Without a Fight

by Ryan Van Slooten

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"Without a Fight" is a song about facing yourself through the pitfalls of failure and self doubt. "It's a fine between loving and hating yourself, and sometimes I can't decide" is a poignant line in the chorus, articulating the delicate balance we all struggle with in the face of adversity. That powerful message is delivered beautifully with a strong, yet fragile arrangement, making it a song not of defeat, but of hope and redemption.


There’s been so many times that I want to throw up my hands
With tears in my eyes just yell to the sky that I’m done
I’ve heard no so many times that I’ve lost count,
And I’ve lost more than I’ve won
Holding out hope that tomorrow will bring the sun

Reserving all judgement for success has many different looks
And I’ve learned that failure is a friend when you really need it most
Cause there’s always a lesson that must be learned,
And it’s no good chasing ghosts
But I’m dying for a reason to raise this glass for a toast

There’s a fine line between bliss and misery
And the rollercoaster’s taking me for a ride
It’s a fine line between loving and hating yourself
And sometimes I can’t decide
But I’m not going down without a fight


released February 21, 2020


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