I Will Survive

Writing Prompt: The song of my life…

Francine Fallara
Nov 2 · 4 min read

Music Voices new writing prompt theme will be written on the ONE song that followed you all your life.

Share with us the song that was there, good times and bad times. The unique song, for you, that helps you relate and cope with your ongoing life events; happy or deceiving.

For me that one song is ‘I Will Survive’. Gloria Gaynor’s vocal strength has given me strength through my teens, my 20s, my 30s, my 40s and now heck my 50’s.

I associate this song to all of my life’s good and tragic major events.

Whenever life has blown me and crumbled me down to jigsaw pieces, this song was there to always help me recollect my broken pieces back to one beautiful person.

When life brought be sparkling happiness, this song was there to remind me where I came from, to solidify my foundations and help me built strongly forward, pressing play & strutting my life away.

I Will Survive — Gloria Gaynor lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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 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 known for just one second 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 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
And 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 and still in love with you
And so you felt like dropping in and just expect me to be free
Well, 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 break 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
And 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 break 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
And I’ve got all my love to give and I’ll survive
I will survive
I will survive

Songwriters: Dino Fekaris / Frederick J. Perren



I Will Survive’ is my personal timeless song that will follow me for the rest of my life.

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Francine Fallara

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Passionate, genuine and creative simple girl striving daily to keep my inner rebel warrior alive. Music lover. Exploration Geologist Consultant @ FF Explore 3D

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