Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Alien Song to Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive"



A parody of Gloria Gaynor's survival anthem of 1979.

This song was a huge hit during the disco period of the late 1970s and early '80s. Notwithstanding the above humorous clip, Ms. Gaynor's powerful song speaks about recovery from rejection and a broken love affair, but it can also speak about the human need for love and self-respect and dignity. Such explains its universal popularity and why it has become an anthem for many women.

I Will Survive
By Gloria Gaynor

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 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've known for just one second you'd 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
Did I 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,
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 still in love with you,
And so you feel like droppin' in
And just expect me to be free,
Now I'm savin' all my lovin' for someone who's lovin' me
Go on now.. etc.

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