Lyrics For I Will Survive

lyrics for i will survive - gloria gaynor
lyrics for i will survive – gloria gaynor

Gloria Gaynor’s iconic  anthem, “I Will Survive,” stands as a timeless testament to resilience and empowerment.

Released in 1978, this chart-topping hit instantly became an anthem for anyone overcoming adversity.

With its infectious groove, uplifting lyrics, and Gaynor’s powerful vocals, “I Will Survive” captured the hearts of millions, transcending generations and becoming an enduring symbol of inner strength and triumph.

Lyrics For I will Survive

Intro

At first I was afraid, I was petrified
Kept thinkin’ I could never live without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights thinkin’ how you did me wrong
And I grew strong and I learned how to get along

Verse 1

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 have known for just one second you’d be back to bother me

Pre-Chorus

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?
Did you think I’d crumble? Did you think I’d lay down and die?

Chorus

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

String Solo

Verse 2

It took all the strength I had not to fall apart
Just tryin’ 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 still in love with you
And so you felt like droppin’ in and just expect me to be free
Now I’m saving all my lovin’ for someone who’s lovin’ me

Pre-Chorus

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?
Did you think I’d crumble? Did you think I’d lay down and die?

Chorus

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

Pre-Chorus

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?
Did you think I’d crumble? Did you think I’d lay down and die?

Chorus

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

[Saxophone Solo]

Verse 2

It took all the strength I had not to fall apart
Just tryin’ 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 still in love with you
And so you felt like droppin’ in and just expect me to be free
Well, now I’m saving all my lovin’ for someone who’s lovin’ me

Pre-Chorus

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?
Did you think I’d crumble? Did you think I’d break down and die?

Chorus

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

Outro

I’ve got all my life to live, and I’ve got so much love to give
And I’ll survive, yes, I’ll survive, yeah, I’ll survive

Facts About Lyrics For I Will Survive

FactDetail
Song TitleI Will Survive
ArtistGloria Gaynor
AlbumLove Tracks
ReleaseOctober 23, 1978
GenreDisco, Dance-pop
Length3 minutes and 16 seconds
SongwriterFreddie Perren and Dino Fekaris
ProducerFreddie Perren
Chart PerformanceReached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1979
Grammy AwardsWon the Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording in 1980
Cultural SignificanceBecame an anthem for empowerment and resilience
LegacyInducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012

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