"I Will Survive" as written by Dino Fekaris, Frederick J. Perren, Midori,, Satoru,, Suzuki, and Yoshino,....
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'd known for just one second you'd be back to bother 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 hurt me with goodbye
Do 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
And 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 person and still in love with you
And so you felt like dropping in and just expect me to be free
Well, now I'm saving all my lovin' 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
Do 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
And 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
Do 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
And I've got all my love to give and I'll survive
I will survive
I will survive


Lyrics submitted by Boonechic_21

"I Will Survive" as written by Frederick J. Perren Dino Fekaris

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

I Will Survive song meanings
Add your thoughts

32 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +3
    General CommentThis 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
  • +1
    General Commentlove this track.

    just been through a break up in which i was the one broken up with, and this song perfectly sums up that moment when you switch from being hopeless, sad, heart broken, etc into optimism and personal strength.

    did i mention i love this track?
    gold.
    vivy_ison August 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenta great song for anyone who has been through a terrible breakup.
    the meaning is pretty self-explanatory. it's about a couple breaking up and the other person comes back and expects the person to be still upset about the breakup when they aren't. i love this song a lot and it helps me feel better when i feel like i have nothing else left to live for.
    _bananapancakeson August 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother great 'Fcuk You song'*.

    *(A term I first saw on this website for Buddy Holly's classic 'It Doesnt Matter Anymore')
    Comrade_Liaron March 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow..., this is incredible! Listen with a smile! =D
    _TwistedRainbow_on December 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSong meanings. What a song means, to you? And of course what the artist means.

    So before you start calling eveyrone a loser, stop f**king trolling out because you had a bad day. And picked a stupid name.

    Trolling is FAR WORSE then general support.


    And you're a fucking idiot for trying to analyze a song which is as straightforward as this.
    Mazrimon March 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with YOURDUMB. Please don't say I like I hate this song and things like that,as nobody cares,Rather say something about the lyric, if you have something to say. And if you think the lyric is straightforward don't forget that it may be like that for you but not for someone else.
    I just wanted to suggest you the other point of view which this lyric reminds me of: here we have a woman who's kicking out of her house an unfaithful and selfish man, and that's all from her point of view (and that's great). Please now listen to a song by Jim Croce called Walkin' back to Georgia - it seems the other side of the story (the man's) and both are great if you put one next to the other
    thestampon March 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI first heard this in "Medium". Then I couldn't stop singing it for about two weeks. I love it.
    Foxwingon June 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont see why we shouldnt say so if we like or dislike the song. whether we like it or hate it influences how we interpret it. i think the site could probably do without the swearing and abusing of people's names, because i hate to sound cliched but in the end its about the music isnt it? sorry if i offended.

    i love this song!! and what i actually wanted to know is is this the origninal of this song?
    arya_elf_girlon June 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgirl power hell yes!

    tottaly fuck you to an ex boyfriend song!

    inspiration!

    also reminds me of the video the replacements... hahaha kickin ass movie!

    I WILL SURVIVE!
    Cindy-looon August 09, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain