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I Will Survive (5:10)

Cake covered "I Will Survive" in 1996 on the album Fashion Nugget. This is Gloria Gaynor's least favorite version of the song, due to its use of profanity: lead singer John McCrea altered the line "I should have changed that stupid lock" to "I should have changed my fucking lock."

The music video for Cake's version features John McCrea as a parking control officer who is writing tickets in San Francisco, often at the…

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At first I was afraid, I was petrified
I kept thinking I could never
live without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights

Cake - I Will Survive Lyrics


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  • Survive Style 5+. So good. [2]
  • Gaynor's original version was not my cup of tea, so i kinda prefer this cover.
  • @mostlyabsent just watched it! awesome movie.
  • Survive Style 5+. So good.
  • still one of the best cover versions ever....
  • wow this is awful
  • grrrrrreat !
  • "This is Gloria Gaynor’s least favorite version of the song, due to its use of profanity..." Oops!
  • "And you see me..." HAHA :D One of the best covers ever!

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