The song “Fight the Feeling” by Rod Wave delves into the emotional struggles that women often face when trying to conceal their pain and sorrow. The artist addresses how women are experts at hiding their true feelings and putting on a façade to the outside world, even though they are internally suffering.
He highlights how they attempt to conceal their heartache by resorting to taking shots at the bar, trying to momentarily forget their pain, but eventually realize that this is not an effective coping mechanism. The song’s protagonist is a young woman who has overcome many hardships and scars in her life. She has emerged stronger, but her heart still carries the remnants of past pain. She seeks to let loose and get “lit” for the night and escape into the city lights, but in the midst of it all, she is still in denial about her broken heart.
As the song progresses, the artist talks about how the woman wears a mask of makeup to conceal her pain and hurt, but deep down, she is still hurting inside. She lives her life on the outside, lying to the world, but inside, she is struggling. Despite this, she tries to keep fighting the feeling, trying to overcome her sorrow and move forward.
The chorus of the song touches on how the woman gets dressed up and goes to the club, where she tries to forget her pain and embrace the moment. However, she can’t help the tears from flowing when a love song plays, and she finds herself in the middle of the club struggling not to cry. The song effectively captures the emotional weight that heartbreak can carry and how difficult it is to move on from that pain.