~~November 2, 2016~~
THIS IS YOUR FIGHT SONG …. AMAZING GRACE
Piano Guys combine ‘Fight Song,’ ‘Amazing Grace’ in unlikely Scottish mashup
By Alex Johnson, Deseret News
Published: Friday, Oct. 30 2015
The Christian hymn “Amazing Grace” and Rachel Platten’s contemporary hit “Fight Song” may seem like an unlikely pair, but the two songs have one thing in common: a message of hope.
Although the The Piano Guys are known for playing entertaining and uplifting music in unusual locations,their latest video isn’t just fun to watch. The group combined the songs “Amazing Grace,” “Fight Song” and short interludes from “Scotland The Brave” to create an anthem of strength.
“This song and video for us was a struggle but a beautifully defining one,” according to the video’s description.
“We all struggle.
Not in the same way, nor at the same level, but we all want a fighting chance,” The Piano Guys wrote.
“And we all share in one gift: the will to make the most of our lives.
To take what we’ve been given and turn it into something better could be considered the sentient measuring stick of success.
But to do so seldom is simple and more often requires we fight.
Not against each other.
But against the current threatening to drown the ambition in us.”
The video was filmed at the Eilean Donan Castle in Dornie, Scotland, where the group collaborated with members of the Wasatch and District Pipe Band.
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~This is Your Fight Song~
Rachel Platten Scottish Cover
~Published on Oct 29, 2015~
Meaning/Story behind the song
When we first heard Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” we were inspired by its message. In a world where we too often talk about our differences, we have at least one thing in common. We all struggle. Not in the same way, nor at the same level, but we all want a fighting chance. And we all share in one gift: The will to make the most of our lives. To take what we’ve been given and turn it into something better could be considered the sentient measuring stick of success. But to do so seldom is simple and more often requires we fight. Not against each other. But against the current threatening to drown the ambition in us.
There is tremendous purpose in struggle.
It is when the struggle becomes so fierce that we must fight to swim or sink. John Newton, who penned “Amazing Grace,” worked on a slave trader ship and condoned inhuman atrocities. As his ship was on the verge of being torn apart in a violent storm he called out for Grace. Once his feet were again planted on firm soil he determined to change. His covenant was written into these words,
“I once was lost, but now I’m found; was blind, but now I see.”
Grace is the defining moment when we face and fight a monster poised to define us or destroy us.
This song and video for us was a struggle, but a beautifully defining one. We chose the Scottish culture to depict the dichotomy between Grace and struggle. Who else is tough enough and yet delicate enough to don a kilt in battle? And the Scottish pipe and drum are the ultimate conveyors of melody and cadence. One represents Grace, the other the indomitable fight.
Our dream was to film one of the most iconic castles on the Earth, Eilean Donan Castle in Dornie, Scotland.
Grace somehow made this video possible. We had to postpone our trip to Scotland several times, and when we could no longer postpone we had to leap in faith because just before we left everything had fallen through. It wasn’t until we were in the moment and had to let go of our pride and anxiety when everything Gracefully came together.
We recognize that this video is far less important than a fight for one’s life. We hope this music will serve as an anthem for those that are in the fight of their lives. We have people close to us who inspire us every day with their grace in the face of such a struggle.
This video is dedicated to them.
The superheroes in our lives that don’t wear capes, but wear a smile under villainous pressure — those that have been through so many defining moments that they are intimately acquainted with Grace and know it to be close cousins with hope. We pray “Grace will bring them safety through.”
Fight Song written by Rachel Platten & Dave Bassett
Amazing Grace (traditional) – lyrics by John Newton
Scotland The Brave (traditional)
We ALL struggle!!
We ALL are ONE!!