Verse 1: Why does it seem, the ones we love much more, smile in your face, you love they will ignore; the pain that is caused can never be described, it's time to stand tall and move on with your life. Though it seems the shadows will not ever leave, though the sun is shining bright, it's as though you cannot see, and the pain deep down inside, you pray will soon go away; but just when you give in, the sun will shine again.
Chorus 1: I can, I will, I must, I shall survive (I will).
Verse 2: Someone told me that I was too involved, the cycle of life won't change, it only revolves. Some have been crushed by friends and family, but only real love will last eternity; but we search so long to find someone to trust, that is why oh, Lord, I'm glad You're my only real love.