Risin' up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive
So many times, it happens too fast
You change your passion for glory
Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive
It's the eye of the tiger, it's the cream of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he's watchin' us all in the eye of the tiger
Face to face, out in the heat
Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry
They stack the odds 'til we take to the street
For we kill with the skill to survive
It's the eye of the tiger, it's the cream of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he's watchin' us all in the eye of the tiger
Risin' up, straight to the top
Have the guts, got the glory
Went the distance, now I'm not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to survive
It's the eye of the tiger, it's the cream of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he's watchin' us all in the eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger...


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Eye of the Tiger (Survivor cover) song meanings
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    General Commentthese arent actually the lyrics 4 the green day version. these r the lyrics 4 the original but billie joe but just makes noises that sound like the words and in fact the only the only words he sings are 'It's the eye of the tiger', at least thats what he does in the versions ive heard
    iamtheoneon June 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdamn right i have the live version hes like:
    rising up
    dah dah dah dah!

    dumbass
    blind_rockstaron August 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, totally! what i heard he just sounds like a drunk git. good old billie.

    X peace X
    Billie_Joe_is_mineon April 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentA cover of Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" with Billie mocking the almost in-decipherable lyrics by making noises that rhyme with them.
    knuxmanon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti/love/this/song/so/much/its/so/funny
    iambilliejoeon January 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhere can i hear this?
    frankscianteon March 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdont they do this on tour? ug. who sings da original version. oh wait
    they sing that song from that stupid band queen. why cant they do a good cover song on tour? i mean. they did outsider by the ramones. do that 1!
    monkeymanon April 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is my school's theme and we play it at every home game because we are the tigers. A.V. frickin' rocks!
    Lightning.Jon February 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhere can i hear this version?
    1m_n0t_0kaYon May 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto monkeyman - get your facts right kid, first of all "queen" isn't a stupid band.

    secondly, "survivor" wrote and performed it, not queen, moron.
    suede67on September 23, 2008   Link

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