Longreef – “Battle Plan”: Hard Rock Daddy Video Review

Longreef Battle Plan

Aussie rockers, Longreef, broke onto the hard rock music scene last year on SiriusXM Octane’s When Worlds Collide spotlight with their catchy, lighthearted song, “She Likes The Ladies.”  This time around, the boys from down under are back with a much more serious message with their anti-bullying song entitled “Battle Plan.”

In an effort to help raise awareness for bullying prevention, Longreef has partnered up with Friend Movement, a national organization that was created to help spread anti-bullying images through art and media, and inspire people to prevent bullying by enabling them to be a better friend.

The powerful video was filmed during the band’s U.S. tour to help raise awareness for an ongoing problem.  It features the band members, and kids from all walks of life, holding up signs with sobering statistics about bullying and the effect that it has on so many innocent lives.

When asked about the inspiration for the song, guitarist Nick Miller, replied “Josh (Barker) had told me that he wanted to write a song about this issue for some time.  It was going to be a motivational song about standing up for yourself and believing in yourself, but as it progressed, he said that we should make it about bullying and having a battle plan to confront it when it happens.  It’s really a message for the kids out there who are getting bullied and feel like they are alone and don’t know who to turn to for help.”  Miller continued, “Josh was bullied in junior high and for a few years in high school, so the song is really coming from his heart.”

Although it ended up becoming an anti-bullying song, at its core, it is still a motivational song about standing up for yourself.  Unlike traditional hard rock anthems that inspire rage, “Battle Plan” is more introspective, melodic and uplifting.  Barker’s passionate, soulful delivery really brings this song of hope to life.

The goal for “Battle Plan” is simply to offer hope to those in need, and raise awareness of a problem that is much more widespread than most people realize.

Longreef and Friend Movement are doing their part to raise bullying awareness by providing a free download of “Battle Plan.”  They are asking people to pay it forward, share the song with others and ask them to do the same.  The only cost is a few seconds of your time…a small price to pay to help others.

The poignant lyrics to “Battle Plan” are listed below the video…

“Battle Plan” Lyrics

Take what you got, what you know

What you feel inside

And never move across your line

Make every day what you want, what you need

And never let it just be ok

Don’t ever think twice, don’t ever play the fool

Believe what you learnt, make it count

Never settle for less than what you know you’re worth

Say what you feel, speak your mind

You decide the wrong or right

Don’t ever think twice, don’t ever play the fool

Some of us fall, but we rise against

The fate it was we met

When it hurts, we stand

And guess what matters when the world ain’t fair

We’ll rise above and tell you that the hurt won’t last

If we got a battle plan

We got a battle plan

Break down the walls, take command

And just smile for a little while

Stand up and make the call

Now’s the time

There’s more to life than keeping score

Don’t ever think twice, don’t ever play the fool

Some of us fall, but we rise against

The fate it was we met

When it hurts, we stand

And guess what matters when the world ain’t fair

We’ll rise above and tell you that the hurt won’t last

If we got a battle plan

We got a battle plan

We are the battle plan

Some of us fall, but we rise against

The fate it was we met

When it hurts, we stand

And guess what matters when the world ain’t fair

We’ll rise above and tell you that the hurt won’t last

If we got a battle plan

We are the battle plan

We are the battle plan

We are the battle plan

About AW

Hard rock journalist and father of two amazing rock and roll children.

Posted on July 15, 2014, in Hard Rock Daddy Reviews, Songs and Videos and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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