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From the album Eye of the Tiger, Eye of the Tiger was a #1 Pop hit for Survivor in 1982.

Frankie Sullivan & Jim Peterik

Guest Stars
David McKee
J's Journal:
Jesus predicted His death a number of times in the Gospels, including three separate times in three consecutive chapters in Mark (Mark 8:31, 9:31-32, 10:34), but His disciples still didn't get it. After His resurrection, two angels had to remind the women at the tomb: "He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'" (Luke 24:6-7) We started noodling with "Eye of the Tiger" during practice in Karl's basement, and this words started coming to me as I improvised. In a few days, the song was complete.
Genre: Classic Rock
Length: 4:12

I Have to Die First
Parody of "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
(John 12:23-24, Mk. 8:31, 9:31-32, 10:34, Lk. 18:31-33, 1 Cor. 15:26,55)

"I'm risin' up," that's what He said
"It's My time -- let's commence this
In three days I will be back from the dead
There's a plan to fulfill in My life"
So many times, He'd talked in the past
About His passion and glory
"Just like the grain used for wheat has to die
I must die, so the wheat can arise"
He said, "I have to die first to fulfill all the signs
Risin' up through the power of My Father
And at last when the hour has come you'll know I was right
And I warned you before this that I had to die first"
Facin' death, in Gethsemane
Sweatin' blood, feelin' lonely
He prayed to God, "You can take this from Me
If You will," but He still had to die
He said, "I have to die first in this terrible fight
Risin' up through the power of My Father
And my last lonely hour I'll be prayin' tonight
But I want you to know this -- that I Have to die first"
Risin' up, hate filled the mob
Took the Lord up to Calvary
Read the sentence, He was nailed to the cross
But the Man that they killed is alive
He said, "I have to die first -- it's a strange way to fight
Risin' up through the power of My Father
And at last I'll arise and put the devil to flight
And I warned you before this that I have to die first
That I have to die first"

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