“Balboa” by Deneva Lefever
Another claim to fame,
And now everyone in america is knowing his name.
Gotta hit hit strong,
Better and faster,
He’s going up against the master of disaster.
Under the floodlights go the fights from the dizzying heights.
Be careful out there, it’s gonna get tricky,
But luckily in the corner you’re gonna have Mickey.
Rocky Balboa is his name,
He’s the king of the game,
Now the tiger shall never be tamed.
Warning- spoilers ahead!
Gonna fly now, flyin’ high now, gonna fly, fly, fly.
The song plays during Rocky’s training montage.
The rocky movies are about a working-class boxer from Philly who gets the rare chance to fight against heavyweight champion Apollo Creed.
He eventually goes on to become heavyweight champion, and fights Clubber Lang, who wanted to defeat Rocky, and Ivan Drago, an imposing Russian boxer.
These movies cover the story arc of Rocky's adult life, from his rise to world champion to a return to his humble origins.
These movies have woven their way into American culture, and nearly everyone knows about them. Here are some ways that the rocky movies influence America.
First of all, he is an ordinary person.
He was paid $40 twice a month just to have his brains bashed in.
If you think about it, he is being paid far less than minimum wage just to get injured.
He doesn’t have a new girlfriend every other movie. He gets a wife, has a child, and settles down. He also has pets (two small turtles: Cuff and Link, and a dog Butkus.).
Aside from him being an ordinary person, Rocky is so well-liked because he is a generally good person.
When a girl was smoking, skipping school, and hanging out around the wrong people, he walked her home and gave her good life advice.
He told her to stay in school and to stop smoking.
He told her how he dropped out of high school and how much he regretted it.
He tried to convince her to go down the right path in life and to make good choices in life, even if she didn’t appreciate it.
In the long run, it’s not just him being ordinary and a good individual, he teaches important lessons.
One that he taught was to never quit. Rocky himself said, “Going that one more round when you don't think you can - that's what makes all the difference in your life.”
He is incredibly inspiring, because he’s learned to do that extra boxing match.
He has learned to power through all of the difficulties in life, and that no matter what, things will get better.
The Rocky movies have inspired millions of people and influenced American citizens. It has taught them that when you hit rock bottom, you will come up.
The Rocky movies have woven their way into American culture because they have inspired people to power through rough times and rough stairs at the Philly art museum.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve gotta fly now.