What Is Your Fight Song?
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
In American and Canadian sports, a fight song is a song associated with a team. Fight songs are a popular way for fans to cheer for their team. The fight song works in three ways:
The fight song isn’t just a catchy tune but it has the power over the mind, will and emotions. What is your fight song?
I. Reflection – literally means a fixing of the thoughts on something or careful consideration. Additionally, we see that it means careful meditation or focused observation. This definition has the intent of a team going into a quiet time of reflection before they play their opponent! They carefully consider their part in the plays and go over everything carefully in their minds. This is the time where the player doesn’t involve anyone else except his mind and his thoughts.
II. Remembrance – literally means a retained mental impression or a special memory that has been held in special significance in the mind. This has the intent of a team that has been defeated and they are going over what they did wrong in an attempt to reconcile or correct their deficiencies. They painstakingly recall all of their blown assignments and their mistakes in their minds and on paper after a broken will. This is where the player connects with others, that have been in that same experience in an attempt to improve their performance.
III. Rave – literally means a wild talk with extravagant enthusiasm. This is a wild or out of control sound or noise that is uttered by someone. This person has an amazing thought or emotion connected to an experience. This has the intent of a team that has just won a game and they are very pleased with their performance! This is where the player and the team involve the crowd as they both celebrate their triumph and victory.
This fight song must be able to focus the mind, uplift the broken will and create or cause an emotional high. This song must stir up the person to want to fight the devil, fall on their knees to pray and to reverently fear God. It’s NOT just the music to a fight song that inspires men but the music and the message. Most people can cite a fight song verbatim if asked of their favorite sports team. A fight song must have three parts in order to be a good fight song:
- A Message