(Ow, ow-ow-ow-ow! Ow, ow-ow-ow-ow!) Yeah, yeah, yeah! How can you be sitting there Telling me that you care That you care? When every time I look around, The people suffer in the suffering In everyway, in everywhere.
Say: na-na-na-na-na (na-na, na-na!): We're the survivors, yes: the Black survivors! I tell you what: some people got everything; Some people got nothing; Some people got hopes and dreams; Some people got ways and means.
Na-na-na-na-na (na-na, na-na!): We're the survivors, yes: the Black survivors! Yes, we're the survivors, like Daniel out of the lions' den (Black survivors) Survivors, survivors! So I Idren, I sistren, A-which way will we choose? We better hurry; oh, hurry; oh, hurry; wo, now! 'Cause we got no time to lose. Some people got facts and claims; Some people got pride and shame; Some people got the plots and schemes; Some people got no aim it seems!
Na-na-na-na-na, na-na, na! We're the survivors, yes: the Black survivors! Tell you what: we're the survivors, yeah! - the Black survivors, yeah! We're the survivors, like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (Black survivors), Thrown in the fire, but-a never get burn. So I Idren, I-sistren, The preaching and talkin' is done; We've gotta live up, wo now, wo now! 'Cause the Father's time has come. Some people put the best outside; Some people keep the best inside; Some people can't stand up strong; Some people won't wait for long.
(Na-na-na-na-na!) Na-na-na, na-na-na na! We're the survivors In this age of technological inhumanity (Black survival), Scientific atrocity (survivors), Atomic misphilosophy (Black survival), Nuclear misenergy (survivors): It's a world that forces lifelong insecurity (Black survival).
Together now: (Na-na-na-na-na!) Na na-na na na! (Na na-na na na!) We're the survivors, yeah! We're the survivors! Yes, the Black survivors! We're the survivors: A good man is never honoured (survivors) in his own yountry (Black survival). Nothing change, nothing strange (survivors). Nothing change, nothing strange (Black survivors). We got to survive, y'all! (survivors)