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
– Survivor, Eye of the Tiger
Okay, it’s a corny Eighties anthem, written as the theme song for Rocky III after Queen wouldn’t let Sly Stallone use Another One Bites the Dust. It got an Academy Award nomination, though, and it’s fun to work out to.
But it’s about fighting.
Yeah, and so’s the movie. Rocky gets ticked off at Mr. T, loses his cool, his trainer, and his title, but comes back low and slow to regain his championship, with help from his former rival, Apollo Creed.
C’mon, you gotta love it, especially now. If you or someone close to you hasn’t taken a hit lately – illness, injury, divorce, someone checking out – well, maybe you just haven’t been getting out enough.
Shake it off, get your game face on, and sing along – you know you want to.
It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the thrill of the fight…