"Survival" as written by and Dallas L Austin Dallas Austin....
I'll never be an angel
I'll never be a saint, it's true
I'm too busy surviving
Whether it's heaven or hell
I'm gonna be living to tell, so

Here's my story (My story)
No risk, no glory (No glory)
A little
Up and down and all around
It's all about survival

I'll never be an angel
I'll never be a saint, it's true
I'm too busy surviving
Whether it's heaven or hell
I'm gonna be living to tell, so

Here's my question (My question)
Does your criticism (Criticism)
Have you caught up in what you cannot see
Well if you give me respect
Then you'll know what to expect, a little

Up and down and all around
It's all about survival
Up and down and all around
It's all about survival

I'll never be an angel
I'll never be a saint, it's true
I'm too busy surviving
Whether it's heaven or hell
I'm gonna be living to tell, so

Here's my story (My story)
No risk, no glory (No glory)
A little

Up and down and all around
It's all about survival
Up and down and all around
It's all about survival
Up and down and all around
It's all about survival
Up and down and all around
It's all about survival

(Up and down and all around)
I'll never be an angel
(Up and down and all around, survival)
(Up and down and all around)
I'll never be a saint it's true
(Up and down and all around, survival)
(Up and down and all around)
I'll never be an angel
(Up and down and all around, survival)
(Up and down and all around)
I'll never be a saint it's true
(Up and down and all around, survival)


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"Survival" as written by Dallas L Austin Dallas Austin

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    General CommentThis is such a great song!

    The overall message is 'you may not like me, but I'm not gonna stop'

    "'ll never be an angel
    I'll never be a saint it's true
    I'm too busy surviving
    Whether it's heaven or hell
    I'm gonna be living to tell"

    "Here's my question [my question]
    Does your criticism [criticism]
    Have you caught up in what you cannot see
    Well if you give me respect
    Then you'll know what to expect, a little"

    I love the Bedtime Stories album because of its funky vibe, and also the fact she's accepting herself and showing us she doesn't care what others think.
    missmeon July 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    MemorySurvival is Lady Madonna's most autobiographical life story/art song! In this Ciccone art piece, Madonna will Cry, Live to Tell and Survive the best way she knows how!-no matter what controversy she faces! Madonna has led a beautiful American Life because that Ray of Light for this Beautiful Stranger keeps her going. She ultimately writes "A Little Up, Down and all around-Survival!"-and we somehow believe her!
    rabbitbunnyon April 24, 2013   Link
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    MemorySurvival is Lady Madonna's most autobiograp!!!!hical art song. In this art piece, Madonna will Cry and Live to Tell and Survive any way she can no matter what controversy. Madonna has led a beautiful American Life because that Ray of Light Inside of Her keeps her going. She ultimately writes-A little Up and Down and All Around/It's all about Survival-and I somehow believe he!!!r
    rabbitbunnyon April 11, 2013   Link

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