Melissa G Clark

Heart of A Champion

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Melissa G Clark
Melissa G Clark

Story

This song is a testimonial to the spirit within us all, from Jim Valvano's "Don't ever give up" to the simple idea of "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." We all need a reason to keep going, whether we are musicians, athletes, or everyday folks going in to work, with a family to support. A simple song with a universal idea, I wrote it at a time when things were "okay," and it helped carry me through much tougher stretches of time that have followed those "better times." It includes some sel-deprication to avoid being preachy; the intnet is to connect with folks who feel like they've been squashed by the larger world. We're all in this together!

Lyrics

 

Sometimes in the morning I play my guitar/The moments are freeing for me/And though I now well I will not be a star/The freedom is all that I need

To carry me through an impossible day/Of working for my daily bread/I have to believe there is a better way/ Than doing this till I am dead

The heart of a champion beats in my breast/The effort I give is the same/As the ones who have made it and played it the best/It's all for the love of the game.

When evening rolls 'round I get ready to play/There's no place where I'd rather be/Kick back and relax at the end of the day/When nothing else matters to me.

The heart of a champion beats in my breast/The effort I give is the same/As the ones who have made it and played it the best/It's all for the love of the game.

Day jobs and stray jobs have kept me alive/I do what I can to survive/I pray for and play for each chance to take part/With my minor league hands/And my major league heart.

The heart of a champion beats in my breast/With Destiny staking its claim/On the way that we play when we're put to the test/It's all for the love of the game

When the heart of a champion beats in your breast/It's all for the love/Of the game.