I Will Survive Lyrics - Gloria Gaynor

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At first I was afraid
I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live
without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights
thinking how you did me wrong
And I grew strong
And I learned how to get along
and so you're back
from outer space
I just walked in to find you here
with that sad look upon your face
I should have changed that stupid lock
I should have made you leave your key
If I had known for just one second
you'd be back to bother me

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Go on now go walk out the door
just turn around now
'cause you're not welcome anymore
weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
Did you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive
oh as long as i know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
and I'll survive
I will survive (hey hey)

It took all the strength I had
not to fall apart
kept trying hard to mend
the pieces of my broken heart
and I spent oh so many nights
just feeling sorry for myself
I used to cry
But now I hold my head up high
and you see me
somebody new
I'm not that chained up little girl who's
still in love with you
and so you felt like dropping in
and just expect me to be free
But now I'm saving all my loving
for someone who's loving me

Go on now go walk out the door
just turn around now
'cause you're not welcome anymore
weren't you the one who tried to break me with goodbye
Did you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive
oh as long as i know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
and I'll survive
I will survive (oh)

Go on now go, walk out the door
just turn around now
'cause you're not welcome anymore
weren't you the one who tried to break me with goodbye
Did you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive
oh as long as i know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
and I'll survive
I will survive
I will survive...!







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I do this song in a slow blues style with me and guitar | Reviewer: BMan | 3/15/14

the audience loves it. everyone sings along; we all know the words. people never thought of it as a blues tune, but the words just lent themselves to being done in that style. i just started singing it one day as a blues tune, and (((bam))) it hit me. so i rewrote the chording and kept a similar melody. it really works. great song. Gloria did it in a pop way. Cake, did it in a rock way. Sacha did it in a jazz way. i do it in a blues way. Any way, this song is grrrrrrreat. :D kudos to PERREN, FREDERICK J. / FEKARIS, DINO

Good for so many reasons...... | Reviewer: elena | 12/4/13

Gloria Gaynor appeared on the Today Show this morning.....sang this song....had the entire crew singing along....the energy it generates is good for any reason of Life....it just brings the mind together, and keeps all of us moving along....Yea to Gloria for singing this song with such vitality....to each of us for all of our own reasons!!!!

Applies to bad relationships and to those who turned to alcohol to try to cope | Reviewer: Loving mother | 12/4/13

My adult child has struggled with a woman who intentionally got pregnant to force him to marry her. (She has since done this with another guy). My son married her, but everything went awry. She tried to isolate him from his family so she could own him. She did not put any effort into raising the child and he couldn't get her to accept any responsibility for any aspect of their survival. He has trouble with conflict management. He tried to get it to work for 10 years but lost himself in the process. Ultimately, he chose flight into alcohol to cope with it. This ruined his life. Eventually they divorced. He has finally come to the realization that alcohol is not the way to go. This song could mean so much to him. Not just the disappointment in this "lost cause" marriage, but the "dark place" that binge alcohol drinking took him to. He is now in recovery and finding himself again. Thank you NBC morning show for sharing this song and to Gloria Gaynor for making it. I remember it from when I was going through a very bad time in my life. How pleased you must be to have helped so many people

I will survive! | Reviewer: Sasha | 11/10/13

I love this song. It is not only about getting over a break-up. I have terminal ovarian cancer. This song reminds me about overcoming obstacles, going on with your life and finding happiness no matter what. I am about to have "I will survive" tattooed on my arm.

i will survive | Reviewer: lindywey | 9/10/13

this song is really inspiring, the lyrics isn't only for the broken hearted its also for those who does not have the courage to go through life. well as for wise man, u aren't wise at all cos you're the kind of person that breaks a lady's heart. ur words are cold ....well that aside, I know I'll survive n I'll keep on surviving, i've gone through a lot in life n I survived so u too can, I love u gloria, u are the Best n I love u all...kisses!

Breaking up is hard to do, and it never gets easier | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/9/13

One of the best songs ever written for women. It was helpful to me during my divorce, and here I am again in my sixties listening to it again to get through a painful breakup. I'll keep listening as long it it helps, and it's helping a lot. There's a feeling of women united, you can see it in the audience. I'm grateful to this song, and I will survive.

lovely words | Reviewer: hiba | 3/27/13

this song really has a positive influence on me .it inspires me to go on in my live without caring about those people who let me down.and thats what am doing right now.this song must live for ever

TOTAL INSPIRATION | Reviewer: swabry | 3/21/13

when i first heard this song i was still young and hadn't yet gotten my heart broken. i used to sing it because i love singing but i never gave much thought and attention to the words. later on few years down the line my first love broke my heart, left me for another chiq....i was soo lost, down, hurting, feeling deceived mainly because he cheated on me and left me for the other lady.. you all know how it's like to be disappointed by your first love. i cried 4 him for days, i couldn't understand why he could do such a thing, at that time i felt like he was my all, like my world is coming to a stop. couldn't bring myself 2 accept that he's left for another woman. i had been with him for a long time that i ddn't know how to live without him. that's when my bestfriend dedicated that song for me, she brought a cd 4 me and for the first time Gloria's words had a meaning to me, i felt connected to her. it felt like she sang the song specially 2 me and i was so encouraged, i had the strength to wipe my tears, pick up the broken pieces of my heart and move on with life, face another day of my life without him.

Excuse me | Reviewer: inspired girl | 11/30/12

Wise Male Just because your a jerk like that and think that way thats not the case for everyone. I like how you a guy gets all pissy when a girl shows female independence and strength so if your going to negative no one said you had to read the lyrics SMH so really just fine someone sles to critic. JERK!!!!!!

WFT | Reviewer: OMG | 8/30/12

I love! this song, and am totally glad it's made some of you feel up when some dueche made you feel down... For 'Wise Male' dear lord, don't talk shit about a classic just cuz you got all caught up and shut down by some chick you thought you had a future with... Most guys with your bullsh1t lets just sleep together and with a half dozen people on the side kinda attatude have either been hurt or were raised by parents that ducked em up socially and emotionally, so go take a flying leap and take you negative nancy bull shit with ya...

Grow Up! | Reviewer: Wise Male | 5/18/12

Did it ever occur to her that just because she was that "crazy, mixed up girl so in love with you", maybe he was never that into her. Maybe it was all love, kisses and romance to her; but simply a physical thing to him. Like many women, she started thinking of what color your dream house would be, and what color you were going to paint the baby's room; half way through the first date. She read her hopes and aspirations into the relationship, and then blamed him when it wasn't what she alone, expected it to be. Typical.

I Truly Love This Song! | Reviewer: Chi-Chi | 4/28/12

I so love this song. It gives all the women out there the courage to move on after some guy dumps her like a hot potato. People who know how to love will never be alone in life. There will always be family or friends who'd always be there for us especially in the saddest moments of our lives. Who knows... Being dumped could be a blessing in disguise... It might open doors for us to make us find somebody better. Love yourself... Love and Laughter!!!

My Creys | Reviewer: EveryonewholovesSherlock Johnson | 4/1/12

This song helps me whenever I think of Reichenbach. Bless Gloria Gaynor for her support in this desperate time of maximum creys and very little hope.

Am livin well | Reviewer: Katherine | 1/18/12

I tout he loved me,nt until he left me for some other chick,who also left hm nd ran away...now hez back begging me 2 stay..damn..he so so yesterday,i dnt want him anymore..i just want 2 be me..

my ex brandon young | Reviewer: jasmine/jds | 9/18/11

i will survive is how my life went when i was engaged on june,17TH,2011. his name was brandon micheal lee young and i thought we were perfect until we moved in togeather. he was fine for the first week or so, until he started leaving messes, and leaving for 4 days or more at a time, and makin me sick, bringin people over i didnt know, and threats by him and his friends, i was so blinded that i couldnt see that he was useing me and coning me out of money. finnally i threw him out in the street, and said dont come back (along with alot of other words) so now ive been trying to survive in life and decided to take thngs slow.Im afraid still even today that im not gonna find my perfect love. but i know i have to keep tryin to fight for love in my life. cause no matter what happens its better to love (even if u get hurt), then to not love and not know what love is....


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