Friday, February 14, 2014

Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive



Gloria Gaynor sings "I Will Survive, her signature song, one that resonates with me, with all of humanity; it's one of those inspirational songs. Happy Valentine's Day to everyone. This is a song of survival, whether it is about bad personal and love relationships or a horrible disease like cancer. So, although this song not a precisely about cancer, it is about an intrusion and unwelcome guest; so, this is what I say to you cancer:
Go on now, go walk out the door
Just turn around now
'Cause you're not welcome anymore
Well, you never were; you have done your damage, your dishonorable deed, so remove yourself from my presence, from my body  and do not bother me or anyone else anymore. In plain English, get lost.

This clip is part of a PBS musical show on PBS., where a nine-year-old Ethan Botnick made his PBS concert special debut with "Ethan Bortnick and His Musical Time Machine" at the the historic El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles in August 2010; with Greg Phillinganes on keyboards; John Robinson  on drums; Michael Angel Alvarado on guitar; and Ian Martin  on bass.

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I Will Survive
by Dino Fekaris, Frederick J. Perren, Satoru Midori, & Yoshino Suzuki

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 now 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'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
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
I've got all my love to give and I'll survive
I will survive,
I will survive!

Live alot to give me strength 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 girl who's still in love with you
And so you felt like dropping in
And just expect me to be free
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 crush 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
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 crush 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
I've got all my love to give and I'll survive
I will survive,
I will survive!

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 girl who's still in love with you
And so you felt like dropping in
And just expect me to be free
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 crush 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
I've got all my love to give and I will survive
I I I WILL survive

(fading ending:)

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 crush me with goodbye
Do you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die?

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