I Will Survive

I was driving the other day, trying to find some music on the radio, and landed on Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’.  It made me think about my journey recently, and my realization of how much I’ve allowed fear to control me.  I am choosing to live my life without that captivity, and this song seemed fitting.  It is strange to live without fear in charge – it has always held that place in my life.  But I am choosing to break the connection & learning to survive without fear & all who have perpetuated the lies throughout my life.  And I know I will survive.  Here are the lyrics with a few minor adjustments…

At first I was afraid;  I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side
But now I’ve spent so many nights thinking how you’ve done me wrong
And I am strong;  I’m learning how to carry on
And now you’re scared;  You’ve lost your place
I just walked away and you’re here to pull me back into that space
I should have walked so long ago;  I should have cut your ties to me
If I had known for just one second, how great life could truly be

So, Fear, go – Walk out the door
Just turn around now, cuz you’re not welcome anymore
Weren’t you the one who tried to bind me with a lie
You thought I’d crumble;  You hoped I’d lay down and die
Oh, no, not I;  I will survive
Oh, as long as I know I am free, I know that I will thrive
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 find 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 still enslaved to you
And so you keep on telling lies and just expect me to believe
Now I’m learning how to stand up for the truth which sets me free

So, Fear, go – Walk out the door
Just turn around now, cuz you’re not welcome anymore
Weren’t you the one who tried to bind me with a lie
You thought I’d crumble;  You hoped I’d lay down and die
Oh, no, not I;  I will survive
Oh, as long as I know I am free, I know that I will thrive
I’ve got all my life to live
I’ve got all my love to give
And I’ll survive;  I will survive

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