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Alter Bridge - My Champion


Alter Bridge - My Champion - Meaning of the song


Vocalist Myles Kennedy harks back to his childhood days on this uplifting rocker.


"The lyric was actually inspired by thinking back to my situation as a kid. I was this really small, underdeveloped kid who had to work extremely hard to keep up with all of my peers. It was very frustrating. I would hear a lot of words of encouragement from parents, coaches, or teachers though. A lot of those things were stored away, and they manifested themselves in this song. I've been able to apply some of those concepts in my life a thousand times over since then."

The first time Mark Tremonti played Myles Kennedy this song's riff it was on an acoustic guitar. Kennedy says:

"Hearing it in an acoustic setting totally changes the vibe of it usually - it's not as anthemic. But that is such a super-strong hook, no matter what you hear it on."


My Champion - Lyrics


May this be your victory song A song for you when I am gone Reminding you of what you're meant to be A gift to bring you clarity To show you that your destiny Is not defined by what you've failed to see, no May this lift you up When you feel you'll fall again You cannot win, oh Hope these words are enough For you to be strong, my friend Sometimes you fall before you rise Sometimes you lose it all to find You've gotta keep fighting And get back up again My champion Oh, my champion You've lost so many times it hurts But failures made are lessons learned 'Cause in the end what you are will be much more Than you were May this lift you up When you feel you'll fall again And you cannot win, oh Hope these words are enough For you to be strong, my friend Sometimes you fall before you rise Sometimes you lose it all to find You've gotta keep fighting And get back up again My champion Don't ever run away For every fear you face You will survive and be much more Than you were, oh Sometimes you fall before you rise Sometimes you lose it all to find You've gotta keep fighting And get back up again, oh The world's gonna try and knock you out Just pick yourself up when you go down You've gotta keep fighting And get back up again My champion Oh, my champion My champion My champion, oh


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