#MusicMonday: This Is My Fight Song

This weeks song that I chose was Rachel Platten and her song “Fight Song.”

If you haven’t heard of Rachel Platten, she broke out into the music scene last year with this song and it was an instant hit.  It seemed like everywhere I turned, or every radio station that I turned on was playing this song every hour on the hour.  She just recently released her first full length album “Wildfire” at the first of the year and is continuing with hit songs like “Stand By You.”

This song really speaks to me and about my life here in Los Angeles and being in the music industry.  Like I have said about a thousand times before, living here in LA and being in the music industry is not easy for anyone, let alone being disabled and pursuing a life in the music industry. It takes a very strong willed person to keep pursing and fighting every day.

My dad came to visit me a few weeks ago and he finally got a glimpse of what my life is like here in good ol’ Hollywood. I was excited to see him, and am very happy that I got to spend some time with him.  I know my dad loves me unconditionally and supports me in anything that I want to do with my life, but I sometimes feel like he doesn’t understand why I decided to move all the way to LA to pursue a job that probably has the most unstable job market out there.   Yes, it is not the most stable job environment, but it keeps me on the edge of my seat most days.  But want to know something?  I wouldn’t have it any other way. For example, a wise person once said that if there is something else that you are good at, and pursuing music isn’t your only option, go do that because the music industry is no cake walk.  I have never been one to settle down with a 9 to 5 job. To me that is way to boring.  I want excitement.  I want something new to happen every day.  This is why I am pursing a certificate at UCLA in their Music Business program.  This is why I go to tapings and concerts and network with people from all around.  I am learning every day, and yes, there are days where I have no idea what the hell I am doing, but it’s all a learning experience. This is why I always ask people to trust me.

I am a fighter and I don’t give up easily and when I set my mind to something I make sure it is accomplished, come hell or high water.  Because like the song says, “I still gotta fight left in me.”


32 thoughts on “#MusicMonday: This Is My Fight Song

  1. Reading your post gave me goosebumps, Katy! I admire your strong will, your passion, your enthusiasm, but most of all that you go for what you believe in, and that you believe in you! You bring everything with you to make it! And you don’t let anybody tell you something different! You are a power woman, lady!

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  2. I am one of those old guys that will happily tell you how much today’s music sucks, partially because I believe it’s true and partially because it’s fun to fit the stereotype sometimes.

    However, I do love this song.

    I can’t tell you how much I enjoy reading your upbeat perspective on life. Life is to be lived and that doesn’t always mean it’s going to be pretty. Following your passion in a world that almost preaches the necessity of a regular job is inspiring. Cheers to you!

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  3. You are a courageous little thing aren’t you Katy! I admire that very much. To move away from your family and go at it alone, brave! I wish I would’ve had just a smidgeon of that courage when I was your age. To glance sideways at the odds and say “Meh, I’m going for it anyway!” That’s the stuff heroes are made of. People like you deserve their dreams to become reality. I pray you receive the reward for your vision, truly.

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  4. A while ago I was asking about “happy songs” on Facebook. I wanted to put together a compilation to listen to in my new car. Rachel Platten’s Fight Song came up, I had never heard it before. From what you describe, it’s your perfect life hymn!
    Good luck with your plans – something tells me I must remember your name cause one day I might hear it again! 🙂

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  5. This song is my ‘pump myself up’ song most mornings when I am not feeling like myself. Kudos on going after your dream! Success will come in very many forms. The first is with you being happy. Cheers

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