The Champion

Album: Cry Pretty (2018)
Charted: 47
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  • I'll be the last one standing
    Two hands in the air, I'm a champion
    You'll be looking up at me when it's over
    I live for the battle, I'm a soldier, yeah

    I'm a fighter like Rocky
    Put you flat on your back like Ali
    Yeah, I'm the greatest, I'm stronger
    Paid my dues, can't lose, I'ma own ya, ay

    I've been working my whole life
    And now it's do or die

    I am invincible, unbreakable
    Unstoppable, unshakeable
    They knock me down, I get up again
    I am the champion
    You're gonna know my name
    You can't hurt me now
    I can't feel the pain
    I was made for this, yeah, I was born to win
    I am the champion

    When they write my story
    They're gonna say that I did it for the glory
    But don't think that I did it for the fame, yeah
    I did it for the love of the game, yeah
    And this is my chance I'm taking
    All them old records, I'm breaking
    All you people watching on the TV
    You go ahead and put your bets on me, ay

    I've been waiting my whole life
    To see my name in lights

    I am invincible, unbreakable
    Unstoppable, unshakeable
    They knock me down, I get up again
    I am the champion
    You're gonna know my name
    You can't hurt me now
    I can't feel the pain
    I was made for this, yeah, I was born to win
    I am the champion, oh

    Born champion, Luda
    The C is for the courage I possess through the drama
    H is for the hurt but it's all for the honor
    A is for my attitude working through the patience
    Money comes and goes so the M is for motivation
    Gotta stay consistent, the P is to persevere
    The I is for integrity, innovative career
    The O is optimistic, open and never shut
    And the N is necessary 'cause I'm never giving up
    See, they ask me how I did it, I just did it from the heart
    Crushing the competition, been doing it from the start
    They say that every champion is all about his principles
    Carrie

    I am invincible, unbreakable
    Unstoppable, unshakeable
    They knock me down, I get up again
    I am the champion
    You're gonna know my name
    You can't hurt me now
    I can't feel the pain
    I was made for this, yeah, I was born to win
    I am the champion

    I'm the champion, yeah
    Surpassed all rivals
    It's all about who wants it the most (I am the champion)

    Fight for what we believe in
    That's what champions are made of

    I am the champion Writer/s: Brett James, Carrie Underwood, Chris De Stefano, Christopher Brian Bridges
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Lore Humphries from Chatsworth GaI first heard it just two days ago and I think it’s better than amazing. Carrie's vocal is off the chain and when Ludacris raps his solo and ends it with CARRIE. WOW VERY INSPIRING I keep listening to it over and over Great Work
  • Keith B. Rigsby from HereI, HIGHLY doubt tht, Ms. C. U., did most of the writing. She has NEVER shown tht kind of 'spirit' -- which is more of a masculine, 'aura'.
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