Fight The Good Fight

You think a little more money will buy your soul some rest
You’d better think of something else instead
You’re so afraid of being honest with yourself
You’d better take a look inside your head

Nothing is easy, nothing good is free
But I can tell you where to start
Take a look inside your heart
There’s an answer in your heart

Fight the good fight every moment
Every minute every day
Fight the good fight every moment
Make it worth the price we pay

Every moment of your lifetime
Every minute every day
Fight the good fight every moment
Make it worth the price we pay

Triumph 1981

There are many things about the 80’s I don’t want to remember, some things I can’t forget, and still others that are some of my best memories. I will never forget this concert. The crowd, the smoke, the lights, and the giant Triumph sign that swung down from the ceiling. When they lit that up, I swear my heart skipped a beat. It was so bright I think I got a tan in 5 seconds!

Triumph_Allied_Forces_album_coverI was 16 when Triumph came to Portland Maine and played at the Civic Center. I had been to other concerts before this, but I was really excited to see them. I didn’t realize it at the time, but this song was going to play a significant role in my future. This one song got me through many, many bad moments when I felt like giving up. So many times I felt I couldn’t take any more pain. And every time, it only took this one song to pull me out of it.

Most of what I was feeling was just the usual teenage angst, but in combination with the “Substances” I was starting to become involved with, these feelings could be blown out of proportion. Teenage insecurity, immaturity and drugs. BAD combination! I started taking bigger and bigger chances with my own life. As far as I was concerned, I was invisible! I came close to dying on several occasions.

The reason for this post is simply to share with you a memory I had today while driving through Pennsylvania on my way to Maine to visit my mom. I picked up my load of laundry detergent, and started up I 81 into Scranton, then onto I 84. I was feeling a little tired and kind of bored. I couldn’t get any GREAT shot with my camera so I decided to pull in one of my favorite overnight stops. When this song came on, the memory of that night came back so strong I was 16 again, banging my hands on the wheel, screaming out the words with the stereo as loud as it could go. For 7 minutes I was the king of the world again, and I loved it!

(Poor Vinny jumped into the bunk and hid!)

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14 thoughts on “Fight The Good Fight

  1. Poor Vinny πŸ˜‚
    You had a powerful retro rock revival goin on in the cab..
    My coming of age band was Bad Company
    Little did I know, the name itself was prophetic in my life..
    My songs were,
    Bad Company
    Movin On
    Seagull ( favorite )
    Shooting Star

    The oddest thing of all, as I look back..
    The lyrics to those songs, played close to real events and times of my life..
    If there were a movie of my life, that would be the soundtrack 😨

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  2. Their first album had their best songs in my opinion.. Even my mom liked most of them.. Movin on was her favorite.. I bought the album when it came out.. 21 yrs later mom bought me the cassette of it and we’d play that and 3 dog night and sing, when she was taking trips with me in the truck.. You would’ve loved her and she would’ve loved you and Vinny..

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