Born to Fight Lyrics

Tracy Chapman


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Tracy L Chapman
album: Track 7 in album Crossroads
release date: 1989-9-1
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length: 2:50
assistant engineer: Marty Lester
engineer: Kevin Smith
trumpet: Snookie Young
double bass: Tim Landers
acoustic guitar: Tracy Chapman
tambourine: Bobbye Hall
drums: Denny Fongheiser
piano: Jack Holder
mix: Kevin Smith
assistant mix: Marty Lester
producer: Tracy Chapman, David Kershenbaum
vocal: Tracy Chapman

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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

Track Listing

  • 1 Crossroads
  • 2 Bridges
  • 3 Freedom Now
  • 4 Material World
  • 5 Be Careful of My Heart
  • 6 Subcity
  • 7 Born to Fight
  • 8 A Hundred Years
  • 9 This Time
  • 10 All That You Have Is Your Soul