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Survivor: Eye of the Tiger Meaning

Song Released: 1982

Eye of the Tiger Lyrics

Risin' up
back on the streets
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 change your passion for glory
don't lose your grip
on the...


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    Aug 13th, 2008 8:05am report

    It's basically speaking out of everybody's point of view, saying don't give up you worked to hard to get this far and you ether gave up or got obsessed with fame. It's not about the heart anymore, but it's also saying I'm a fighter. I fought my whole life, I've seen people succeed then give it up for glory.

    Where it says "THEY CHANGE THEIR PASSION FOR GLORY", it's saying unlike them I'm going to the top and I'm keeping my in it that could also have its comparison in war. It's moral it's keeping your heart in it. Don't leave your love for it.


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    May 31st, 2014 5:20am report

    I think eye of the tiger meansthat you should get back up when life knocks you down.Also that if you want to sucsede in something, you have to fight for it.Lastly,the only person who will get to where they wannabe,is a persn who fights till the end.NEVER BACK DOWN


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    Jan 18th, 2014 1:12pm report

    Okay, the Eye of the Tiger was created when the people who made the Rocky movies wanted a theme song of sorts for "Rocky III." When they asked Queen for the rights to Another One Bites the Dust, Queen rejected their request. So the people asked Survivors to make a song for Rocky III. The song is based off the events in Rocky III.

    In the movie, Rocky is a champ boxer and is very famous after the second movie's ending. The beginning starts off with a montage of Rocky beating everybody who challenges him for the title. He now lives in a mansion and his wife and kids are living in luxury. But when a boxer challenges Rocky to a fight, Rocky takes it smooth and instead of training really hard, he does pictures and soaks in the fame in his public training center. This is similar to the verse "so many times, it happens to fast, you change your passions - his urge and commitment to beating Apollo Creed in the first two movies - for glory - the want for public attention and fame.

    At the match, the opponent taunts Rocky and gets in a fight before the match. Rocky's trainer, Mickey, suffers from a heart attack and dies, leaving Rocky devastated, for he had known him forever. With Rocky's lack of training and commitment to beat the boxer, and the bonus that he was distracted with Mickey's heart attack, Rocky loses and gets knocked out in the second round.

    He had lost, according to his former rival, Apollo Creed, the "Eye of the Tiger," his urge and commitment to his training in the last two movies. He had chosen fame over the Eye. And the song is about how a young man had the urge to win, and when he did, lost it and took popularity and fame.


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    Oct 26th, 2012 10:42am report

    It means you are the tiger and you are stalking(focused) your prey (goal) and therefore must have the eye of the tiger.


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    Jul 16th, 2012 7:05pm report

    i think it is saying that you should keep on the right track and never step out of line and do what ever it takes to make your dreams come true whatever they are. also t never be scared of anything!


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    Jun 22nd, 2009 6:28am report

    no offence but thats not what its about this song was requested to be written for the movie eye of the tiger. It takes this meaning you find to fit the story line where they are fighting in a cociane filled shack

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