"Survival" as written by and Jon Anderson....
Sunshine is creeping in
And somewhere in a field a life begins
An egg too proud to rape
The beginning of a shape of things to come
That starts the run
Life has begun
Fly fast the gun

The mother flew too late
And life within the egg was left to fate
Not really knowing how
The world outside would take it when it came
And life's the same
For things we aim
Are we to blame?

Don't doubt the fact there's life within you
Yesterday's endings will tomorrow life give you
All that dies
Dies for a reason
To put its strength into the seasons

Survival,
Survival
They take away and they give
The living's right to live (its all that we need to give)
The living's right to know

The egg breaks all is out
The crawling bird begins to scream and shout
Where is the parent bird?
A loneliness arose and heard its name, ring in
For lives, begin
Survival win
Survival sin

So soon the evening comes
And with it runs the aching fear of hate
Could someone still remain
Who thinks he still could gain by escaping fate?
It's much too late
Don't underrate
Appreciate

Don't doubt the fact there's life within you
Yesterday's endings will tomorrow life give you
All that dies
Dies for a reason
To put its strength into the seasons
Survival,
Survival
They take away and they give
The living's right to live (its all that we need to give)
The living's right to know

Survival,
Survival
They take away and they give
The living's right to live (its all that we need to give)

The living's right to know (its all that we have to show)
And we're all going (And we're all going)
And we're all going (And we're all going)
And we're all going somewhere


Lyrics submitted by Madame Me, edited by dnddmdb

"Survival" as written by Jon Anderson

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    General Commentthis song kind of gives you hope that even when you die you are still worth something and you will go on. it inspires me and makes me feel happy. (poor baby birdie :P)
    KirstenDanielleon February 12, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General Commentwonderful pro-life song. If a bird's fertized egg contains a life, certainly a human's fertilized egg is life also! (sorry libs, I know you want to maintain the right to crush this egg, so go ahead and crush it and then edit the song properly please). 'A person's a person, no matter how small'...

    The mother flew too late
    And life within the egg was left to fate scientists
    Not really knowing how
    The world outside would take it when it came
    And life's the same
    groovyman7on February 12, 2013   Link

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