Tuesday, December 31, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 - LET'S KARAOKE 29: SURVIVOR - EYE OF THE TIGER

Happy 2014, everyone! I'll be ushering the new year with a 'roar' but don't expect me to post that Katy Perry song for my yearly karaoke. This time, I'm going back in time (32 years to be exact) and I'll be featuring Survivor's Eye Of The Tiger. This is the theme song for 'Rocky III' starring Sylvester Stallone and it climbed to the top of the Billboard chart in July 1982. It is, without a doubt, a great rock song. Often used at various events to rouse the audience, it reminds me that a lot of things depend on us. Only we can change our life and fate. Nobody else willl go the distance to help us if we don't help ourselves first. Of course, no man is an island who can survive on his own without depending on others but we need to keep in mind that it is always us who have to make the first move and persevere until the end if we want something real bad. Happy New Year!

The single's cover

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Risin' up, back on the street
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 trade your passion for glory
Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

It's the eye of the tiger
It's the thrill of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all with the
Eye of the tiger

Face to face, out in the heat
Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry
They stack the odds
Still we take to the street
For the kill with the skill to survive

It's the eye of the tiger
It's the thrill of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all with the
Eye of the tiger

Risin' up straight to the top
Had the guts, got the glory
Went the distance
Now I'm not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to survive

It's the eye of the tiger
It's the thrill of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all with the
Eye of the tiger

The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger
The eye of the tiger

2013 ROUND-UP (2009, 2010, 2011 AND 2012 RECYCLED)

Any great achievements for me? NO. Any extraordinary happenings? NO. Any exciting changes in my lifestyle? Definitely NO. Everything came and went like the previous years. Am I happy? YES. To some, it can be quite strange how a person can be happy and content when not much has happened to him or her. Yeah but that's me. I'm comfortably cocooned in my life at the moment that I don't think I want anything changed (unless it's for the better). At least, not yet. I'm sure that something is bound to happen sooner and later and I'll be shocked out of my pants when that happens. Till then, I'm going to enjoy the routine that I've created for the past couple of years and if there are going to be any changes, I hope they will be gradual. Some of my friends have commented on my laid-back attitude and I can only agree with them. After all, what is there to argue when everything that they say is true? Still, it doesn't mean that I don't work hard or put in any effort at all. I do but I don't think I'll be increasing the quota for my effort any time soon. Even then, I would say that what I've done is definitely much more than that done by some of my colleagues and friends. So how about that?

p/s This entry has been recycled four times already. I wonder if the same thing is going to happen next year...