my husband and he heRt failure because she says turn int the white mans drone. We are from ca. Were we are the minority and there was just a rally up at Berkeley that really made him mad and he couldn’t get past it. I tried to tell him this is not a white against black song. This is about all oppression by any stupid ignorant people that oppress others. He always feels as a white man he is 7nder attack for things he has no control over things that happen generations before we were born. We are a mixed family our own family is mixed races but my husband second is white European. First generation American his father and mother both fled Hungary during ww2, when the communist conquered their country. He gets so worked up and angry if he sees a young black man scream about what is owed to him because his great great grandfather was a slave. In America now everyone can educate themselves and strive to be better. I am not saying a black won’t get pulled over for being black. God I live in the Bay Area Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose. I just wish people would educate themselves and feel compassion and empathy for others. He’s past the young black men yelling but not doing. Now the fight is different Muslim vs Christian. It’s the Middle East that scares him. For once black and white have something to fight together against. Personally I am a nurse I don’t care if your white black purple yellow or green. I would take a baby of every color if I could. We are all born into this world we come in the same way and we die just the same. I am currently working hospice and I tell you it doesn’t matter if the mother or father that is dying is white black brown or yellow, they all feel pain the same, the families all grieve the same. People are ignorant and stupid and it makes me very sad and like you Tracy I too am a fighter. I’ve been knocked down so many times I can’t count but I get up and fight for my right to be me. Thank You Tracy !!! Can not believe I never heard this song it’s one of my favorites. But. Like I used to sing for you. Tracy you can sing anytime. Do you know emojis won’t let you change the color once you use one I was going to give a thumbs up in every color. Won’t do it.ughhh

  2. Psalm 23:2

    There ain't no man no woman no beast alive that can beat me

  3. 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

  4. kcaj eyecitpes

    An Amazing singer, I had the privilege to see her preform live @ Dublin Castle 1999💖❤

  5. My Two Cents

    Come to Toronto. ❤

  6. FlareGunDebate

    I used to listen to this song spin on cassette in a silver boombox.

  7. Esther Ndungu

    Just love listening to her music

  8. José Freitas Oliveira

    Sucesso lindona...

  9. Josiane Agathe

    30 march 1964/30 march 2019 happy birdhay too you traaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacy Chapman 🎂🎈🎸🙏🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎸🎂🎂

  10. seb maugue

    I just love this woman

  11. Adaline

    blessing, Tracy! ∃π~♬♪♥∞☮★ <^>_ :| ~

  12. William Hill

    Keep fighting till the end don't ever give up

  13. Fiorella Z

    love you love you Tracy 💜

  14. Sylvie Lopez

    Tank you , wee hope the movement continue, peace for all

  15. El Greca

    Tracy was my uncle's favourite singer.. He was a real fighter and a talented artist..As I grow up I see that we have so much in commun..I miss him

  16. LifeWorks, ndh enterprises,llc.

    this is my song,always will be.

  17. LifeWorks, ndh enterprises,llc.

    directed by spike Lee.

  18. LifeWorks, ndh enterprises,llc.

    this is my story, this is my journey.

  19. Satan the great -come to hell

    Say He IS ALLAH THE ONE ( THE UNIQUE).
    ALLAH THE SELF SUFFICIENT THE ETERNAL.
    HE DOES NOT BEGET NOR IS HE BEGOTTON
    AND THERE IS NOTHING COMPARABLE NOR UNLIKE TO HIM.

    Forgive us all..o Allah the God of all

  20. Lorie Morris

    My most favorite video, Best part for myself, Is the part of Malcolm X!!.

  21. james ferguson

    This is the best music out right now. I have always loved your music, but I just stumbled onto your youtube. Powerful songs I didn't know about. This kind of music is making a difference for so many people, for me specifically so thank you. Really enjoying this music. Hope to see a lot more of it.

  22. Josiane Agathe

    ❤❤❤❤❤ vive la liberté jolie texte belle interprétation meeeeeeeeerci bookou Tracy Chapman 👏🎸🎸🎸🎶🎼🎙 braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaavo 😘

  23. tranurse

    This is what I play when I’m feeling beaten down, and need to stand back up.

  24. Paulbyron Desfosses

    4;52pm 1/29/2018 Montgomery Alabama

    LifeWorks, ndh enterprises,llc.

    Paulbyron Desfosses we praise you Mrs Rosa Althea parks.

  25. Elijah Anderson

    Apparently, Spike Lee directed this.

  26. Eduardo in Norway

    OMG muchas gracias Tracy, finally we get the video up.

  27. marquito1

    An overlooked release. This whole album is amazing. Never saw this video before.... I love it. Never give up... You are born to fighr

  28. Marcel Walker

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

    gterrell007

    Join me in posting it on facebook my brother

    Dredjungle

    2 years later

    dXoverdteqprogress

    More than in the 50s or 60s?