Find that extra (ugh) and push your way through it

Inner Ninja from Classified is one of those songs that puts a pep in your step. It can make me dance in my car and has a beat that sticks in my head. Aside from the beat that I really can’t stop dancing to if I tried, the message is awesome. It is a positive, keep your head up, keep fighting spirit and like one of the lines say; “Find that extra (ugh) and push your way through it.”

Juggling life, work, kids, and all the extras can be hard. I’m not the only one who does this, everyone has their own balances to find. Sometimes when you allow yourself to wallow in your stresses, you feel alone, like you’re the only one working that hard. I know it’s not true, but I’ve learned that the only way is to find that extra ugh!, like mentioned in the song. Classified has some good messages in this tune, and some great one-liners. You may not have even heard of Classified before, but the Canadian-born rapper has a hit on his hands here – at least according to me.

I highly recommend you read the lyrics first, then take a listen to it. I bet you won’t be able to stop humming the beat!

Enjoy your Monday!

“Inner Ninja”
by Classified (feat. David Myles)

Ninja? You’re a ninja? Get out of here, you’re a ninja! Yes, I am a ninja.

I read the rules before I broke ’em
I broke the chains before they choked me out
Now I pay close attention
Really learn the code
I learned to read the map before I hit the road

Hey yo, I know you never heard this before
But I’d rather lose a fight than miss the war
And I ain’t wishing competition or fishin’ for it
I’m just living in the system, conditions are poor
I’ve been lost in the rhythm and misinformed
Too many late nights hittin’ the liquor store
Too many bad decisions, half assed attempts
No sweat, no fear, no blood, no tears
I go hard and I ain’t makin’ up no excuse
I’m overdue, I don’t do what I’m supposed to do
Cause you can think about it man, we’re supposed to lose
It ain’t all picture perfect, ocean views
No, I was a first class rookie,
Takin’ out bullies in my all black hoodie
Man of mystery, you know the history
Get it or forget it, cause poof, I’m outta here

I read the rules before I broke ’em
I broke the chains before they choked me out
And I pay close attention
Really learn the code
I learned to read the map before I hit the road

Nobody’s gonna see me comin’
Nobody’s gonna hear a sound
No matter how hard they tryin’
No stoppin’ me since I’ve found
My inner ninja [x4]

Hey yo, I’ve been high and I’ve been real low
I’ve been beaten and broken but I healed though
So many ups and downs, roughed up & clowned
We all got problems, but we deal though
I’m tryin’ to do better now, find my inner peace
Learn my art form, and find my energy
When my backs on the wall, I don’t freeze up
Nah, I find my inner strength and I re-up
Here we go, I know I’ve never been the smartest or wisest
But I realize what it takes
Never dwell in the dark cause the sun always rises
But gotta make it to the next day
It’s a feeling that you get in your lungs when you run
Like you’re runnin’ outta air and your breath won’t come
And you (uh) wheezin’, gotta keep it movin’
Find that extra (ugh) and push your way through it

I’ve had bad habits but I dropped em
I’ve had opponents but I knocked them out
I climbed the highest mountains
I Swum the coldest seas
There ain’t a thing I’ve faced thats been too much for me

Nobody’s gonna see me comin’
Nobody’s gonna hear a sound
No matter how hard they tryin’
Nobody’s gonna bring me down

Nobody’s gonna see me comin’
Nobody’s gonna hear a sound
No matter how hard they tryin’
No stoppin’ me since I’ve found
My inner ninja [x4]

I’ve had bad habits but I dropped em
I’ve had opponents but I knocked them out
I climbed the highest mountains
I Swum the coldest seas
There ain’t a thing I’ve faced thats been too much for me

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