“We Got Fight”
Written by Jessi Alexander, Jessie Jo Dillon, and Josh Thompson
Everything wrong with this record is captured in the delivery of one line.
“From our boots to our last names” is the line.
“From our boots to our last N-AA-AY-AYMES” is the delivery.
It wasn’t a great song to begin with. Typical inspirational pablum that doesn’t even meet the already low expectations for “theme song for the week’s inspirational Netflix film.”
But Gary LeVox is so determined to remind us that he can sing that he showboats at the expense of the lyric.
Listen. I don’t mind belting. I could make a good case for Whitney Houston’s cover of “I Will Always Love You” being the greatest recorded performance of all time.
But this is just belting for its own sake, managing to undermine already weak material.