11 Song Lyrics That Inspire Us to Kick Ass

Sometimes, even bulldoggers need that extra push.

It’s most definitely not a secret that we love music. In fact, you could probably call us obsessed with it.

We love the way it feels to crank up the speakers and totally let loose with a sweaty flow or a no-holds-barred dance party of one.

We love the way it feels to connect with a song at the moment when you need it the most, even if it means you end up crying your eyes out in a decidedly un-cute way.

Most of all, we love the way it feels to belt out the lyrics to a song that makes you feel like the very (bulldog) strongest version of who you are. Add in some open car windows and a cool breeze and a good friend? You’ve pretty much got yourself a perfect moment.

Here at bulldog, we look to our favorite songs to help inspire us to kick ass on the mat, at the office, and in life as a whole. We thought we’d collect a few of the lyrics that help get us fired up, in hopes that they’ll give you the extra push you need to conquer just about anything that’s on your plate.

To kick us off, the lyrics that help bulldog leader Katie D’Orazio tap into her bulldog strength…

It’s my life

It’s now or never

I ain’t gonna live forever

I just want to live while I’m alive

— Bon Jovi, It’s My Life

Check out these other musical lines that make us feel straight-up FIERCE:

My power’s turned on

Starting right now, I’ll be strong

I’ll play my fight song

And I don’t really care if nobody else believes

‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

— Rachel Platten, Fight Song


Alright, already the show goes on

All night, ’til the morning we dream so long

Anybody ever wonder,

When they would see the sun up

Just remember when you come up

The show goes on!

— Lupe Fiasco, The Show Goes On


I am brave, I am bruised

I am who I’m meant to be, this is me

Look out ’cause here I come

And I’m marching on to the beat I drum

I’m not scared to be seen

I make no apologies, this is me

— Keala Settle, This Is Me


I think I finally found my hallelujah

I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life

Now all my dreams are coming true, yeah

I’ve been waiting for this moment

— Andy Grammer, Good To Be Alive


I feel glorious, glorious

Got a chance to start again

I was born for this, born for this

It’s who I am, how could I forget?

I made it through the darkest part of the night

And now I see the sunrise

Now I feel glorious, glorious

— Macklemore (feat. Skylar Grey), Glorious


You can throw your hands up

You can beat the clock

You can move a mountain

You can break rocks

You can be a master

Don’t wait for luck

Dedicate yourself and you gon’ find yourself standing in the hall of fame

— The Script, Hall of Fame 


You held me down, but I got up (hey!)

Already brushing off the dust

You hear my voice, you hear that sound

Like thunder, gonna shake your ground

You held me down, but I got up

Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough

— Katy Perry, Roar


Just dance!

Gonna be okay

Dada doo doot-n

Just dance!

— Lady Gaga, Just Dance


But since you been gone

I can breathe for the first time

I’m so moving on

Yeah, yeah

Thanks to you

Now I get what I want

Since you been gone

— Kelly Clarkson, Since U Been Gone


Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father

Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers

Leave all your love and your longing behind you

Can’t carry it with you if you want to survive

The dog days are over

The dog days are done

— Florence + the Machine, Dog Days Are Over

Now try to get these songs out of your head. Seriously. Try.

What lyrics do you belt at the top of your lungs when you need to get fired up? Tell us on Facebook + Twitter!

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Featured image: Parker Mauk/Unsplash; Dancing image: Paulette Wooten/Unsplash

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