I can see it now, Rocky running up the stairs with his hands thrown in the air. The music is blaring in his ears making him take the steps two at a time. No one can stop him. He’s invincible. I can see it now, Lenox Lewis entering the stadium with his white silk hood covering the dreads of his hair. In the background the DJ blasts, “I’m going to chase those crazy baldheads out of town.” The crowd goes wild. That’s his jam. The Rastafarian boxer uses the Bob Marley classic to strike fear into his close-cropped challengers. He’s Sampson and his hair is his strength. His music makes him powerful.
Every woman needs a theme song. It’s the song that is going to motivate and energize us when life gets us down. It’s the song that you put into your CD player and turn it up full blast. It’s the song that speaks to who you are and inspires you to settle into your fighting stance when people come to do battle. It uplifts and it warns your enemies not to mess or they’ll have a fight on their hands.
The rapper Kool Moe Dee wrote a song just for me. It’s the song that makes me sing out loud and launch into the running man no matter whose watching. If I’m down it gives me life. My choice is very fluorescent socks and acid wash jeans but I don’t care. I didn’t choose my song. It chose me. From the moment I heard the chorus, “how ya like me now?” I knew that it was my war cry. The song settled into my soul and took root. It was the song that I was going to sing when all my dreams were realized. I would ask the haters, “how ya like me now?” If someone doubted my talent, told me I couldn’t do something and proclaimed that I would fail, the minute I proved them wrong, I would ask the question, “how ya like me now?” It’s the theme song for the underdog and it fits me perfectly. I don’t play it all the time. I don’t play it everyday. I play it when life gets tough; when I’m on the verge of failing or giving up. I play it when I think I can’t go on. I play it in my head so much that the real song isn’t necessary. I can succeed. I can win. My song says I can. Cultivate a theme song and if you don’t have one borrow mine temporarily. Win at everything. When you have defeated all your detractors ask them with only the barest hint of sarcasm, “how ya like me now?”