Rise To The Challenge

rise to the challenge

Rise to the Challenge was written as a proposed theme song for the movie Rocky VI. It is about overcoming adversity, and is similar in style to Eye of the Tiger. Rich Spina former lead singer of the Atlantic Records group Love Affair, wrote the music and does the vocals. 

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Rise To The Challenge

Rise To The Challenge

Lyrics by Hal Pollock
Music and Vocals by Rich Spina

When your back’s to the ropes
And you just can’t go on
When your dreams are all fading
And all hope is gone
Gotta summon the courage
From deep down within
‘Cause you know in your heart
You were destined to win

When you hear the call
The strength is within you
To conquer them all
Rise to the challenge
Always stand tall
‘Cause the harder they fight
The harder they fall

When you’re down for the count
And you’re put to the test
Gotta show all the world
That you are the best
Get back up on your feet
Feel the passion arise
You must go for the kill
Keep your eye on the prize

This is the moment you knew would arrive
When destiny questions your will to survive
Gotta unleash the force of the tempest inside
‘Cause it’s on the line, it’s a matter of pride

When the dust finally settles
The battle is through
There’ll be only one standing
And it will be you

Rise to the challenge
When you hear the call
The strength is within you
To conquer them all
Rise to the challenge
Always stand tall
‘Cause the harder they fight
The harder they fall

 

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