Rock Ballad of The Week: Survivor “Everlasting”

Heart and soul I come to you
Are we meeting here on cue
Just in time for a love affair?
Like a fool that walked through fire

Just to reach my heart’s desire
Baby would you be waiting there?
Can we afford to wonder
If this could be the one?

Woh-oh — lookin’ for a love that’s everlasting
Wonder if the feeling’s strong enough
Tell me are we merely lovers passing
Or an everlasting love?

On this first night we are one
Kindred spirits on the run
Takin’ hold of our destiny
In this world of chances missed

Does forever still exist
This side of the fantasy?

Can we afford to wonder
If this could be the one?
Oh I’m lookin’ for a love that’s everlasting
Wonder if the feeling’s strong enough

Tell me, are we merely lovers passing
Or an everlasting love?
This could be an everlasting love.

Can we afford to wonder
If this could be the one?
Woh-oh I’m lookin’ for a love that’s everlasting
I wonder if the feeling’s strong enough

Tell me, are we merely lovers passing
Or an everlasting love?

Could this be an everlasting love?
Could this be an everlasting love?
Could this be an everlasting love?

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Songwriters: ATRILL/SULLIVAN
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Survivor is an American rock band formed in Chicago in 1978 by Jim Peterik. The band achieved its greatest success in the 1980s, garnering many charting singles, especially in the United States. The band is best known for its double platinum-certified 1982 hit “Eye of the Tiger,” the theme song for the motion picture Rocky III (US number 1 for 6 weeks). Singles like “Burning Heart” (US number 2), “The Search Is Over” (US number 4), “High on You” (US number 8), “Is This Love” (US number 9) and “I Can’t Hold Back” (US number 13) continued to chart in the mid-1980s.

The band tweaked its musical direction in 1988 with the release of the slightly heavier Too Hot to Sleep, but due to lackluster promotion the album barely reached the Billboard 200 in the United States. Because of this and tension between founding members, the band split.

Singer Jimi Jamison later toured as “Survivor” in the mid-1990s without the permission of the rest of the band, but reunited with guitarist Frankie Sullivan in 2000. The band then released Reach in 2006, but Jamison left again after its release and was replaced by singer Robin McAuley. Survivor continued to tour with McAuley into 2011 until Jamison returned later that year.

An announcement on November 13, 2011 by McAuley on his Facebook page revealed that he had left Survivor. A subsequent announcement on November 18, 2011 confirmed that Jamison had rejoined the band and a tour was to take place in 2012.

In April 2013 it was announced by the band’s official media sources that guitarist Frankie Sullivan had reunited the current Survivor line-up with original singer Dave Bickler, with the band now having their two most popular vocalists together for the next tour, Bickler and Jamison.

On September 1, 2014 Jamison died of what was believed to be a heart attack in his home in Memphis, TN. at the age of 63. His autopsy released on November 11, 2014 revealed the actual cause of death to be a hemorrhagic brain stroke, with “acute methamphetamine intoxication contributing.”

*source: wikipedia

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18 thoughts on “Rock Ballad of The Week: Survivor “Everlasting”

      1. At least over here. Oh, and it was interesting to read about the background of the band. I did not know that the lead singer had passed away.

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