Trip Lee – Sweet Victory

The following song is of pastor and rapper Trip Lee’s fifth studio album Rise (2014.) Sweet Victory is regarded by many as the standout song of that project. On it he talks about his struggles with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a rare debilitating condition which as the name suggests leaves the person who has it always tired no matter how much rest the person gets. He was diagnosed with it when he was 19 years and it has affected every area of his life, which he alludes to in the song.

What I appreciate so much about the song is the frankness with which he speaks and also the earnestness of his hope. My favourite line in it is “I pass on clich├ęs for true hope.” For more on the story behind song go here.

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