My Champion

Album: The Last Hero (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • 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," he said. "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 commented to MusicRadar.com: "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."

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