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February 14, 2010

This year is supposed to be kick-ass. Here’s how to get into the spirit. {Year of the Tiger}

You a Survivor of the ’00s? It’s now Year of the Tiger. Time for Eye of the Tiger!

The ’00s are done with. Time to close the door, pretend you’re Rocky, dance: Year (Eye) of the Tiger. {Videos}

It’s the Ultimate Comeback Song. It’s a kind of Lungta (Rousing Genuine Heart Confidence, or “Wind Horse”).

This year is supposed to be kick-ass. No more painful, horrible, hypocritical 2009 or 2008 or, really, any of the 00’s. How better to get into the spirit of the Year of the Tiger than act 12 again, close the door, dance alone in front of the mirror, and pretend you’re Rocky?

The below video is entertainingly dated. The song is timeless.

Lyrics? You got ’em:

Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger

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

(Chorus)
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
Hangin’ tough, stayin’ hungry
They stack the odds till’ we take to the street
For we kill with the skill to survive

(Repeat Chorus)

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
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

Full screen it:

The song actually debuted, if I remember, first in Rocky III.

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