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 had known for just one second
you'd be back to bother me.

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 goodbyes?
you think I'd crumble?
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 got all my life to live
and I 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.
Just trying hard to mend
the pieces of my broken heart.
And I spent 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 in love with you.
And so you felt like dropping in
and just expect me to be free
but now I'm saving all my lovin'
for someone who's lovin' me.

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 goodbyes?
you think I'd crumble?
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 got all my life to live
and I 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 goodbyes?
you think I'd crumble?
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 got all my life to live
and I got all my love to give.
and I'll survive. I will survive.

I W-I-L-L S-U-R-V-I-V-E!!!
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