Becoming Soca Warriors in Woodbrook, Trinidad

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Becoming Soca Warriors in Woodbrook, Trinidad

 

Fighter  - Maximus Dan

(Soca Warriors Anthem)

 

Listen to the song

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Maximus "The Gladiator" Dan released his Soca Warriors song, Fighter, in late 2005. The song, with its aggressive beats and chorus, struck a chord with the Warrior fans and was quickly adopted as the Warrior National anthem. It became the rallying song for the first ever appearance by Trinidad and Tobago in the finals of the World Cup of Football (Germany 2006).

 

The song has been generally associated with the Soca Warriors since, and has featured prominently in various documentaries made about the Soca Warriors, and been referred to as the team's anthem in two different articles on the FIFA website.

Marissa, Me, Fayola, Robert & Idaly
Gamers will recognize the track from the EA Sports football title, as it is one of two Trinidadian songs included in the FIFA World Cup gamesoundtrack. Recently, Maximus, an avid Warriors supporter, revealed in an interview that he had given the rights to the song to the Trinidadand Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) for nothing.

 

Fighter

 

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls
Good afternoon
And we are gathered here for the game of your life (lovely! lovely!)
I want to see yuh put yuh flags up in de air right now.
Sing!

(chant)
Oh oooh oh oh oh!
Oh oooh oh oh oh!
Oh oooh oh oh oh oh oh oh oooh oh oh oh!

Chorus:
I am ah Soca Warrior
I say win or lose i am ah fighter
I'm ah Soca Warrior
I come to shine meh nationality brighter.
I am ah Soca Warrior
I say win or lose i am ah fighter
I'm ah Soca Warrior
I come to shine meh nationality brighter.

Idaly, Me & Marissa at Sweet Lime


We will attack
We will defend
We going to pressure dem to de very end
And any opposition dat we meet, hear me now
We go defeat dem by we feet
We go shine with all we might
90 minutes of red, black and white, hear me now
Anytime you see we in we uniform
To get de victory is ah norm.

Well, i'm ah Soca Warrior
I say win or lose i am ah fighter
I'm ah Soca Warrior
I come to shine meh nationality brighter.
I am ah Soca Warrior
I say win or lose i am ah fighter.

I'm ah Soca Warrior
I come to shine meh nationality brighter.

Show them ... up on de field
Let dem know de position done seal
Every tackle, every pass, hear me now
We have dem eating off the grass
We never say it would be easy
To the battle almighty father lead we, hear me now
Anytime yuh see we in we uniform
To get de victory is ah norm.

I am ah Soca Warrior
I say win or lose i am ah fighter
I'm ah soca warrior
I come to shine meh nationality brighter.
I'm ah Soca Warrior
I say win or lose i am ah fighter
I'm ah soca warrior
Ah come to shine meh nationality brighter.

(chant)
Oh oooh oh oh oh
Oh oooh oh oh oh
Oh oooh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oooh oh oh oh

Oh oooh oh oh oh (warrior! warrior!)
Oh oooh oh oh oh
Oh oooh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oooh oh oh oh.

Still in abundance
Fit like a fiddle
So long we wait to hear de whistle
From down de way or thru de middle, hear me now
Every net ah get a riddle
We committed to de mission
Ready for any, kind ah situation
Hear me now
Anytime yuh see we in we uniform
To get de victory is ah norm.

(chant)
Oh oooh oh oh oh
Oh oooh oh oh oh
Oh oooh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oooh oh oh oh.

Oh oooh oh oh oh (warrior, warrior 2x)
Oh oooh oh oh oh (warrior, warrior 2x)
Oh oooh oh oh oh oh oh (warrior, warrior 3x)
Oh oooh oh oh oh (warrior, warrior 2x).

We will attack, we will defend
We going to pressure dem to de very end
And any opposition dat we meet, hear me now,
We go defeat dem by de feet
We go strive ... (we go strive, with all we might).

Glynnes says:
Soca Warrior is a good song to get your feet moving. Thanks
Posted on: Aug 06, 2010
Lilliana77 says:
Congratz on the feature Mr!! :D
Posted on: Apr 18, 2009
travelman727 says:
Ivana, I LOVE the song Fighter :-) Like the saying goes, "you have to grow old, but you don't have to grow up" :-D
Posted on: Apr 16, 2009
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Marissa, Me, Fayola, Robert & Idaly
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Idaly, Me & Marissa at Sweet Lime
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Gingerbread Inn hot tub
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Spacious, old-fashioned bathroom
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Idaly ready for TravBuddy meetup
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Leave Gingerbread, walk 2 blocks
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Crobar, sight of 1st TB shindig
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Huge Carib bottle, signs everywhere
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Carib, T&T breakfast of champions
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Native decor throughout Crobar
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Our TB gang befriends local patrons
Malta - carbonated malt soft drink
Malta - carbonated malt soft drink
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After Crobar, stroll to Sweet Lime
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Sweet Lime praised by Rachael Ray
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Scrumptious meals enjoyed by us
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Idaly, Me & Marissa have a blast
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