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.

I have the worst ear in the world for lyrics yet I hear thrill.


I feel like I am being set up for a really bad joke.




Nowadays I hear “thrill”, but I think at one point I might have thought it was “chill”.


That’s about as far as I could quote in the lyrics, but it’s definitely “thrill”.

Yeah, I agree it’s “thrill.” No other word makes sense.

Definitely thrill. I’m not sure how you could hear anything else.

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”

Stay away from the salami, it smells funny tonight.

I always used to hear “goes in the back and beats off on the liverwurst.”

Jock strap!

I mean “thrill.”

It’s not muffled or indistinct like some lyrics. He very clearly enunciates “thrill” as a distinct word. What are you getting on about?

But you just can’t go wrong with the rye
Or the kaiser.