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I Will Survive
Composed by
Lyrics by Original Writers
Dino Fekaris
Frederick Perren
Parody Writers
Jemaine Clement
Yoni Brenner
Performed by Jemaine Clement
Kristin Chenoweth
Produced by John Powell
Release date(s)
Running time 1 minute 52 seconds
Language English
Other information

Rio 2 "I Will Survive" Lyrics Video 20th Century FOX

"I Will Survive"'s official lyrics video.


Rio 2 "I Will Survive" Multi-Language Trailer 20th Century Fox

"I Will Survive"'s multi-language trailer.

"I Will Survive" is a song performed by Nigel and in Rio 2 in the talent show auditions hosted by Rafael, Nico, Pedro, and Carla in the Amazon.


Nigel: Well... Well, at first, I was afraid -
I was petrified.
I kept thinking that I could never live -
I could barely fly.
And I spent oh, so many nights thinking how he did me wrong -
And...and I grew strong -
And I learned how to get along...
Go on, now go!         
(MARMOSET NOISE)                                                       

Carla dances to Nigel's song.

Walk out the door!
Just turn around now...
It is I who have the floor!
Weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye?
Did you think I'd crumble?
Gabi: Oh no!
Nigel: Did you think I'd lay down and die?
Gabi: Oh no, not Nige..!
Nigel: Well, I will survive........!
As long as I know how to hate
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live,
Gabi: And I've got all my love to give!
Nigel: And I will survive
Gabi: You will survive
Nigel: I will survive!
Gabi: We will survive!
Nigel: I'm a survivor
I've got the eye of the tiger
Been training again and eating my fiber
You've been staying alive? Well, I've been staying alive-er
Watch where you sit, when I spit my saliva, like boom
You've never seen a cockatoo
Rockin' and shockin' and droppin' and poppin' and lockin' too?
Watch what I can do with out no autotune!
Gabi: Say what?
Nigel: Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh ooh ooh.....
Gabi: Oh, no, he di'n't!
Nigel: If you try to keep me down, I'll just come back stronger
You try to cut me short, I'll just come back longer
If you beat me at ping pong, I'll just play ping pong-er
Give me my throne, I am ready to thrive one thing I know...
I will survive!
I - will - sur - vive........


  • The original "I Will Survive" song is sung by Gloria Gaynor and has a completely different lyrics.