This weekend my ensemble helped lead music for our church's annual Ladies retreat. We began the day on Saturday with a fun re-write of the disco hit "I Will Survive". Liz, who sings in the ensemble, was given these words from her friend Beth, who is so talented and serves at a church in Oklahoma.
Since most of the women at the retreat were Moms... we thought this was a great way to get everyone going that morning. Ok... are you humming the tune? Here is the song if you need to be reminded.
Sing it loud... sing it proud...
At first I was afraid, I was petrified.
Kept thinking how my stack of laundry could pile up so high.
I laid awake at night thinking "Lord, what have I done,"
I put Clorox in my reds and now my colors have all run!
And now my brain's in outer space.
I just walked into the kitchen and found a mess all in this place
I went over to the fridge,
and I opened up the door.
But the stench was oh so bad it nearly knocked me to the floor.
Oh what's that sound? It's beeping higher.
And smoke is filling up the room because my dinner is on fire
The smothered chicken served with rice is now turned in to chicken fry
You think I'd crumble, you think I'd lay down and die.
OH no not I
I will survive.
As long as I know how to dial the phone
The pizza will arrive
I've got to get my family fed,
So I can get them off to bed.
And, I'll survive, I will survive....hey..hey...
It took all the strength I had not to fall apart
I need some Calgon time to slow the beating of my heart
And as I walked in to the tub and caught a glimpse of my own face
I wanted to cry
There were new wrinkles 'neath my eyes
Oh heavens me, what do I see
Oh now my mother's face is starting to pop out of me.
You know I've tried the latest creams, so many products I have bought
But these changes keep on coming and I'm getting so distraught.
Oh now what's that? How can it be?
I must be a hot flash that's coming over me.
I was cold but now I'm hot,
Only hell could be this hot
It's not my time, I'm way too young
Because I'm only 41
But don't you know, I will survive
As long as I've put concealer underneath my eyes
Dark circles come what may
I can count on Mary Kay
And I'll survive, I will survive...hey....hey
We will survive, We will survive
As long as we have girdles tight around our thighs
We're not asking for a lot, Just give us tons of chocolate
And we'll survive
We will survive... HEY..... HEY....