I WILL SURVIVE
Writers: Dino Fikaris and Freddie Perrin
Publishers: Bibo Music Pub Inc (ASCAP)/Perrin Vibes Music Inc (ASCAP)
(Opening lines from 'Lifeline' written by Melanie Safka
Copyright Melanie Safka)
From the album OLD BITCH WARRIOR (1995)

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

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

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

It took all the strength I had
Not to fall apart
Just trying hard to mend
The pieces of my broken heart
'Cause I spent too many night
Just feelin' sorry for myself
I used to cry
But now I hold my head up high

If you see me
With someone new
I'm not that timid little person
Whose still in love with you
So you felt like dropin' in
And you expect me to be free
But I'm savin' all my lovin'
For someone whose lovin' 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