Gloria Gaynor - I will survive

Time goes by the inch and I work it by the mile
I'm gonna have to go much faster if I'm gonna get there
I loved you with abandon, I was careless with my life
I'm gonna have to lose this heartache if I'm gonna get there
If I'm gonna get there


At first I was afraid
I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live
Without you by my side
And then I spent so many night
Thinking how you did me wrong
And I grew strong
And I learned how to carry on

And now your back from outer space
I just walked in to find you here
With that sad look upon your face
I should've changed the lock
Should have made you leave your key
If I'd thought for just one minute
You'd be 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 goodbyes
you think I'd crumble
you think I'd lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive

As long as i know how to love
I know I will 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

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
Now I hold my head up high

If you see me
with somebody new
I'm not that chained up little person
still in love with you.
So you felt like dropping in
and just expect me to be free
now I'm saving all my loving
for someone who's loving me

Alright now go
Walk out the door
Don't hang around now
'Cause you're not welcome anymore
Weren't you the one
Who tried to break me with your lies
Did I stumble?
Did I break down and die?
Oh no, not I
I will survive

As long as I have heart enough
You know I'll say alive
I got all my love to live
I've got all my life to give
I will survive
I will survive

Did you think I breakdown and die?
Or crumble, I will survive

Did you think I breakdown or crumble?
I will survive

Did you think I breakdown and die?
I will survive

Disco song from 1979.
Lyrics were written by Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren.