14/3/2022     |     Music

The Fightig Spirit (Fire of Life) - Song for Ukraine

Illustration © Kate Rolfe

As the defenders of Ukraine's freedom face another week of threat and hardship, musician Patrick Dexter shares his latest composition, a hymn to their bravery and spirited resistance in the face of tyranny.

"The Fighting Spirit (Fire of Life)"
Patrick Dexter

Blood runs hot
Through the cold Spring air
From the fertile steppes
Through the rivers running south

There’s a burning in the soul of the land
As the wave of fire rises
A long road lies ahead
A road so many before have tread

Fire of life
The fighting spirit rises high above
Lighting up the cold grey skies
with passion that feels every heart

Fire of life
Fighting for the victories to come
Lighting up the world with hope
Through the hard times ahead
And so many heroes are hearing the call

Blood runs hot
Through the cold Spring air
Fighting for life
Fighting for living
Fighting for what it means to be alive
A long road lies ahead
But it's a road so many before have tread

Fire of life
The fighting spirit rises high above
Lighting up the cold grey skies
with passion that feels every heart
So many heroes are hearing the call

Fire of life
The fighting spirit rises high above
Lighting up the cold grey skies
with passion that feels every heart

Fire of life
Fighting for the victories to come
Lighting up the world with hope
Through the hard times ahead
And so many heroes are hearing the call