At first I was afraid I was petrified
Thinking I couldn't live without you by my side
And I've been spending nights
Thinking how you did me wrong
And I grew strong
And I learned how to get along
And now you're back
From outer space
And I find you here with that sad look upon your face
I should have changed that stupid lock
Oh made you leave your key
If I've known for a second you'd be back to bother me
Go on now, go walk out the door
Turn around now
You're not welcome anymore
You're the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
Do you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die?

No, not I, I will survive
Long as I know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
And all my love to give and I'll survive
I, I, I will survive

It took all my strength not to fall apart
Trying' without my mind to mend my broken heart
I spent so many nights
Feeling sorry for myself, how I cried
But now I hold my head up high
And you see me, somebody new
I'm not that lonely little person who's still in love with you
Now you come dropping in
Expecting me to be free
Now I'm saving all my lovin' for someone who's loving me
Go on now, walk out the door
Turn around now
You're not welcome anymore
You're the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
Think I'd might crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die?

No, not I, I will survive
Long as I know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got my life to live
And all my love to give and I'll survive
I, I, I will survive

Go and go, walk out the door
Turn around now
You're not welcome anymore
You're the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
Do you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die?

No, not I, I will survive
Long as I know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
And all my love to give and I'll survive
I, I, I will survive

It took all my strength not to fall apart
Trying' without my mind to mend my broken heart
I spent so many nights
Feeling sorry for myself, how I cried
Now I hold my head up high
And you see me, somebody new
Not that lonely little person who's still in love with you
Now you come dropping in
Expecting me to be free
but I'm saving all my lovin' for someone who's loving me

Go on and go, walk out the door
Turn around now
You're not welcome anymore
You're the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
Think I'd might crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die?

No, not I, I will survive
Long as I know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got my life to live
And all my love to give and I'll survive
I, I, I will survive

Go on and go, walk out the door
Turn around now
You're not welcome anymore
You're the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye



Lyrics submitted by Boonechic_21

"I Will Survive" as written by Dino Fekaris, Frederick J. Perren, Midori,, Satoru,, Suzuki,, Yoshino,

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Comment:This is the all-time best "I-just-got-dumped-but-I'm-moving-on-with-my-life-cos-you're-a-sorry-ass-loser" song in the world!
    nietzsche_66on May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:This is one of my all time favorite songs. It's so much fuN!
    Rosiega1218on May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Two words.. DRAG QUEEN!!!!! Man I love this song so much and I love drag queens so its a good combo.
    Danielle1987on July 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:well, im normally a heavy metal type of gal...but i do listen to the occasonal oldies...were would we be with out them?...and this is one of my favs!
    (MetallicA is stil the best band tho! GO LARZ!!!)
    drumminggurl9089on July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i dont know what it is, but no matter what the mood is, this one always makes me feel better about everything. woohoo :) lol
    kristen86on August 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is just SOOOO cool and lovely, i love it!!! =)
    comegetsomeon September 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Hey this is a song about everything that happens in muy life lol
    blueidtexy105on March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:this song is a karaoke classic ... perfect 4 cheerin any upset kid up :) purely belter
    let_go_okon June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i dont know how many times this song has made me feel better when i was depressed... it is just so up lifting...
    MSK941on June 16, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:yes it is!! i listened to this song.. at it makes me forget my former girlfriend that leaft me... it great! its a so powerfull text.. and she sings it like a god! annyone heard the cover by cake??
    lamaon November 27, 2004   Link

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