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Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor – (Lyrics & Official Music Video)

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Video & Lyrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

EYE OF THE TIGER – SURVIVOR – LYRICS

[Verse 1]
Rising up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I’m back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive
So many times it happens too fast
You trade your passion for glory
Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

[Chorus]
It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all
With the eye of the tiger

[Verse 2]
Face to face, out in the heat
Hanging tough, staying hungry
They stack the odds ’til we take to the street
For the kill with the skill to survive

[Chorus]
It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all
With the eye of the tiger

[Verse 3]
Rising up, straight to the top
Had the guts, got the glory
Went the distance, now I’m not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to survive

[Chorus]
It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all
With the eye of the tiger

[Outro]
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger

 

 

 

 

EYE OF THE TIGER by Survivor is a song that was almost never written. The song was written and recorded at the request of Rocky 3 star Sylvester Stallone, ONLY AFTER QUEEEN denied Stallone permission to use “Another One Bites the Dust” the song Stallone intended to be the Rocky 3 theme song. ( So we all have the probably drunk & high Freddie Mercury for this. If he had been thinking straight, Eye of the Tiger may have never been written)

Eye of the Tiger was written specifically for Rocky 3 by Survivor guitarist Frank Sullivan their keyboard player Jim Peterik. The Rocky 3 movie was released the day before the single released. It gained tremendous airplay in 1982 throughout the world. It was the #1 song on the United States Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks straight. At the end of the year this was the number two song of the year behind Oliva Newton Johns “Physical”. It was the only song Survivor every head reach the charts.

Here is what Sullivan and Peterik had to say about writing the song

“At first, we wondered if calling it “Eye of the Tiger” was too obvious. The initial draft of the song, we started with “It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight, rising up to the spirit of our rival, and the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night, and it all comes down to survival.” We were going to call the song “Survival”. In the rhyme scheme, you can tell we had set up “rival” to rhyme with “survival”. At the end of the day, we said, “Are we nuts?” That hook is so strong, and “rival” doesn’t have to be a perfect rhyme with the word “tiger”. We made the right choice and went with “Eye of the Tiger”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: Motivational Music