My Battle Lyrics - Jonatha Brooke

Release information
Release Date: 2008-8-26
length: 4:54
JONATHA'S NOTE:
I found this lyric and my heart just leapt. You can see in the liner notes how labored the handwriting was. I think Woody was already in the hospital when he wrote it. But there was something so elemental, and at the same time universal, that I had to go deeper. Then in the archives one day, I was paging through one of his notebooks from years earlier, and there it was: "I never dread the day I will die, "cause my sunset is somebody's morning sky." Nora told me Woody would have loved it that someone was digging and merging and making new songs from his different writings. I was just thrilled that the jigsaw puzzle fell into place and this beautiful spiritual song really came to life.

Show me how, how to fight my battle in life
Show me how to fight
And I'll run away with you

Teach me how, how to fight my hard times in life
Teach me how to fight and
I'll run away with you

And I will never dread the day I will die
"Cause my sunset is somebody's morning sky

Show me how, how to face my troublesome fights
Show me how to face them
And I'll run away with you

Teach me how, how to win my union in life
Show me how to win
And I'll run away with you

And I will never dread the day I will die
"Cause my sunset is somebody's morning sky

Show me how, how to win for all of my people
Show me how to win
And I'll run away with you

Teach me how, how to love this battle of life
teach me how to love
And I'll run away with you

How to fight, how to win, how to love
Teach me how, show me how, teach me how
How to love
How to fight, how to win, how to love

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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 My Sweet and Bitter Bowl
  • 2 You'd Ought to be Satisfied Now
  • 3 All You Gotta Do Is Touch Me
  • 4 My Flowers Grow Green
  • 5 Madonna on the Curb
  • 6 There's More True Lovers Than One
  • 7 Sweetest Angel
  • 8 My Battle
  • 9 Little Bird
  • 10 The Taste of Danger
  • 11 New Star
  • 12 Coney Island Intro
  • 13 King of My Love