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Old 02-13-2017, 05:15 PM
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Eye of the Tiger Chorus

So, tell me because I'm curious... What do you hear when Survivor sings the chorus to Eye of the Tiger? I am not asking what the actual lyrics are, but please fill in the blank as to what you hear them singing:

"It's the eye of the tiger, it's the ________ of the fight..."

A good friend of mine and I hear the same thing. I am wondering if others hear the same. I don't want to bias you, so I'll fill in the blank for you all a little later.
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:16 PM
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I have the worst ear in the world for lyrics yet I hear thrill.
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:19 PM
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:30 PM
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I feel like I am being set up for a really bad joke.
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:37 PM
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Old 02-13-2017, 05:44 PM
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Old 02-13-2017, 06:26 PM
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http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/survi...fthetiger.html
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Old 02-13-2017, 06:48 PM
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Nowadays I hear "thrill", but I think at one point I might have thought it was "chill".
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Old 02-13-2017, 06:55 PM
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:01 PM
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That's about as far as I could quote in the lyrics, but it's definitely "thrill".
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:22 PM
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Yeah, I agree it's "thrill." No other word makes sense.
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:38 PM
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Definitely thrill. I'm not sure how you could hear anything else.
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:44 PM
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Thrill of the fight. The rest of the chorus is where it gets interesting.

..waking up from the challenge of our rivals,
and the one last survivor
gets a chill in the night,
and he's not getting up in the EYE!,
of the tiger...

or sumpin'
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:46 PM
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Old 02-13-2017, 08:56 PM
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Thrill of the fight. The rest of the chorus is where it gets interesting.

..waking up from the challenge of our rivals,
and the one last survivor
gets a chill in the night,
and he's not getting up in the EYE!,
of the tiger...

or sumpin'
Hopefully this doesn't run afoul of copyright policy:

"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"
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:14 PM
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Stay away from the salami, it smells funny tonight.
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:20 PM
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I always used to hear "goes in the back and beats off on the liverwurst."
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Old 02-13-2017, 09:30 PM
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Jock strap!

I mean "thrill."
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:06 PM
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A good friend of mine and I hear the same thing. I am wondering if others hear the same. I don't want to bias you, so I'll fill in the blank for you all a little later.
It's not muffled or indistinct like some lyrics. He very clearly enunciates "thrill" as a distinct word. What are you getting on about?

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Old 02-13-2017, 10:11 PM
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Stay away from the salami, it smells funny tonight.
But you just can't go wrong with the rye
Or the kaiser.
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:24 PM
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Thriller!

Thriller night!

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Old 02-13-2017, 10:53 PM
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Just kidding, it's thrill.
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:06 PM
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Derp, y'all. There's a reason I posted this link. With all the lyrics for everything posted on so many websites these days, how is there even a question? One friend says one thing, the other friend says another, they google it and conversation over. Seriously.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:49 AM
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Ok, we need resolution here. What possible word do Jinx and their friend think is being sung here? I'm struggling to think of what it could possibly be (well, I guess "chill" maybe.)

(SeaDragonTattoo - I don't think the question is so much what the actual lyric is--which obviously can be Googled--but rather if anyone else hears the same as Jinx & pal. Unless "chill" is the answer, then, so far, no.)

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Old 02-14-2017, 10:36 AM
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Ok, we need resolution here. What possible word do Jinx and their friend think is being sung here? I'm struggling to think of what it could possibly be (well, I guess "chill" maybe.)
Knowing Jinx's tendency to start a thread and then not come back to it for a while, we may need to chill for a bit before we get the thrill of a reply.

(And, for the record, I'd never heard the lyric as anything other than "thrill.")

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Old 02-14-2017, 10:50 AM
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Skipping replies to not be influenced.....

I always heard/sang:

"Thrill" of the fight

No idea what the actual lyric is.
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:23 PM
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"Dill".

What? It's obviously a song about pickles.
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:33 PM
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Derp, y'all. There's a reason I posted this link. With all the lyrics for everything posted on so many websites these days, how is there even a question? One friend says one thing, the other friend says another, they google it and conversation over. Seriously.
When the song came out (1982 or 83?), there were no internet lyrics sites, though. The question is what do you hear? From the time I first heard the song, I heard "thrill," no mistake about it.
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Old 02-14-2017, 03:05 PM
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I would have agreed with everyone who says it's clearly "thrill". I don't recall ever thinking it was anything else. However, just for fun I listened to it to see if I can guess what Jinx & co. were thinking and it does sound a bit like he's saying "feel of the fight" or possibly even "fear".
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Old 02-14-2017, 03:26 PM
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Is it, "Throat-warbler mangrove"?
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Old 02-14-2017, 03:40 PM
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Just letting the song play over in my head without actually listening IRL, I come up with "frame of the fight"

Then I listened to it. Yup, still 'frame'

This happens to me a lot. Often it makes the lyrics a whole lot interesting, though somewhat lacking in the sense department
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Old 02-14-2017, 03:47 PM
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Random trivia: Joe Esposito's "You're the Best," featured in The Karate Kid (1984), was originally intended to be used in Rocky III (which is the reason for the curious lyric, "History repeats itself") but was later replaced with "Eye of the Tiger."

Also, the version of "Eye of the Tiger" used in the film was a demo, but the finished version appears on the soundtrack.
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Old 02-14-2017, 04:06 PM
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I would have agreed with everyone who says it's clearly "thrill". I don't recall ever thinking it was anything else. However, just for fun I listened to it to see if I can guess what Jinx & co. were thinking and it does sound a bit like he's saying "feel of the fight" or possibly even "fear".
Yeah, listening to it over and over until the words lose meaning, I do kind of hear almost a long "ee" sound there. I'm coming up with "cream of the fight" as my alternate lyric. Let's see who wins!
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Old 02-14-2017, 04:59 PM
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:00 PM
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Yeah, I hear thrill. But I do note that the percussion/guitar distortion does tend to cover up the "th" sound, and possibly makes the "r" sound hard to hear. So I could understand people hearing differently.

To be honest, I'm not sure I haven't read the lyrics before and biased myself.
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:06 PM
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I was so, so wrong about this song.

It's the eye of the tiger
It's the cream of the crop
Rising up to the challenge of our rivals
And the last sole survivor
Stalks his way to the top
Don't you know it's his goal to controoooool
The eye of the tiger.
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:17 PM
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Yeah, listening to it over and over until the words lose meaning, I do kind of hear almost a long "ee" sound there. I'm coming up with "cream of the fight" as my alternate lyric. Let's see who wins!
I thought it was "cream of the fight" too for the longest time. Made sense to me, the cream rises to the top.
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:24 PM
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The line I could never understand was "stalks his prey in the night"

I heard something like "talks's ray in the night" but I knew that couldn't be right
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:22 AM
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OP, come back and explain!
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:38 AM
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Is it, "Throat-warbler mangrove"?
No, it's spelt "Throat-warbler mangrove," but it's sung "Raymond Luxury Yacht."
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:21 PM
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I thought it was "cream of the fight" too for the longest time. Made sense to me, the cream rises to the top.
Same here. Great minds think alike.

And then there's us.
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Old 02-16-2017, 05:19 PM
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"The fring of the fight."

I don't think it is as clearly enunciated as y'all do.




And Benny (of the Jets) has electric boobs.
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:07 PM
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Ok, we need resolution here. What possible word do Jinx and their friend think is being sung here? I'm struggling to think of what it could possibly be (well, I guess "chill" maybe.)
Krill, cause umm could be boxing tiger, umm, whales?
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:09 PM
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"The fring of the fight."

I don't think it is as clearly enunciated as y'all do.




And Benny (of the Jets) has electric boobs.
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:16 PM
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I hear "thrill", but I could see mistaking it for "skill" which would also make sense.
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Old Yesterday, 12:59 PM
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OK, Jinx, it's been a week!
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Knowing Jinx's tendency to start a thread and then not come back to it for a while, we may need to chill for a bit before we get the thrill of a reply.
Well, you sure called it!
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Well, you sure called it!
I noticed this a month or so ago -- he started several threads in The Game Room, posing questions, and then didn't come back to them for some time. (Note: he *did* eventually come back and post again in them, at least.)
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Old Yesterday, 04:43 PM
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Sounds like "14 k of g in a f p d" to me.
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Sounds like "14 k of g in a f p d" to me.
Get off the treadmill and bring in your cake from the rain, would ya, already?
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