“Eye Of The Tiger” Is My Theme Song

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Music is not only used to entertain. It has the ability to empower the people who listen to it. One song in particular that keeps me motivated is Survivor’s “Eye Of The Tiger.” This song was released in 1982. It is best known as the theme song to Sylvester Stallone’s box office hit “Rocky.”

The song speaks of getting back on your feet even when things don’t go right. It talks about having a strong will no matter how many times something goes wrong. It tells listeners to never give up on their dreams. “Eye Of The Tiger” encourages to never back down during a challenge as well as being strong willed like a tiger. Towards the end of the song it speaks of never giving up even if the odds are stacked up against someone.

The song is played during the film when Rocky Balboa (Stallone) trains for his match against heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed to strive for self-respect and acceptance from others. The film itself is an inspiration telling the audience to chase after their dreams even though times are never easy. If someone wants something bad enough, he or she should go the distance no matter how long it takes to achieve.

Being in a wheelchair I faced many challenges throughout my life. When I hear “Eye Of The Tiger” it reminds me to keep pushing through and to never give up no matter how long it takes to reach whatever I set my mind to achieve. I love this song so much that I downloaded it as one of my ringtones. This way I can hear the positive message of the song when someone calls me. The song may be old, but I will never get tired of hearing it and singing along to it. I would like to end this post with the lyrics and the music video below.

“Eye Of The Tiger”

Rising 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

Rising 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

Hanging tough, staying 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

Rising 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

Rising 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

Rising 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

 

 

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Rocky the Musical

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In 1976 Sylvester Stallone wrote and starred in the boxing movie Rocky. This movie became a successful six part series. Now this blockbuster hit is being turned into a Broadway musical. Rocky tells the story of a boxer from Philadelphia who gets the chance of a life-time to go up against a super-boxer named Apollo Creed to become champion. During his journey for the title he finds love.

According to rockybroadway.com the team working on making this Oscar winning best picture into a musical is director Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher), songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime), and book writers Thomas Meehan (The Producers) and Sylvester Stallone. Some of the cast consist of Andy Karl as Rocky Balboa, his love interest Adrian is played by Margo Seibert and Dakin Matthews takes on the role as Mickey.

The story of Rocky is inspirational and will encourage people to follow their dreams no matter what it may be. The songs from the musical are also up lifting. Fight from the Heart and Keep on Standing are songs sung by Andy Karl. The famous song Eye of the Tiger by Survivor is performed by the cast during the second training montage. It wouldn’t be Rocky without the song Eye of the Tiger.

People are raving about this musical making this show a must see. Here are some reviews from tripadvisor.com:

“The show is incredibly well-staged, set design was excellent and the performances of the leads and supporting cast were inspired” said David R.

“Hold on to your hats, while you get ready for the fight of the year. Staging and special effects will have you on your feet chanting “Rocky! Rocky!” said Cindy M.

“The actors were incredible, the story line beautiful, the setting and interactivity with the audience amazing and the production just perfect” said Rodia

Below is a YouTube video first look into the show.